The hype for Marvel's latest blockbuster Black Panther is almost at a fever pitch among fans.

The film, which focuses on the fictional African nation of Wakanda and their superhero king T'Challa, has got everyone excited as it's one of the first movies of its kind to feature a predominantly black cast.

For the lucky few who have attended early preview screenings, the reactions have been strong – particularly in praise of the film's celebration of black lives and culture.

For a brief period, reviews of the film were so good that it obtained a rare 100 percent score on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

However, that score has been scuppered and is now down to 98 per cent, which is still very good.

At the time of writing, two critics have given the movie a less than favourable review, Louise Keller of Urban Cinefile and Ed Power of the Irish Independent.

Of the two reviews, a large consensus of people on Twitter has taken exception with Power's review, who criticises the film's lack of action and fighting.

In one segment he writes:

What he doesn't get to do much of is jump around beating up bad guys.

That's a shame. Marvel has finally given us an African superhero.

The hope surely was that he would be allowed do superheroic things.

Unlike most reviews which praised the performances, art design and the soundtrack of this groundbreaking movie, Power's rather narrow-minded assessment hasn't gone down too well.

Black Panther opens in cinemas next week and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Daniel Kaluuya.

indy100 has contacted Ed Power for coment.

HT Mashable

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