It's been certified "fresh"
The comic book adaptation stars Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa, the beleagured leader of fictional kingdom Wakanda, alongside Luptia Nyong’o and Michael B Jordan. It hits UK cinemas on February 12.
After 64 reviews, Black Panther has been certified as 100% “fresh” on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes – although that could still change. It has an average rating of 8.6 out of 10.
Watch the trailer for ‘Black Panther’ below.
It comes weeks after Paddington 2 became the highest rated film ever on Rotten Tomatoes, scoring more positive reviews than any other film. It broke a record previously held by Toy Story 2.
Right-wing trolls had previously launched a campaign to give Black Panther purposely low user scores on Rotten Tomatoes in protest against Disney’s increased spotlight on BME and female characters in recent years.
Speaking to Huffington Post recently, director Coogler responded to this attempt at thwarting the success of his movie, saying: “For me, I’m looking forward to everybody seeing the film. I’m really looking forward to sharing the film with audiences regardless of what their political views are … that’s kind of where I [stand on that]”.
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