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“What happens now determines what happens to the rest of the world … the wise build bridges and the foolish build barriers.” T’Challa

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review - Lessons On Leadership

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review – Lessons On Leadership

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review - Lessons On Leadership

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review – Lessons On Leadership

BLACK PANTHER Trailer 2: (Extended) Marvel 2018

WAKANDA FOREVER:  Black Panther is the seminal, Afro-futurism, superhero film of 2018; it’s about the technologically advanced, yet largely unknown, nation of Wakanda and the battle for control of its leadership. The black panther as the animal personification of the reigning king is protector of the Wakanda people. We have a rightful King to the throne, T’Challa son of the late King T’Chaka, challenged first by the neighboring Jabari Tribe’s leader, M’Baku, and then by a renegade, pretender to the throne, Erik Stevens a U.S. black ops soldier nicknamed “Killmonger” who is the son of King T’Chaka’s late undercover brother, N’Jobu. The powerful fight scenes, struggles for control and overall intrigue in the film are greatly tied to the one major resource that nation holds dear – Vibranium – a magical metal capable of endless uses that make the Wakandans invincible, wealthy and, by choice, isolationist. From the opening scene of the majestic waterfalls, to the powerful presence of the Dora Milaje female warriors, the ancestral rituals, the outrageous technological wizardry managed by the beloved Shuri, sister of T’Challa, and to the closing, post credit scene of T’Challa at the UN, this riveting movie, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, grabs you by the neck and holds you captive.

Black Panther is powerful, inspiring and rich with strong, purposeful characters who will make you laugh, cry and champion them on to the end of time. The cinematography is lush and the characters are complex  and there are no gratuitous sex scenes in this movie. There are no namby pamby females relegated to second class status here… we see female warriors, in charge, doing their duty in concert with male warriors on the battle field. The portrayal of women as an important, VALUED and strong presence in Wakanda made me want to move there ASAP. Okoye, as the King’s general, keeps her fierce battalion of Amazonian female warriors in ship shape. God damn it, pass me my vibranium tipped spear! Queen Ramonda is dignified and wise and invokes the ancestral powers, that only a mother knows best, to save her son. Nakia is willful yet smart at stalking the enemy. She is a past and recent love interest of the king but duty to Wakanda calls first as her dharma. Shuri, hands down, rocked her female scientist role. You’d get my drift when you watch the flick. She’s sassy and sharp on her feet… plus, the creative muse loves her.  There are no insipid, one dimensional blaxploitation characters running amok either.  From the costumes to the hair styles to the action packed scenes, this is all business  with humor added at the right moment for comic relief. We laugh with and not at the characters and even the reprehensible arms dealer, Ulysses Klaue, makes us want to see justice prevail even if it includes his demise at the hands of Killmonger … but enough with the spoilers!


“If you’re not so stubborn, you would make a great queen.”King T’Challa “I would make a great queen because I am stubborn—if that’s what I wanted.” Nakia

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review - Lessons On Leadership

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review – Lessons On Leadership


Marvel Studios: Black Panther World Premiere Red Carpet

HomeTeam History: 5 Things You Need To Know About African History Before You Watch Black Panther!

What lessons can we learn about leadership from this epic movie? The first lesson that stood out powerfully in the movie is that a true leader serves his people unequivocally. The people do not exist for his manipulative pleasure. He seeks the counsel of the elders who represent the people. He mingles among them and participates in ancestral worship and rituals that are beneficial to the nation.  The people are reminders of the responsibility that rests on his uneasy shoulders and he must defend his title in the face of great challenges from a neighbor and an outlier. T’Challa proves his métier in his battles with M’Baku and Killmonger and still finds room in his heart to forgive W’Kabi for his betrayals.   Another lesson is that a leader honors the spirit of previous leaders by continuing to develop  the nation and do good works. While a great leader seeks the advice of those who came before and doesn’t malign them, he must also make his own decisions for the good of the country. T’Challa feels compelled to right the wrong done by his father to his late Uncle and even though it leads to a repeat of their familial destiny, T’Challa’s determination to use the knowledge and power of the Wakanda people for universal GOOD rises above everything else.

A great leader must seek and have access to ALL the facts and use the information with great wisdom to benefit ALL of the subjects of the nation. True growth and advancements cannot flourish in the face of half truths and efforts to disenfranchise some while elevating a few. True leadership demands humility, clarity, decisive action, diversity of access/opinion, benevolence and good will. Great leaders remember their trusted allies and seek their support. No leader can truly lead in isolation or as a supreme dictator forever. A great leader must look to the future of the nation they lead and focus on creating a legacy that sustains the nation, its neighbors, and its allies while taking into account ways to work towards peace with its enemies/detractors.  So, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown because leadership demands constant reflection, collaboration and correction. Come back for more on my thoughts.

