"I think Black Panther spoke to me because he was noble, and he was the antithesis of the stereotypes presented and portrayed about Africans, African history and the great kingdoms of Africa", Snipes tells THR.
Mashable's film writer Angie J Han was also in raptures.
"I love John, but I am so glad we didn't go down that road, because that would have been the wrong thing to do with such a rich project", Snipes admits today. And her scenes with T'Challa are so amusing! Their action scenes had the audience cheering and clapping. "Also @DanaiGurira kicks so much ass and I loved every second of it".More news: 'P****d off' - McIlroy seethes with frustration in Dubai
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And there are the exhortations from celebrities, with perhaps no compliment surpassing that of Jill Scott, who tweeted that "Black Panther" surpassed another Disney franchise, "Star Wars". "It's 100% African & it is dope af".
"Black Panther is incredible, kinetic, purposeful", Jen Yamato of the Los Angeles Times wrote.
Indeed, there was a ton of praise for Jordan - who has previously worked with Coogler on Rocky successor Creed. @michaelb4jordan absolutely kills it as the villain and is the best one since Loki.
Judging by the reactions, it sounds like Marvel is yet onto another crowd pleasing movie. "Michael B Jordan is so good". He even says it could be the best Marvel film ever made. If Snipes is to be believed - and it's certainly easy to say now - his vision was much closer to what we'll see from Marvel beginning February 16 and got a hint of from the character's debut in Captain America: Civil War.