Saw the film and had to let it sit for a bit.
It was ooookayyyy
The Marvel logo opening with exclusively Black Panther scenes was well done.
The parallels between T'Challa's death and Chadwick's was so baked into the story, over and over and over, died suddenly, no one able to cope, this film would not let that go. I really feel like it exploited Boseman's death. If you notice it and mention it, get ready to be lectured
We got it the first few times. It initially made a great impact, but the film would not stop using the death to escalate every scene it could.
So, when the Queen delivers her, "have I not given enough?" speech, its impact had been exhausted.
Angela Bassett was GREAT! EDIT: but now dead. BOO!
I liked Shuri in the first movie, but she was very unlikable in this one. And is her version of Jarvis, mostly just a computer that warns her about unexpected guest, which she repeatedly shooshes.
Ironheart was a sidekick. She was Arthur to Shuri's, The Tick. What's up with Marvel and MIT?
Ironheart is wasted talent returning to MIT helping losers get better grades.
Vibranium, which was the answer to everything in the first film, was neutered.
The Sirens were great, love it when they got blasted!
Colonizer jokes?!?! Really? Wakanda with all their fabulous tech, and they did nothing to prevent it. Minorities have vibranium and everyone else is clearly to evil to have access to it.
Namor should have just been a half-Atlantean, like in the comics. Yes! I know, Aquaman rip-off. Can you really sue over making someone from Atlantis? I really liked his running/super-leaping fighting style. He came across more creepy than seductive in his scenes with Shuri. And they didn't get into the tech of his world.
I know the run time was Looooooong, but they have an artificial sun underwater!??! I was expecteing to see Alfred Molina holding their sun in place with octopus tentacles.
Anyone notice impaled Shuri left no blood on the spear? Terrible CGI for her helmet appearing during the "Wakanda Forver!" grilled Namor scene.