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“The world is changing. Soon there will only be the conquered and the conquerors. You are a good man, with a good heart. And it’s hard for a good man to be a king.” King T’Chaka said to T’Challa,

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review - Lessons On Leadership

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review – Lessons On Leadership

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review - Lessons On Leadership

Motivation Mondays: Black Panther Movie Review – Lessons On Leadership

BLACK PANTHER (2018) | Full Movie Trailer in Full HD | 1080p

What more about this movie was riveting? Something that, as an African, endeared me to the film was that they directly and/or indirectly, opened the door to conversations about the place of scarification, ancestral veneration, spirituality, ancient architecture, use of masks, the fierceness of ancient male/female warriors and the healing arts on the African continent. More on that later… As for the film, the actors brought their A-game to the film and delivered  with precision, pride and a reverence for the script and their craft. Shuri was a favorite because she always had a wise, ironic or funny remark up her sleeve and was the brains behind a lot of the technological advancements that helped T’Challa battle the enemy. Marvel Studios with Ryan Coogler’s directing chops and the effective work of distributors Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures delivered the goods on schedule to rave reviews. As I write this post thinking about the lessons we can learn about leadership on this Presidents’ Day and Black History Month I can’t help but be proud of the fact that we are celebrating a movie that shows the black experience in a positive light and makes rich  cultural references that remind us of the great ancestral history of powerful, male and female warrior/leaders from the continent: Chaka the Zulu, Hannibal of Tunisia, the tactical military systems, and our Amazonian queens of legend Yaa Asantewaa, Queen Nzinga, Queen Amina, and Queen Amanirenas of Kush. I give it an A+!


Directed by Ryan Coogler
Produced by Kevin Feige
Written by Ryan Coogler AND Joe Robert Cole
Based on Black Panther by Stan Lee Jack Kirby

Chadwick Boseman – T’Challa SON OF late King T’Chaka
Angela Bassett – Queen Mother Ramonda
Letitia Wright – younger sister Shuri
Lupita Nyong’o – ex-lover/spy Nakia
Michael B. Jordan – Erik Stevens a U.S. black ops soldier nicknamed “Killmonger” and son of King T’Chaka’s undercover brother, N’Jobu.
Winston Duke – Jabari Tribe’s leader M’Baku
Danai Gurira – Okoye, the leader of the Dora Milaje
Daniel Kaluuya – W’Kabi, T’Challa’s friend and Okoye’s lover
Forest Whitaker – Zuri, another undercover Wakandan
Martin Freeman – CIA agent Everett K. Ross
Andy Serkis – arms dealer Ulysses Klaue
Music by Ludwig Göransson
Cinematography Rachel Morrison
Edited by Michael P. Shawver[1] AND Claudia Castello[1]
Production company – Marvel Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date – January 29, 2018 (Dolby Theatre)/February 16, 2018 (United States)
Running time – 134 minutes
Country – United States

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, all by Gage Skidmore,  Black panther, African masks, via Pixabay,  AND/OR  via  Wikipedia


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204 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenna permalink
    19/02/2018 5:22 pm

    I’ve only heard great things about this movie, seems like you agree! We rarely get out to see movies with young kids at home. But we will be getting it when it comes out on digital!

  2. Ann Snook-Moreau permalink
    19/02/2018 6:08 pm

    I’ve heard this movie is awesome! It’s amazing to see such talented black actors in complex, powerful roles.

  3. triciaroe permalink
    19/02/2018 6:25 pm

    You make me want to see the movie! It sounds like the cinematography and character development are excellent. I like movies with a positive message.

  4. Ophelia T permalink
    19/02/2018 9:09 pm

    These are great lessons for anyone to be a leader. I can’t wait to watch this movie, but all the seats are taken for this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Drake Conan permalink
    19/02/2018 11:04 pm

    This is a great movie to watch. and yes I have learned a lot of lessons from watching it like leadership. This is a must see movie for everyone.

  6. acraftymix permalink
    20/02/2018 12:05 am

    I’ve been dying to see Black Panther. It makes such a refreshing change from Hollywood always potraying our amazing continent as a poverty stricken, war torn and corrupt. I know that’s a big part of our lives but the bigger part has always been our rich diversity, cultures and the breathtaking beauty and soulfulness of the land and it’s people.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 2:07 pm

      Well said… I concur. We are more than our tragedies.

  7. Dionne Abouelela (@Girlvscity) permalink
    20/02/2018 1:08 am

    I am so happy for the impact this movie is having and for all the kids around the world who can finally watch a superhero that looks like them and realize they, too, can be a super hero. I read a twitter thread about how the costumers put the different acknowledgements of African tribes into the pieces, and it was fascinating. Really fascinating.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 2:07 pm

      Yes, very fascinating…

  8. kumamonjeng permalink
    20/02/2018 2:26 am

    The preview of Black panther look very interesting, it is great that you have also included the clips on African culture. I have limited knowledge on African history and culture. I am glad to check out the clips before I watch the movie. I didn’t know face painting is one of the unique culture in Africa.
    I love history and culture so going to watch this movie is a must for me.

