No, this is NOT a spoiler alert. I have no intentions of revealing anything juicy about the new Black Panther movie. However, I will say that it was “great” to see a movie with a mostly Black cast that didn’t have to rely on the customary Black stereotypes to be entertaining. It had a good plot to it, It was “somewhat” credible (especially when you compare it with other films out there). It featured some true facts about life in Africa. However, these were not the reasons why the movie was so good. The storyline was good and (even though the beginning was a little bit confusing) it all added up and made sense in the end. A lot of times editors will kill a movie by cutting out vital scenes that help to tie everything together. For this picture you will figure out just about everything once you get to the end. I checked to see the racial makeup of the audience and found that half of them were White, and that was very encouraging to see. The reasons I like this movie are NOT based on racial statistics. I like it because (to me) the movie was “just great.” The real story will be told when the awards come out for movies. Of course some will say that this movie didn’t get represented correctly when it comes to the Oscars. Others will say that this movie got represented “solely because of it’s racial makeup.” I say that if you have not seen it, then go check it out and make your “own” conclusions. My sincerest hope is that this movie will “open the doors” to others so they can see that Black people don’t always have to portray pimps, ho’s, and drug dealers in order to make a movie entertaining. I took my kids and they also enjoyed this. Hopefully you will too. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Gary US Bonds (I danced till a quarter to 3) in concert with Brett Jolly on bass