Black Panther is a Marvel smash hit that does everything right as a superhero movie, and then some, infers Jamelle Bouie of Slate. It stands out with flawless acting, a strong plot that gets just the right amount of political and deep themes about humanity. The film manages to strongly define a new superhero, "Black Panther," giving him his own style and aura. Cool action, humor and references to other franchise titles make it an instant Marvel classic. Even though it beacons viewers into a new world, Black Panther manages to make it authentic with great attention to detail. All in all, it’s an amazing movie.
Ambitious, but ultimately just average, Black Panther fails to live up to the high expectations that were set, holds Saskia Baron of The Arts Desk. The audience’s attention is allowed to slip away with talking scenes that go on for too long and flashbacks that lose meaning because of their frequency. The action scenes are much of the same from the superhero genre and are unable to grip a viewer or induce real drama or tension. Humor, so strong and engaging in most Marvel movies, fails to shine as strongly in Black Panther. The cast’s performances are good, but frustratingly not as good as in past roles.