  9. thetennisfoodie permalink
    20/02/2018 4:39 am

    I heard a lot of good reviews and interviews on Black Panther. I can’t wait to watch it!

  10. Joanna Davis permalink
    20/02/2018 4:59 am

    I have still yet to see this movie but I have heard a lot of great things about it. The director took a big risk but ended up creating a very inspiring film. I can’t wait to watch it!

  11. Megan permalink
    20/02/2018 5:24 am

    I really, really want to see this movie! It looks just incredible. Thank you for sharing this! xx

  12. 조이 Czjai (@RebelSweetHrt) permalink
    20/02/2018 5:51 am

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but have read and heard really great reviews. I’m excited to see this over the weekend. 🙂

  13. Lees Garcia permalink
    20/02/2018 5:53 am

    omg, your synopsis made me want to go even more!!! this is a weekend watcher for sure, i cant wait!! thank you

  14. justbusylovinglife permalink
    20/02/2018 6:23 am

    This looks like a great movie to go see! Thank you for this wonderful review!

  15. Nicola Quinn permalink
    20/02/2018 6:45 am

    Black Panther has just come out at the cinema where I live and I’ve been wondering about whether or not I should see it – now I know I definitely will! I never imagined a Marvel film to be so in-depth and complex!

  16. Czjai permalink
    20/02/2018 6:46 am

    Haven’t seen the movie yet, but I have read and heard great reviews about it. Looking forward to watching this over the weekend.

  17. Natalia permalink
    20/02/2018 7:44 am

    I’m thinking of watching this movie, and I think your post convinced me to visit the cinema soon! 🙂

  18. Jacqui Odell permalink
    20/02/2018 8:40 am

    I have heard a lot of great things about this movie. Several people agree with you. That it is entertaining but teaches us important skills at the same time.

  19. Patricia G. permalink
    20/02/2018 9:38 am

    I would LOVE to see this movie! I love how you related that the movie has no gratuitous sex scenes and that women in this movie are held in very high regard. Because of your review, I really WANT to go see this movie, more than I did even before. Thank you.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 2:05 pm

      Please do. TY! 🙂

  20. Samantha permalink
    20/02/2018 10:35 am

    I haven’t seen “Black Panther” yet, but I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. Leadership is something we’re lacking in our country. There are a few that are doing their best, but it seems to be drowned out by the loud ones that talk (tweet) and do nothing but tear America down. I await the day that true leaders rise up again and look out for all people.

  21. 20/02/2018 10:53 am

    Always interesting. Always inspiring 🙂

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 2:04 pm

      Hahaha! glad you checked in. 🙂

  22. Ithfifi permalink
    20/02/2018 11:03 am

    I don’t watch a lot of movies because I find it really hard to sit still and keep concerntration long enough to watch them all the way through but this one has me intruiged now, I like that there is history and thought behind it – you’ve definately caught my attention here!

  23. lucicoo permalink
    20/02/2018 11:58 am

    This movie looks really interesting and it is really great that they did a movie with mostly African cast. I like that they made the movie an alternative universe in a way. I can’t wait to see it.

  24. tanviidotcom permalink
    20/02/2018 12:26 pm

    I watched the movie on Friday morning. It was a great cinematic experience. Definitely worth a watch.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 2:05 pm

      Indeed it was cinematically profound. 🙂

  25. Ana Ojha permalink
    20/02/2018 1:49 pm

    I wanted to watch Black Panther this weekend but couldn’t get tickets. After reading your review, can’t wait to watch it! Thanks for sharing the great insights on African History. It has given me a wider perspective and now I’m sure that I’ll understand the movie from the cultural perspective too!

  26. Heather Barber McMechan permalink
    20/02/2018 2:06 pm

    I keep hearing great things about this movie. I really like the quote about being less stubborn to be a better queen. I think many of us can relate.

  27. Michelle Goth permalink
    20/02/2018 3:20 pm

    This movie was so good. I loved how it ties into the Avengers.

  28. drewandtrishstravelsandadventures permalink
    20/02/2018 3:26 pm

    I haven’t seen the Black Panther movie yet, but having a huge Marvel fan in the house, I am sure we will see it soon. It looks like another movie by Marvel.

  29. Jennifer permalink
    20/02/2018 4:17 pm

    Ah! I really want to see this movie. My son saw it, but I need to go with my husband for sure. 🙂

  30. Gladys S Parker (@momtograndma) permalink
    20/02/2018 6:15 pm

    This sounds like a great movie. I am hoping to take my grandchildren especially my granddaughters. I like the passion they give her. I wish all leaders looked out for all their people, treating everyone equal and listening to everyone.

  31. Kendra permalink
    20/02/2018 6:22 pm

    I loved this movie! It was more than pure entertainment. It brought an enlightenment for others to see the potential of Afrofuturism!

  32. thebusyboymama permalink
    20/02/2018 6:44 pm

    Yes! I just went to see Black Panther with my husband on Saturday and absolutely loved it. Such an amazing and motivational movie.

