Last night Toronto movie goers got their first chance to see Marvel’s newest superhero flick Black Panther and so far it seems to be living up to the hype.
— Danai Gurira (@DanaiGurira) February 7, 2018
While the movie officially comes out today, there were a lucky few who got to catch an advance screening last night at local Cineplex theatres and the consensus is: it’s awesome.
Attended the Black Panther private screening in Toronto🌍✊🏾 EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THIS MOVIE!😩 it is absolutely amazing. #WakandaForever
— ADWVA (@JessicaBentu) February 16, 2018
The movie started generating serious buzz after New York-based philanthropist Frederick Joseph raised over $ 400,000 to ensure any children who wished to see the film had the opportunity to do so.
— Abigaelle Coly (@Abi_Iam) February 16, 2018
Toronto organizations followed suit and raised tons of money to send local kids to see film.
#WakandaCameToSlay ✊🏽 Mans rolled deep in Afrocentric garb, for the Toronto premier of the @theblackpanther movie.. I even broke out the fro lol. What an INCREDIBLE movie and experience! ✊🏽 #wakandaforever #blackpanthermovie #blackpantherpremiere #blackpanther #fortheculture pic.twitter.com/NAzjUuEuKW
— G. Andrew Beresford (@AndrewBeresford) February 16, 2018
The storyline is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows T’Challa aka Black Panther as he returns to the kingdom to take claim to the throne as the king of Wakanda.
— June Findlay 🇻🇨 (@missladyniobe) February 15, 2018
Several movies goers were excited to be part of the packed theatre experience while others even seized the opportunity to cosplay the popular character for the screening.
— NeonNazgul (@NeonNazgul) February 16, 2018
The movie has so far generated an impressive 98 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.
— Agatha (@AgathaC80) February 16, 2018
Critics wrote that it “elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights” and serves as Marvel’s source for “some of its most fully realized characters.”
EVERY BLACK PERSON IN TORONTO IS AT THIS SCREENING OF THE BLACK PANTHER RIGHT NOW I LOVE BEING BLACK!
— Sam (@mcsammer) February 16, 2018
The cultural significance of the film alone makes it worth the watch.