Posted May 22, 2018
The villains plan is such a mess I'm surprised the movie wasn't called out on it by most reviewers. I mean... what even is the plan? Who is he sending the guns to? "The black people"? The movie seems to operate under some weird assumption that black people around the world are all members of some underground militant organisation just waiting for a shipment of guns to rise up in a violent revolt. It's insane. I know there are a lot of legitimate problems and hardship black people face in the US, butimplying they are all just waiting for a tactical advantage to overthrow the government is mad, stupid and kinda horrible. And if the reponse is "it's a superhero movie for kids, don't think so hard about it", isn't that a terrible message to send to kids?
StingingVelvet: They seemed to put a LOT of focus on how the villain has a real point, and is just addressing it the wrong way (i.e. too angry), which is a political statement I feel they were trying to make.
This, plus everything looks so generic. It's just this "generic futuristic city" design, that could as well be used for any setting. I mean, even a matte painting from Star Trek TNG has more of a distinct design than Wakanda in this 200 million $ movie.
StingingVelvet: I think the setting would have done more to distinguish it if they showed more than a field, a waterfall and a couple interior sets... especially since they all look fake as hell.