  33. wanderlustbykelley permalink
    20/02/2018 6:53 pm

    I can not wait to see Black panther, after hearing so many amazing reviews. And, now after your review on the leadership shown in this movie I am even more intrigued to watch it 😀

  34. Jen ~ The Tipsy Mama permalink
    20/02/2018 7:20 pm

    My kids just went to see Black Panther tonight and they said it is amazing! I haven’t seen it, but from what I hear I think we are going to see several awards for the actors in this one over the next year!

  35. Alicia Taylor at permalink
    20/02/2018 8:21 pm

    I am dying to see this movie! Your write up is one of the best I’ve seen so far. I’ve been sick since Christmas, so hopefully, I get better soon so I can catch it while it’s still in the theater.

  36. Kelly permalink
    20/02/2018 9:10 pm

    Sounds like a really wonderful and impactful movie. I have heard so many great things about it! Thanks for all the information and your perspective

  37. Jenn Pereira permalink
    20/02/2018 9:21 pm

    Looking forward to see this movie. Love the graphics and animations used.

  38. Marielle Altenor permalink
    20/02/2018 11:07 pm

    Amazing review! Everyone that I’ve talked said that they loved the movie. I live in the boonies and the one theater that is close to me is only showing the movie in French. I’m so sad! I have to wait a few more weeks to go to the city to see Black Panther.

  39. juelz permalink
    20/02/2018 11:59 pm

    Great review.Haven’t watched it and it’s all everyone is talking about
    After seeing this trailer i feel so left out now

  40. Melanie Poulos Walsh permalink
    21/02/2018 12:11 am

    I have yet to read anything other than glowing praise for the film. I appreciate that movies can be both entertaining and thought provoking. I’m really looking forward to seeing what all the buzz is about with these strong characters.

  41. Indrani permalink
    21/02/2018 1:32 am

    Seems like a movie worth watching and learning a few good lessons for life. I have all plans to see it.

  42. Shubhada Bhide permalink
    21/02/2018 1:43 am

    Black Panther movie looks interesting to watch with my kids. I will absolutely check this out. I can’t wait to watch it.

  43. Nita permalink
    21/02/2018 2:46 am

    I’ve heard many good things about this movie and now I’m even more interested in watching this after reading this! Thank you for such an insightful review.

  44. Natalia permalink
    21/02/2018 3:52 am

    In addition to my previous post, I’ve just checked what’s on at the cinema and I can watch ‘Black Panther’ here in Poland too. I haven’t seen such a film in a while. 🙂

  45. Erica Swedish permalink
    21/02/2018 3:52 am

    I’m so excited to see Black Panther – unfortunately we have to wait until Monday… and it sucks

  46. Razena | permalink
    21/02/2018 4:37 am

    I have been seeing interview snippets with cast and crew on tv for the past two weeks and would love to see it this weekend. Your description of the movie and how it depicts African people and leaders brings tears to my eyes and goosebumps to my skin, because it feels like the opposite to what my country has endured for the past 10 yrs under a corrupt leader.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 2:02 pm

      I hear you… It is Utopian in nature but so many of us wish for such a place.

  47. Drake Conan permalink
    21/02/2018 4:49 am

    I never tried to watch this movie but it looks amazing. I never thought that this kind of movie has lessons that we could learn.

  48. Emily Fata permalink
    21/02/2018 7:10 am

    This movie looks so incredible! I can’t wait to go see it this weekend — there’s nothing like a good superhero movie!

  49. Preet@thevelvetlife permalink
    21/02/2018 8:35 am

    This sounds like an interesting movie, I would love to watch it. The leadership lesson I like the most is that a great leader seeks the advice of those who came before and doesn’t malign them, he must also make his own decisions for the good of the people. This is such a great quality that not many leaders have in today’s world.

  50. balanceandblessings1 permalink
    21/02/2018 9:25 am

    I recently had someone refer to me as a leader, and it is funny how I keep seeing that word pop up everywhere lately. I have seen reviews of Black Panther, and none brought up leadership until I happened upon this review.

  51. Penny Christensen (@Pen63) permalink
    21/02/2018 1:38 pm

    People are so excited about this movie and I must admit I cannot wait to see it myself! I love when traditional roles are challenged!

  52. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    21/02/2018 2:18 pm

    I have read a lot of good reviews of the movie and I am going to see it this weekend. I know there are life lessons we can learn from watching this film, especially how to be an effective leader. The world seems to be in shortage of good leaders.

  53. Aditi permalink
    21/02/2018 2:35 pm

    Great synopsis of the movie and very timely too as we are headed to watch it tomorrow.

  54. Evelyn Lo Foreman permalink
    21/02/2018 9:42 pm

    I haven’t seen this… your excellent review has just put this on my priority list if things to do this weekend. Love it when we can learn from a good story told. Can’t wait! 👍🏼

  55. Pippa permalink
    22/02/2018 12:42 am

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I am definitely planning to. It’s great to hear how empowering it is on multiple levels. I think we need to see more of this in film.

