While watching Black Panther Wakanda Forever with my kids, we were sitting on the edge of our seats during a pivotal moment in the movie. Then, during the scene, the audience erupted with applause. Applause happened twice during the movie and then there was more applause at the end. You know it’s a good movie when there are multiple applause breaks.
I wanted Black Panther Wakanda Forever to be great. It had to be. Sometimes, super here movies can let fans down. But with the death of Chadwick Boseman and the end of Marvel’s Phase Four, I wanted the new Black Panther movie to not just be another good superhero movie; I wanted it to be Oscar-worthy. And I can honestly say it is.
Wakanda Forever honors Chadwick Boseman while moving the hero franchise forward. I don’t want to provide any spoilers here, so I’ll say that fans of Black Panther the movie and comics will enjoy the film. It’s a beautiful film with great acting and another fantastic villain. I have a list of favorite Marvel bad guys and Namor, the anti-hero from the depths of the ocean, is everything you want a ruthless bad guy to be.
In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Wakanda has enemies worldwide. And now, they take on an enemy from the water. Namor has a rich history in comic books and fans of Namor have been wanting to see the big screen adaptation of him.
So, let’s get into why you’re reading this. Is Black Panther Wakanda Forever appropriate for kids?
I always add the disclaimer that parents know what’s best for their kids. Kids have different sensitivities, so what’s good for one kid might not be appropriate for another. Here’s what you can expect from the movie.
Cursing: There are the usual “A” and “S” Words. It’s like other Marvel movies.
Violence: It’s not much different from the first Black Panther. There’s a lot of fighting and people die. There are stabbings, beatings, and explosions.
Scary Images: There’s not much to report here. It’s not like the Dr. Strange movies, so there are no monsters or anything of that nature.
I took my kids to see Black Panther Wakanda Forever, and they were fine. My 7-year-old hit her face a few times during fight scenes and my 10-year-old was fine during the whole movie. My kids, though, watch a lot of superhero movies. If you’re on the fence about taking your kids, have them watch the first Black Panther movie and see how they respond. If they are fine with that movie, they’ll probably be okay with Wakanda Forever.