‘Black Panther’ gets first bad review for dumbest reason imaginable

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Critical reviews are always subjective opinions. So in general, you can't really say a reviewer got it objectively "wrong."

Unless, that is, you're referring to the first negative review of Black Panther, courtesy of the Irish Independent's Ed Power. Because even a staunch defender of every critic's right to their own opinion, taste, and perspective will find it hard to justify what Power takes issue with.

In essence, Power appears distraught by the film's ambitions as a superhero movie to elevate meaningful themes, wishing instead Marvel had done its first African superhero justice by sticking to the usual, rote Marvel movie formula. Read more...

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