Have you heard of the movie Black Panther Marvel Movie. I am not going to lie, when I first heard about it, it was when my daughter saw the trailer. She ran into my bedroom and said asked me can we see the Panther movie. I had no clue what she was talking about. I don’t watch a lot of TV. However, with the past few weeks leading to this epic movie. I couldn’t wait to watch it with my family.
Seriously, when Victoria says it’s her favorite is the Black Panther and she has not seen yet. You go. I have groomed her to have great taste in movies thus far. 😉
I loved, loved, loved the movie. There was one (1 minute) scene that I wasn’t crazy about, but my family was prepared. I love this movie.
There are a a few of reasons I wanted to see this movie. But I wanted to share 3 reasons families should see Black Panther.
3 Reasons Families Should See Black Panther
Black Panther shows African people in a positive light.
If you don’t know this about me. I am Nigerian. Born in Nigeria, raised by Nigerian parents. I am not technically 1st generation American but my siblings are because they were born in the US. I get to see both says of African world and the American world. I see how Africans can be portrayed in negative light and with negative jokes. My children know their African grandparents. They eat African food and know aspects of African culture. Black Panther shows the culture they know. When my daughter saw Angela Basset in her African clothing and she says she looks like grandma. What joy filled my heart.
Black Panther shows how important family is.
The message of family is so strong in this family. And not only the family that you are born with also a family you can create. Seeing the wonder interaction with the siblings with the love and well known siblings squabbling. How the goal of parents is prepare their kids to be successful, productive and kind people of society. How handle disagreements within the family and when to fight for what is right. And simply how strong a family of people can be. If you watch Black Panther a second time, you can see it in so many scenes – family.
Black Panther shows something different and collaborative can be amazing.
This movie brings in so many elements that I don’t think should be dismissed. That an almost all black cast can produce a box office hit. Check out the numbers. Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan have worked consecutively on 3 amazing films together. This is Ryan’s third featured film. Read those last two sentences again to make sure you capture that amazing fact. And this his Ryan’s third featured film to do so oh well. Ryan in his collaborative ways brought on two women he had worked with on pervious films, Hannah Beachler and Rachel Morrison (the production designer and cinematographer) who weren’t previous considered but he knew what they could bring to the table. And they brought it. I love this article that shows how important this move was for women in Hollywood. Also, the female cast of women. Their natural beauty. How they are funny and powerful. How women can work together and be fierce. I actually could go on and on about this 3rd reason.
There are so many other reasons to see this movie. It was hard to narrow down to 3 and not give any spoilers. But I watching this movie with my family, I watched to see African people as I see them, how important family is and how being different is a good thing. I could talk about Black Panther all day. In fact, I considered making a facebook group for those who have watched it and to discuss it. But I would be there all day reading and commenting and the way my family life is setup …😂
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Wife of one and mother of two (twins). Raising a family in the midwest. Lover of Netflix, crime shows and summer. Founder of The Expecting Mamas Network.