  56. Nati permalink
    22/02/2018 1:51 am

    Oh the plot of this Movie sounds very rich and complex, definitely intriguing. I haven’t seen this released in my country, I have to check it out!

  57. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place permalink
    22/02/2018 3:49 am

    Such a powerful movie that’s all about being honorable and a good leader among other things. I think it’s one of the best movies that MCU has shown and I really love how important this is and is going to be for many people.

  58. Corina permalink
    22/02/2018 5:17 am

    This movie looks like it’s too complicated for me! I am not the one to read into things to much, however it does sound powerful indeed!

  59. Cherri Megasko permalink
    22/02/2018 7:11 am

    I generally don’t like this kind of movie but I have heard so much wonderful praise about it that I am planning to see this one. Thanks for the review – it solidified my desire to see it.

  60. Sue Tanya Mchorgh permalink
    22/02/2018 7:56 am

    I just watched the movie Tuesday and it is one of the best movies i’ve seen today. I agree with you , there are indeed lessons on leadership that we can learn from this movie. Awesome post.

  61. Margaret permalink
    22/02/2018 8:55 am

    I enjoyed this movie. And although, I had many issues with it, I absolutely loved the fact how independent and in-powered women were in this movie. That wig scene… lol

  62. Amy-Lynn Vautour permalink
    22/02/2018 9:02 am

    Its about time a major box office movie had a predominantly African American cast. I know there have been many great movies in the past with such a cast, and some which even made a great deal of money (as well a big impact on the people who watched them), but to see one get the funding and publicity it deserves is great. Plus the super hero aspect. Its about time young African American kids could see themselves reflected in so many strong, powerful, positive role models on the big screen. I am excited to watch this movie and to learn more about the related culture as I do so. Thank you for the link to the 5 things you need to know post, as well. I will read that before watching 🙂

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 2:01 pm

      Amen to that!

  63. Esme Sy permalink
    22/02/2018 9:29 am

    The movie had so many memorable moments and lines. If you think about it, Tchalla broke an immovable but selfish tradition and that’s the most powerful moral that the movie offered to its viewers.

  64. RonRon permalink
    22/02/2018 9:37 am

    A very nice Marvel movie! Saw it with the family and boy I was so amazed by it. Great story line too!

  65. Diana V permalink
    22/02/2018 10:48 am

    I heard so many good things about this movie, I definitely need to make some time and go to see it!

  66. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    22/02/2018 10:58 am

    This black panther movie is all over the place. I love how you have used the movie for your inspire post – fab idea x

  67. Ayana Christine Nell permalink
    22/02/2018 11:27 am

    I haven’t seen this yet (I’ve gotten less into Marvel as I’ve gotten older. I’m lame) but I keep hearing about how amazing it is! It seems like a breakthrough film in terms of breaking down racial and feminist walls though! It seems like it deserves all the hype it’s getting!

  68. Michelle Goth permalink
    22/02/2018 11:44 am

    This movie really had so much to offer to the public. I am really glad I saw it.

  69. Bhushavali permalink
    22/02/2018 3:12 pm

    Actually I’ve never watched any of the Marvel movies, soon after they released. Not a big fan. Good to read your review esp with titles like what we learn from it, etc! 🙂

  70. Lakesha G. Holloway (@keshagholloway) permalink
    22/02/2018 3:52 pm

    There were so many lessons on leadership from this movie. My favorite is when T’Challa’s father told him, “A man who doesn’t prepare his son for his death has failed him as a father.” It was all about legacy and leaving an inheritance (wisdom, money, knowledge, etc.) for your children’s children. The movie was so empowering!

  71. Rose Mont permalink
    22/02/2018 4:33 pm

    I am so glad to read this review. My son went to see this movie with his father. He had been begging to go see it since he saw the previews. He came home and raved about it. I asked about the women and he said they were fighters. I’m son proud to see this great movie on the big screen and happy that it’s doing so well.

  72. Rosey permalink
    22/02/2018 5:51 pm

    Understanding that a leader also serves goes a long way. I just heard a motivational speech that was similar not long ago. 🙂 I can’t wait to see this movie! We missed opening night and can’t go this weekend either… but soon!

  73. Alison Rost permalink
    22/02/2018 5:59 pm

    I think they did an amazing job with the storyline and everything else in the movie. The leadership is one of the things that I really appreciate as well as the representation of women and people of color in the movie. It’s really just so awesome!

  74. Agnes Vazhure permalink
    22/02/2018 6:54 pm

    This Black Panther movie looks quite interesting to watch. I will definitely check this out. and be looking forward to watching this.

  75. Tiffany Yong permalink
    23/02/2018 4:13 am

    Hey, it’s nice to see that I’m posting something that’s similar topic as yours! haha, but more of a different point of view. My bf love the story but not the action… So I totally agree with your point!

  76. Cindy Ingalls permalink
    23/02/2018 4:18 am

    I’m kind of burned out on superhero movies. There have been way too many in the last few years, but after hearing how amazing Black Panther is, I’m really excited to see it in the theater.

