Film: Revolution starts with a superhero

Black Panther isn’t the first black superhero movie (there have been a few, from 1998s Blade to 2008s Hancock), but it is the first time a black character has taken the lead in a Marvel blockbuster

11th February, 2018
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Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther

Black Panther: Directed by Ryan Coogler, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: ***

Loveless: Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, Selected, 16, Rating:****

Black Panther isn’t the first black superhero movie (there have been a few, from 1998s Blade to 2008s Hancock), but it is the first time a black character has taken the lead in a Marvel blockbuster and that makes all the difference.

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