By the time I saw Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, the movie had become a victim of its own hype. I asked after seeing it, “so is that it?” Actually I asked before it was even over.
Even though it wasn’t a bad movie, I ended up not enjoying it so much and part of the reason was all the hype that people – Africans especially – were giving the movie.
It was that bad for me that I felt like I had seen the most overrated movie of all time. If I were to pick Black Panther for any award, I’d probably pass.
But guess what? The Broadcast Film Critics Association, the biggest group of film critics in the US and Canada, still believes in Wakanda.
Black Panther has been nominated for 12 out of the 29 awards categories in the 2018 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. With that many nominations, we might as well say that the movie has won some awards.
Because come January 2019, it’s sure to bag at least a few awards at the 24th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, with that many nominations.
And other award ceremonies haven’t come into the picture yet, such as the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
I’ll admit. That’s quite a start. Wakanda forever!!