Easter eggs, spoilers, and the top moments from ‘Black Panther’

It’s just one great film after another.

When Marvel Studios promised to bring their characters to life in the big screen, no one imagined it to be this grand and breathtaking. Its newest addition to its film roster, Black Panther, immerses its viewers in an action-filled tension, never failing to add slivers of humor and ultimately tell an empowering narrative.

Every scene is better than the last, immersing you into a curious and otherworldly heritage. Each second of the movie thrives with gripping intensity, forcing you to hold your breath in their every move. Here’s a rundown of everything that makes us say WAKANDA FOREVER:

1. “Don’t freeze”

Sure, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) may have a sleek one-of-a-kind bulletproof suit made out of Vibranium, but that doesn’t mean he’s not immune from falling for a femme fatale (there are so many in this film, btw). His elite army general, Okoye (Danai Gurira), warns him not to be carelessly stupefied at the sight of his love, Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o).

2. Kinetic suit

You might be wondering why King T’Challa’s Black Panther suit suddenly glows purple. That’s because it was given a functional upgrade, where the Vibranium absorbs kinetic energy—from punches, exploding bombs, to a barrel of bullets—charging the suit to radiate a strong blast at command. Now, if I were you, on the off chance that there’s another Civil War I’d be signing up with Team Black Panther.

3. Ceremonial fights

During Wakanda’s crowning rituals, its five tribes can choose to challenge the heir to the throne to prove that he is indeed worthy to be king. Part of this ceremonial fight is the stripping of the mythical powers of the Black Panther, and we must say T’Challa can do more than survive a fist fight.

4. Ancestral plane

“One who has not prepared his children for his death has failed as a father,” the late King T’Chaka told his son when they met in Wakanda’s ancestral plane, right after his coronation. The fact that Vibranium-mutated herb flowers can make the living journey to a soul realm, makes us believe that there’s more to the nation’s beliefs of myth and magic. If you haven’t already thought of it, Marvel fans can only speculate that the same meteor that crashed in the heart of Wakanda actually contains the elusive Soul Stone—which places Wakanda as a vital setting in “Infinity War” (as already suggested by the trailer).

5. The guy on the chair

According to Ned from “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” all superheroes must have a guy in the chair—the tech genius, reliable navigator, and code-cracking extraordinaire. But for “Black Panther,” the guy on the chair is a woman—Shuri (Letitia Wright), who is actually Black Panther’s younger sister. Shuri is easily a crowd-favorite, breaking the princess archetype and the string of cinema’s damsels in distress. This woman is a badass—although still treated as a child—a genius with infinite cutting-edge inventions, making the element of Vibranium seem like it’s the blood that flows within her.

6. White guy

“Another broken white guy for us to fix,” Shuri said as CIA Agent Ross (Martin Freeman) was being wheeled in her lab. Stick around til the second after-credit scene to find out who it actually is!

7. Wayward tech

Despite seeing all the technological marvels in Shuri’s lab, Agent Ross is surprised by the probability that the Vibranium-rich nation has hoverboards. For goodness sake, Agent Ross—they even consider guns as primitive!

8. Holographic driving

Just in case the trailer hasn’t convinced you just yet, Wakanda has the coolest gadgets in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, it actually beats Iron Man’s inventions—sorry, Tony. Shuri has developed an accessory that when attached to any vehicle allows it to be maneuvered even if you’re thousands of miles away, like, say, in a Wakanda tech lab.

9. Two kings

Even with his radical ways, Erik Killmonger Stevens (Michael B. Jordan) is hard to be classified as a villain. Each of Wakanda’s candidates for the throne represents each of their father’s ideals and legacy, and Erik’s end-goal is to share Wakanda’s prosperity across Africa, and help their kind across the globe. Having two kings also means seeing two new Black Panther suits on the big screen!

10. Wakanda forever!

The best sunsets are said to be in Wakanda, and we can’t help but agree. This beautiful nation that is hidden from the rest of the world gives the Marvel Universe not only another genre to explore, but gives it a balance of modernity and heritage that while is shown in a fictional setting, is deeply rooted in reality’s aspirations.

Photos courtesy of Marvel Studios. Black Panther is now showing in cinemas nationwide.

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