  77. Sydni permalink
    23/02/2018 6:56 am

    This was such an amazing movie and I am glad you took the time to review and talk about the powerful leadership in the movie.

  78. Indu Indra permalink
    23/02/2018 7:53 am

    ‘Black Panther is powerful, inspiring and rich with strong, purposeful characters who will make you laugh, cry and champion them on to the end of time’ your this statement about the movie makes me so curious to watch and feel its spirit myself while watching this most talked about powerful movie.

  79. melclayville permalink
    23/02/2018 12:31 pm

    I have not seen the movie yet, but my hubby took our son and they loved it! I love movies about strength and honor! I’m not a big fan of sci-if, but I’m intrigued by this new genre of African-Futurism. As long as it doesn’t get too cult-fiction-y, I’m interested to see where it goes.

  80. Razena permalink
    23/02/2018 1:59 pm

    I have been wanting to see this since I started seeing the trailers on tv but having ready your thoughts and impressions of the movie, I get goosebumps because I feel so inspired.

  81. Pooja K permalink
    23/02/2018 3:27 pm

    An interesting, heartfelt review. Should be an interesting watch.

  82. laveremis permalink
    23/02/2018 5:48 pm

    What a detailed, comprehensive review! I’ve been wanting to see this film and you make me even more eager to get to the theater. It’s wonderful to see films highlighting strong female characters.

  83. Mardene Carr permalink
    23/02/2018 6:44 pm

    I have not been to see the movie as yet but I am going to see it when it is not so busy

  84. Susannah Fields O'Brien permalink
    23/02/2018 8:02 pm

    This movie looks so good! We can’t wait to see it!

  85. Holly Lasha permalink
    23/02/2018 9:50 pm

    Awesome. This movie was great. There was so much there to love!!!

  86. KYLIE ABREU permalink
    24/02/2018 12:11 am

    I have heard everybody talking about Black Panther and I had no idea what they were talking about. I will need to check this out. Thanks


  87. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    24/02/2018 2:30 am

    I haven’t seen Black Panther yet but only heard good comments on it. With your thinking and way to reviewing the movie I think I want to watch it even more.

  88. dgutkowski permalink
    24/02/2018 8:49 am

    Sounds like a GREAT movie! I’m going to see it tonight! Thanks for the review! I literally can’t wait!

  89. Candice permalink
    24/02/2018 4:17 pm

    I. Can’t. Wait. to see this movie. Thanks for sharing your review!

  90. Tara permalink
    24/02/2018 4:28 pm

    I haven’t seen the movie yet – I hear so many great things!

  91. Stylish Paradox permalink
    24/02/2018 10:08 pm

    What an amazing post! So thorough and insightful! I saw the movie 1X, but will be going back! Definitely a masterpiece.

  92. LavandaMichelle permalink
    25/02/2018 1:11 am

    This was the prefectreview.I read yur post before I saw the movie and it made watching it more insightful.I noticed the same things and so did my family. What a wonderful and inspirating movie to celebrate.

  93. LavandaMichelle permalink
    25/02/2018 1:12 am

    This was the prefect review.I read your post before I saw the movie and it made watching it more insightful. I noticed the same things and so did my family. What a wonderful and inspiring movie to celebrate.

  94. Kaelyn Korte permalink
    25/02/2018 3:52 am

    Truthfully I didn’t even know this movie was out but it looks like something I would enjoy. Especially after reading your review.

  95. Candy permalink
    25/02/2018 5:37 am

    The new big hit. All kids will dressing like them for Halloween. Good movie. Very entertaining which is what I want out of a movie.

  96. Kyla Matton Osborne permalink
    25/02/2018 10:58 am

    I’ve been seeing a lot of folks talk about seeing this movie, mostly in terms of its merits as an action or superhero film. I love that you took the time to mention the rich characters and the fact that there are well-developed female roles, women as warriors, in this movie. I hadn’t really been wanting to see this movie. But I think after reading your comments, I may change my mind.

  97. Amanda | Maple Alps permalink
    25/02/2018 11:21 am

    I’ve been hearing about this film everywhere – maybe it’s time to check it out!

  98. laura permalink
    25/02/2018 1:18 pm

    I have not seen this movie but I have heard is was very good. The movie reviewers seem to love it too

  99. kumamonjeng permalink
    25/02/2018 5:01 pm

    I can’t wait for Black Panther to be shown in Singapore cinema. With so many preview and background information, I guess I have enough of African culture to understand this movie.

  100. Sarah permalink
    25/02/2018 6:28 pm

    My husband has been begging me to go to this movie with him. I have to say, that until reading your post today, I had no idea what it was even about. I will definitely be looking for the leadership qualities you mentioned when we see it this week!

  101. tina grant permalink
    25/02/2018 8:27 pm

    I’ve not seen the movie, so I cant really relate to the message of leadership. I do however like your thoughts on it and agree. For me leadership shows courage, strength and power.

