I must first say that I really did not care to see this movie. The trailer was decent, but no where near as good as Mission Impossible : Fallouts trailer. It was going to be one of those Marvel movies that I saw at the Cheap theater towards the end of the films life cycle and notch it in my belt like an Artic Hunter after he kills a prized Penquin. But then a funny thing happened. Black Panther garnered a good amount of WoM. What is WoM do you ask? Well it is not Women of Marvel or Webby or Muck, it is Word of Mouth. That's right, word of mouth. When you think of word of mouth you think of movies like "The Greatest Showman" or "Jumangi 2". Fun movies that everyone thought would die or the Critics blasted. Then we have Black Panther, the recent Super Hero movie starring the Black Panther.
Wait one second, let me tell you what it took for me to see this movie tonight.
I got home from work around 6:00 PM, had a bit of dinner, then told the Fiance the movie starts at 7:10 so we need to scaddadle to make it there on time. Now the snow has been wiped away from the streets and it was smooth sailing all the way to the next town where the theater was located that was playing the earliest show. The parking, I assumed due to Presidents Day coming up and Kids have nothing going on tomorrow, was full but I got an ok spot about 1,000 feet from the building. When we got inside there was some small lines but everything for the next two hours was sold out. I quickly checked my phone and found two more showings in about an hour at a theater close to 30 minutes away. So we left posthaste to the theater hoping for a chance and redemption with our movie going luck. Alas, my journey to watch this movie had not come to an end here. My fuel light came on nearly right away and I became lost trying to get to the theater as fast as possible to beat others to the seats. Cars were slower than normal, the Earth rotated in reverse, and I even could tell that the Barometric Pressure had increased all in an attempt by the Fates to slow me down and miss the movie. If I believed in that sort of thing then I would have stopped. Just had a talk with an associate of mine who wanted a day off, I refused and instead asked her to just come in later. She thought it was a sign that she should not even go on the three day trip and just cancelled the entire thing. Anyways, enough about this great lady that works at my store 10 hours a week, lets get back to my journey.
So we stopped for gas as I was not going to make it. Did the minimum, three gallons give or take a few ounces and we were on our way. Finally we arrived to the theater only to find out that both showings were sold out. Yes, that is right, sold out. My worst nightmare because I just had to see this movie TONIGHT! So I told the lady to give me the Wheelchair accessible seats, we waited another hour for the previews to start, and another 15 minutes plus for the movie to start. Now let me tell you another sign that I should not have seen this movie. The previews, besides Jurassic Park which gave me shivers, SUCKED! Some of the movies I was not sure if they were even Straight to DVD and made me really worry about this Summers movie season.
So after making it through all of that the movie finally started. Call it a drama, call it an action movie or even an adventure, but please do not call it a Superhero movie. Sure there were some super like acts in the film, he is a super hero in the comics and he is technically a super hero. But this was not a super hero movie. If I would have gone into it expecting a Marvel movie that was not a superhero movie then I would have been able to give it a 9/10. But with what I know now and what I expected going into it I can barely give it a 7/10. Everyone in the movie did just fine, the visuals were just fine, the story was just fine, I really had no issue with it at all. It was even kind of entertaining to a degree. So why did I just not like it that much?
I was being told it was better than Thor 3 by one of my male associates. Mother Fucker did you watch Thor 3? You cannot be making out with some chick trying to get into her very own Ragnarok and tell me you watched Thor 3. Then after all that tell me this movie was almost as good as Ragnarok. Hope your one night stand was worth it Josh because this movie ruined my week so far. Thanks! Even Maze Runner 3 had more action than what we were promised from the trailers for this movie and I disliked most of that movie as well.
So what did you think? Did you love it? Did you also love the horribly boring "Dunkirk"? If so then we are on different wave lengths and both of our opinions cancel each other out like a black hole swallowing a star. Sad but so true.