Sterotypes redefined by “Black Panther”

The representation of dark-skinned black people in media is poor. The little representation given in movies were a negative stereotype of being loud, ghetto, and ready to fight for no given reason. But, on Feb. 16, Black Panther changed the stereotype of black people in the media.

Black Panther successfully created a movie that’ll stick with people for a long time. It was interesting to see the internal conflicts throughout all the characters, even the least important ones. Every character had their own views and values. King T’Challa had to fight against his own beliefs on how to run his own country and strong, warrior women with their own beliefs dominated the screen. It’s amazing to see how the director and actors presented their conflicts throughout the movie.

The detail that went into this movie was remarkable. From the authentic portrayal of African traditional outfits, to how some cultures might behave in Wakanda. The CGI was so realistic, it felt as if all the technology in Wakanda was real. Furthermore, the music was very entertaining. It incorporated trap beats that many black artists use today and used it accordingly to make a scene more suspenseful. Also, Kendrick Lamar was featured heavily in the songs, which made it even better. His lyricsm aided in making one of the best soundtrack albums I’ve heard.

Black Panther was more than just a story about a superhero. This movie correctly represented dark-skinned people in a good light. And the impact of Black Panther will always stay with children and adults.