Black Panther : I’m going to be honest, it took me four viewings of Black Panther before I fell in love with it. It took me that long to realize what a multilayered and brilliant work it is.
Nearly every aspect is top-notch — writing, acting, set design, editing and costumes. But most important are the characters. You could easily make an awesome Okoye, Shuri, Nakia or M’Baku movie.
It’s Erik Killmonger, though, and his effect on T’Challa that truly made this movie sit head and shoulders above the rest. And I love most of the films on this list!
There’s so much richness here. So much to unpack. This is Marvel Studios at its most mature. How ironic that it was its youngest director that brought it to fruition.
Best moment: Killmonger’s dream. This is the best scene in the MCU so far. Everything about it, from the acting and writing to the music, editing and even the set design, is perfect.