  102. chewoutloud permalink
    25/02/2018 8:29 pm

    I seriously cannot wait to see this movie! I’ve been wanting to watch it for such a long time; excited for it!

  103. Rebecca permalink
    25/02/2018 9:38 pm

    Although I haven’t yet seen the movie, I love the ties to leadership lessons. I look forward even more to seeing the movie now. Great post!

  104. Sondra Barker permalink
    25/02/2018 9:39 pm

    I’ve heard such raving reviews about this movie. Your review definitely takes a different turn and I love how you decided to talk about leadership. Can’t wait to go see it!

  105. cre8tone (@cre8tone) permalink
    25/02/2018 10:16 pm

    Now I so wanna go to the cinema and watch the show.. Looks great!

  106. My Dee Dee's Diary permalink
    26/02/2018 12:34 am

    Yes to this! Loving black panther and the hype around it. I’m also loving your motivation Mondays

  107. Doreen permalink
    26/02/2018 12:40 am

    This is really a detailed post about the movie. I am yet to see it and hopefully with love it

  108. Brittany permalink
    26/02/2018 4:21 am

    I have heard great things about this movie. Thanks for the thorough review on it.

  109. steph and zach dorworth permalink
    26/02/2018 5:25 am

    This movie has gotten a lot of great reviews and been such a hit in the box office. It’s great to sit down and read a review of it. Especially one that looks at its message about leadership. You’ve made us want to go see it now!

  110. Yeah Lifestyle permalink
    26/02/2018 6:14 am

    We are waiting for this movie to be released in the UK, saw the award ceremony and read so many great things about it. Your review explaining about the lessons on leadership is also eye opening. Can’t wait to catch this film.

  111. Cia Black permalink
    26/02/2018 6:42 am

    What an amazing and inspiring review to match this fantastic film. I only keep hearing of positivity coming from this film. And can not wait to see it for myself.

  112. Mommy Engineering permalink
    26/02/2018 6:59 am

    I’ve heard really great things about this movie and I can’t to see it! I’ve always been a fan of these but I love that there’s also a lot this movie can teach us about leadership and what that means (what a true leader does) and its a great lesson for my kids too!

  113. Amanda permalink
    26/02/2018 8:17 am

    I am seeing this movie this week and now I am even more excited. I can’t wait to see the strong female characters in the movie. I was wondering when Marvel was going to take a strong stand with their female characters. It’s about damn time!

  114. Sydni permalink
    26/02/2018 8:47 am

    I loved this movie so much! I’m glad you did this review on it!

  115. lexieanimetravel permalink
    26/02/2018 8:48 am

    Another Motivation Monday’s lovely article! “I will make a great queen because I am Stubbrn if that’s what I wanted” I just love this words from Nakia. I have watched their interviews as well about the plot of the story of tribes and everything. I’m definitely going to watch it!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 1:57 pm

      Enjoy it!

  116. Deb Reader permalink
    26/02/2018 9:30 am

    Thank you for this review! I am not usually a big comic book movie fan (my brother owns a comic book shop and I think I was over ‘comics’ at a young age). But you’ve eloquently shown that this is far more than a comic movie and I am really intrigued to see it now!


    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 1:56 pm

      I think you’d be nicely surprised.

  117. Emily permalink
    26/02/2018 9:49 am

    I cannot get over the response to this movie! I can’t wait to see it myself!

  118. Cristine permalink
    26/02/2018 12:53 pm

    I think that this movie works so well because the themes are universal. More movies should be inclusive

  119. waitingforrain28 permalink
    26/02/2018 1:12 pm

    I loved this movie so much! And I think you are right about the leadership aspect of it. The call to action was very much for everyone and will take integrity and leadership among all of us.

  120. Apolline permalink
    26/02/2018 1:30 pm

    Thanks for this review. I watched the movie a few days ago and was totally thrilled. You`ve brought out more lessons from it that I did`nt notice.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      26/02/2018 1:55 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the movie and found something more on my post!

  121. Andrea R Warren (@WaldorfFries) permalink
    26/02/2018 3:07 pm

    I haven’t seen it yet. But my husband and son did and they LOVED IT! Sounds like an incredible movie and the I love all the stars in it too.

  122. Mary Jingjing Mortos Lopez permalink
    26/02/2018 4:14 pm

    I’ve read a lot of blog about this new movie and most of the reviews are good and very appealing. I want to watch this with my whole family and see if it ourselves how great the story is.

  123. Autumn permalink
    26/02/2018 4:45 pm

    I LOVED this movie! I want to see it in 3D now. My daughter asked me about 1/4 way through the movie if we could purchase this movie when it comes out – I laughed and said absolutley. Wakanda forever!

  124. Aseky Bonnaire permalink
    26/02/2018 6:23 pm

    I still have t seen Black Panther! But I’ve heard nothing but great things!! I can’t wait to watch it with my husband!

  125. Cindy permalink
    26/02/2018 8:04 pm

    I’ve only heard good things about Black Panther and sounds like you agree. I haven’t seen it yet, but I love that you found it inspirational and I’m sure I will, too.

