The world premiere of the highly anticipated Marvel film, Black Panther, went down on Monday (January 29) at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
Directed by Ryan Coogler and co-created by Stan Lee, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), alongside fellow actors Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out fame, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker.
Moviegoers and Marvel fans were impressed with the event’s red carpet rollout and praised the African-inspired fashion.
— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) January 30, 2018
Other red carpets: "We are glamorous."
BLACK PANTHER red carpet: "Cute. Sit down."
— Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) January 30, 2018
Those in attendance also found out how the TDE-produced Black Panther: The Album worked with the film. Co-created by Kendrick Lamar and TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the soundtrack features Lamar, Vince Staples, SZA and Jay Rock, among others.
Michael B. Jordan kills it as Killmonger. Pun intended. Shuri is going to be a fan-favorite character. That soundtrack…wow. #BlackPanther
— Shawn Madden (@shawnxmadden) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER. Incredible. Real world building with Wakanda. Great mythology building around the Black Panther. Solid character development. Top notch action. Great narrative. Wonderful villain (rare for Marvel). Killer soundtrack. Fav MCU film since Civil War.
— John Campea (@johncampea) January 30, 2018
Celebrities like Martin Lawrence, Chris Hardwick and Issa Rae joined countless others on Twitter to rave about the film.
Black Panther officially hits theaters on February 16.
Check out some of the best reactions below.
Black Panther was incredible, and powerful and everything we need right now. The words “cultural phenomenon” have never felt more appropriate. Everyone pleaseeeee do yourself a favor and go see it.
— Chloe Bennet (@ChloeBennet4) January 30, 2018
Michael B. Jordan deserves a special award for growling through every BLACK PANTHER scene like he's about to launch into "X Gon' Give It To Ya"
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 30, 2018
— Martin Lawrence (@realmartymar) January 30, 2018
— ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) January 30, 2018
I am still on a high from seeing Black Panther last night. It was so beautiful, so BLACK, so amazing, so full of the ancestors. My son (12) gave it a 10 out 10. I'm so happy he has a powerful yet tender superhero who looks like him.
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) January 30, 2018
Black Panther was so FANTASTIC. Honestly the excitement I felt in Hall H last year was only elevated by seeing the whole film. The cheers in the theater throughout the movie were electric. Particularly, seeing @DanaiGurira on the big screen CRUSHING IT was my favorite. See it!!!
— Chris Hardwick (@hardwick) January 30, 2018
Blessed and honored to attend the Black Panther premiere last night. It is truly the best Marvel film I’ve ever seen. Ryan Coogler is an absolute GENIUS and Michael B Jordan is incredible. Letitia Wright & Danai Gurira are remarkable. It’ll be record breaking ??#WakandaForever
— Sterling Brim (@SteeloBrim) January 30, 2018
Ryan Coogler knocked it out of the park, some great sequences presented in a “single take/shot.” If this movie isn’t nominated for costume, art and production design awards next year, I would be seriously shocked. #blackpanther
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 30, 2018
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is incredible, kinetic, purposeful. A superhero movie about why representation & identity matters, and how tragic it is when those things are denied to people. The 1st MCU movie about something real; Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger had me weeping and he’s the VILLAIN
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) January 30, 2018
If you don’t understand the power of representation, imagine growing up never seeing a superhero who looks like you. When American Girl dolls came out I always picked Addy who had to escape slavery. But now kids have #BlackPanther’s Nakia, Shuri and Okoye. Dope on many levels.
— Natasha Alford ??✊????? (@NatashaSAlford) January 30, 2018
We all want to inform about Black Panther so you’ll be excited to see it. Bottom line, it’s great, you’ll love it and it just might be Marvel’s very best to date. It’s so good and so much fun!
— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) January 30, 2018
Black Panther is one of those movies where as an actor, you’re almost glad NOT to be involved so you can appreciate it as fan.
— Jason Mitchell (@JasonMitch) January 30, 2018
— Mike Colter (@realmikecolter) January 30, 2018
Black Panther was STUNNING. The movie itself tackles a lot of different issues, including a complex villain and the moral struggles that come with being king.
And it truly showed the strength of black women THE ENTIRE TIME.#BlackPanther
— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) January 30, 2018