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Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ appears to be worth the hype (Photos)

January 30, 2018 GMT

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ appears to be worth the hype (Photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The “Black Panther” premiere took place Monday night, meaning a select few in Hollywood were able to screen the movie that has as much hype surrounding it as any Marvel movie to date.

And that hype appears to be justified.

The film, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira has received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from those who attended the screening last night.

In particular there is high praise for director Ryan Coogler, Jordan’s villain Erik Killmonger and the explorations of race and representation.

You can check out the reactions below. “Black Panther” opens in theaters on Feb. 16.

OMFG! #BlackPanther is everything I never knew I needed!— Tre’vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) January 30, 2018

BLACK PANTHER is black as fuck and I love it for it. Y’all don’t understand how good it feels to see. I want to live in Wakanda. #BlackPanther #BlackPantherSoLit pic.twitter.com/mRCblLq8cj— Brandon Norwood (@bwood0824) January 30, 2018

The story arc of Eric Killmonger will strike a heavy cord for every African-American who was raised here. It puts tears in my eyes, made me grit my teeth and broke me before the credits.Will discuss more on @FanBrosShow#BlackPanther— Mellow Marketer (@MellowMarketer) January 30, 2018

BLACK PANTHER is incredible, kinetic, purposeful. A superhero movie about why representation & identity matters, and how tragic it is when those things are denied to people. The 1st MCU movie about something real; Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger had me weeping and he’s the VILLAIN— jen yamato (@jenyamato) January 30, 2018

BLACK PANTHER is like a Marvel movie, but better. the action is predictably awful, but this is the first MCU film that has an actual sense of identity & history & musicality. Wakanda is alive. whole cast is great but the women (and the war rhinos) steal the show — Danai Gurira!— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) January 30, 2018

Black Panther looks, feels and sounds unlike any Marvel film to date. A visual feast. Wakanda is amazingly realized, the antagonist actually has an arc with emotional motivations. Marvels most political movie. So good. #BlackPanther— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 30, 2018

#BlackPanther is exceptional - the James Bond of the MCU. You’ve seen nothing like this in a superhero movie - it’s bold, beautiful & intense, but there’s a depth & spiritualness that is unlike anything Marvel has ever done. It’s 100% African & it is dope af. pic.twitter.com/Z77IjnIjf2— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) January 30, 2018

#marvel does it again with ‘Black Panther’. Very impressed with the story and filmmaking. @michaelb4jordan absolutely kills it as the villain and is the best one since Loki. Also @DanaiGurira kicks so much ass and I loved every second of it. Going to make serious $. pic.twitter.com/YBrg2x3Nnz— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) January 30, 2018

“Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s most ambitious works and includes, in Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger, a top tier villain for Marvel or otherwise. He owns every scene he’s in and the film is everything it’s been billed as. Long may it reign. pic.twitter.com/KajWk3PNRm— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) January 30, 2018

If you don’t understand the power of representation, imagine growing up never seeing a superhero who looks like you. When American Girl dolls came out I always picked Addy who had to escape slavery. But now kids have #BlackPanther’s Nakia, Shuri and Okoye. Dope on many levels.— Natasha Alford ???? (@NatashaSAlford) January 30, 2018