Wakanda Forever was a perfect and worthy sequel. I enjoyed it just as much and maybe even a little bit more than the first. As usual, it had amazing acting, CGI, and music so I’m not going to bother talking about the obvious. But there are 2 specific things I do want to talk about. First is of course Shuri’s journey throughout this movie. She was already pretty fun, to begin with, but seeing her go through this emotional journey gave her character the depth that she needed. Shuri went from being the fun, smart aleck, younger sister to a strong warrior.
Now, the second thing I want to talk about is Namor of course. More specifically I want to talk about how I enjoyed the fact that for 90% of the movie Namor was a straight-up villain. I would say there were only a few moments where I felt where he was coming from, but then he immediately said some stupid-ass villain stuff and I was like “oh yeah never mind you’re bad bad not misunderstood bad”. I can’t help comparing him to Killmoger whose movie did a good job of making you feel conflicted about him. While in Wakanda Forever it did a really good job of making sure Namor was seen as a villain. Sure he might have had a “good and noble” motivation but he just kept saying and doing very bad things. And that felt very refreshing for me, after watching a bunch of movies with a bunch of complex villains who you can’t help but wonder if they were right. You know sometimes you just want a bad guy who’s a bad guy and nothing more.
So I feel like this movie gets a nice and solid 8 out of 10.