Jonathan Barker – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The new Marvel film “Black Panther” premiered in theatres nationwide on Friday, Feb. 16 to critical and commercial acclaim, earning a whopping $200 million over the weekend.

Many Mustangs took part in the movie craze.

“It was totally crazy, if you didn’t have your ticket beforehand you weren’t going to get in. Completely worth it though, the movie was amazing,” said sophomore Brayden Mathis.

The story follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the young heir of the isolated African country of Wakanda as he uses the advanced technology of his people and culture to rise and become the hero and symbol Black Panther.

Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers called the film, “an epic that doesn’t walk, talk or kick butt like any other Marvel movie – an exhilarating triumph on every level from writing, directing, acting, production design, costumes, music, special effects to you name it.”

The film’s 90-second ad premiered during the College Football National Championship and rapper Kendrick Lamar promoted the film through his music soundtrack that was released on Feb. 9. According to Nielson Music data the soundtrack has been streamed on music platforms over 190 million times.

Senior Keyvon Anderson was impressed enough by the film to call it, “Marvel’s best movie to date, the action was great, but this time I actually cared about the characters and what they stand for.”

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