  126. Claire permalink
    27/02/2018 1:54 am

    I saw this at the weekend too and seriously loved it! So many messages weaved into the narrative – amazing!

  127. Corina permalink
    27/02/2018 5:00 am

    Yeah…and I feel like I’ve been building barriers lately instead of bridges, I should follow your advice though since I feel this is the wise way to go!

  128. Megan (@fashionista_mom) permalink
    27/02/2018 9:18 pm

    I have to go see this movie now. Such a great review.

  129. Sheree permalink
    28/02/2018 9:27 am

    Great lessons from a great film. Your movie review is fantastic! I love how you related it to leadership. I didn’t see it that way, but I appreciated the movie more. Great read!

    ~ xo Sheree

  130. Corinne 🍒 (@WhatCorinneDid) permalink
    28/02/2018 11:39 am

    i am genuinely so excited about the movie! i have been that excited for a marvel movie in a long time! i am loving all the story around the movie and it is even better if it teachers us something!

  131. trinaellen permalink
    01/03/2018 5:40 am

    I have heard so many great things about this movie, and my kids have been begging to go see it. Hopefully we’ll make it to the theater this weekend 🙂

  132. Blair Villanueva permalink
    01/03/2018 7:13 pm

    I’ve heard many good feedbacks about this film, and gives me motivation to watch it soon. Hope filmmakers will make more of this kind of movie, especially nowadays that movies are becoming means of educating people.

  133. Calleigh @TheForkBite permalink
    26/03/2018 6:21 am

    We watched this movie, and one of the most relevant storylines this movie explores is whether or not the high-developed societies owe it to the global community to share their advanced technologies rather than keep their bounty to themselves.

  134. Gladys Parker permalink
    30/03/2018 6:58 pm

    I still have not seen this movie! I want to watch it with my grandchildren and each week-end one is out with a friend or another is sick. I have heard great things about this movie and I believe every child should have a super hero to look up to just like them. Its good for their confidence.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      01/04/2018 6:17 pm

      I agree… we could all learn something from it.

  135. Calvin permalink
    17/07/2018 11:52 am

    Movie that empowers.. full of action and entertainment too, very good.

  136. Anshula permalink
    08/12/2018 5:24 pm

    The way you describe Black Panther is so on-point! I agree with the bit about the true leader serving people unequivocally. And you laid out all the positive messages in this movie so beautifully.

  137. 15/06/2020 1:28 am

    I haven’t watched any of the Marvel movies, but I may have to start with this one. The lessons about leadership are truly timeless.

  138. pacioalita permalink
    18/02/2021 2:17 am

    I have watched this movie a hundred times and I cant get over it. Black Panther is such an amazing piece of art and work

  139. aisasami permalink
    26/05/2021 5:24 am

    Black Panther is such an iconic movie in this present day and age but it is so good. I really enjoy watching it!

  140. Heather permalink
    11/02/2022 6:11 am

    I still haven’t seen this movie yet, but the rest of my family has and they all loved it.

  141. Leanne Wong permalink
    11/02/2022 9:21 am

    There is so much that we can learn from movies. When I first saw Black Panther I was blown away by so much more than the action. It was the feel of it that was so good.

  142. anatureescape permalink
    11/02/2022 4:25 pm

    Black Panther! Such a great movie.

  143. Luna S permalink
    11/02/2022 5:22 pm

    Fantastic post! I really enjoyed and still love watching Black Panther, I think they did a great job with it.

  144. Beth Pierce permalink
    12/02/2022 2:39 am

    Black Panther is such a great movie. I watched it on the cinema many times. We can learn so much about leadership from this movie.

  145. Rosey permalink
    12/02/2022 3:27 am

    This is one of my all-time favorite movies. It really does have impactful characters, good relationships (the brother/sister dynamic is my favorite) and a gripping storyline.

  146. Chrissy permalink
    12/02/2022 4:14 am

    Great movie! Truly sad when the actor was gone, can’t wait for a new part by marvels soon!

  147. Fransic verso permalink
    12/02/2022 9:45 am

    Wow, I didn’t know this much about the black panther until. I’m not sure how I missed this post. Thank you for sharing tho!

  148. Clarice permalink
    13/02/2022 3:23 am

    This is a great review! As a black panther fan, I totally enjoyed reading this and yes, I agree with you that this movie is powerful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing these lessons on leadership.

  149. Nyxinked permalink
    13/02/2022 4:13 am

    It’s an amazing movie. I personally loved it and you’ve covered some very important points from it.

  150. Penny Mark permalink
    13/02/2022 9:43 pm

    I will definitely watch this on my free time.

  151. LifeMagHealth permalink
    14/02/2022 10:10 pm

    I love this movie so much. The characters are really good and the lessons are very meaningful.

  152. A Nation of Moms permalink
    17/02/2022 10:48 am

    I really enjoyed watching this movie. It is nice to read your review and analysis of different parts of the movie.


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