The First Reviews From 'Black Panther' Are In: Critics Are Saying Phenomenal, Exceptional, Astounding
On Monday, Jan. 29, Black Panther had its first screenings and premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Although the official reviews won't go out until Feb. 6, moviegoers were able to share non-spoiler reactions on Twitter.
Not only did the highly anticipated film have the audience on the edge of their seats, but they also loved that it's the first Marvel Cinematic Universe to have a social message.
"Purposeful," "kinetic," and "remarkable" are just a few of the words that entertainment writers and editors used to describe the new Marvel film.
Celebrities such as Donald Glover, Tessa Thompson, and Chloe Bennet also took to Twitter to share their reactions.
"Black Panther was beautiful. We should keep celebrating. Who's out there?" Glover tweeted.
As for Tessa Thompson, the film left her speechless.
"BLACK PANTHER my goodness," Thompson tweeted.
Chloe Bennet called Black Panther a "cultural phenomenon" and explained that it was everything we needed right now.
"Black Panther was incredible, and powerful and everything we need right now. The words "cultural phenomenon" have never felt more appropriate. Everyone pleaseeeee do you yourself a favor and go see it," Bennet said.
Black Panther is essential. Incredible. Revolutionary. Woke. Fun. I can’t stop thinking about it. The Cooglerization of the Marvel Universe is exhilarating.
— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) January 30, 2018
Black Panther Brings Black Excellence To The Red Carpet
While the Marvel film may have received stellar reviews, it didn't overshadow the celebrities from making a statement on the red carpet.
The Hollywood premiere had a dress code that required the guests to wear "royal attire." The attendees arrived to celebrate the film in the most beautiful, bright, and bold way possible.
The film stars such as Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman graced the red carpet in the finest African garbs. Other celebrities such as Issa Rae, Janelle Monae, and Janeshia Adams-Gineyard made sure to show up and show out for the big night.
Black Panther also stars Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Letitia Wright, and Michael B. Jordan. Black Panther arrives in theatres on Feb 16.