TBlack Panther: Symbolism Explained

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Published on Mar 18, 2018

Marvel’s Black Panther uses the superhero formula to discuss complex issues of black identity, history and the future. We unpack the film’s potent symbolism. Buy Fruitvale Station on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2u0Brew

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Categoy: Film & Animation

black panther ryan coogler marvel comics marvel studios chadwick boseman michael b. jordan lupita nyong'o daniel kaluuya letitia wright erik killmonger

  • ScreenPrism - 1 month ago

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  • Boss Sauce - 2 days ago

    I agree with everything except the cool music line. Black Panther is the only marvel movie with cool music.

  • xcx23 Cwea - 3 days ago


  • Rahel E. - 4 days ago

    Such a smart and insightful video.

  • Eyoel Girma - 4 days ago

    perfect video for a perfect movie

  • Malika Victor - 5 days ago

    Great analysis! *Also it's Trinidad and Tobago, not just Tobago or just Trinidad.

  • *multifunctional questionmark* - 7 days ago

    I've seen this movie twice now, the second time with my best friend so I was hyping it up for her and at the end she said it was fun but just a regular super-hero movie and that actually made me feel embarrassed about liking it so much. I'm so glad that this video exists to prove myself right again :)

  • Gabrielle Tor - 1 week ago

    Love this video! Explained so much history that I didn't think to connect to the movie before. The more I learn about Black Panther, the more I fall in love with it.

  • Francisco Enrique Hernandez - 1 week ago

    I don't get why they're treating black panther like the big revelation. It's the suckiest mcu movie yet.

  • JinXX X - 1 week ago

    You almost nailed it until you didn't even make the necessary effort to ensure you pronounced Tobago correctly. Did you care to listen to how the islanders pronounced the name of their own country??? The way in which you epitomize everything you highlight about the symbolism of the movie is magnificent. Congratulations.

  • Caleb Yang - 1 week ago

    I neva freeze..

  • Keshon Broadbelt - 2 weeks ago

    You mispronounced Tobago (it's TOE-BAY-GO) But it's OK I still love ya'll lolz

  • Radiohead6992 - 2 weeks ago

    This video deserves so much more views! It's so good! ScreenPrism is my favorite analysis channel, its points of view is so interesting and original! :D Much love from Québec!

  • Afro Desiac TheRealSxyBeast - 2 weeks ago

    The makers of this video really get it. Such an intelligent breakdown.

  • anas 447 - 2 weeks ago

    Best marvel movie, as a dc fan it’s what I’ve been looking for in a marvel movie.

  • 2Bit Phuck - 2 weeks ago

    What you or this film seem to highlight is that the "BLACK" community seems to like their subjugated position. It makes for excuse for failure, poverty, and violence. Every push to fix or pull the community up is met with fierce resistance. We could ask Malcolm X the person who help start the Panthers. Thats right we can't he was assassinated when he stopped pushing for violent upheaval and advocating for civil growth. Sad part was the group he belonged to are the ones that betrayed him.

  • 2Bit Phuck - 2 weeks ago

    Amazing how you can turn the battle between the one vs the many into a white devil exorcism.

  • Toni-Ann - 2 weeks ago

    Loved this video.. and btw Tobago is pronounced To - bay - go

  • Jules - 2 weeks ago

    Great video on an average not even good or even interesting movie

  • K.I.D. - 2 weeks ago

    what is the name of the font? (the one used as a subtitle, and in the cream-like color)

  • C U N T - 2 weeks ago

    lol south african whites are getting erased just like Zimbabwe.

  • haile 89 - 2 weeks ago

    the MLKand Malcolm X comparison is a wrong analysis.

  • Cody Smith - 2 weeks ago

    i need u guys to look at and examine thor: ragnarok!!!!! v anti-colonialism and anti-imperialism (which isnt surprising considering it was directed by taika)

  • Eddie the Head - 2 weeks ago

    Oh, for the love of God. The movie mentions a few of those things it's not about colonization in any way. It's about the same thing Iron Man was. If you fuck up, you got to do better. That's it. The rest is set dressing.

  • Adel Niyo - 2 weeks ago

    I thought it was another white people appropriate black culture. But thanks to the analysis my mind has changed. I cant wait to see the actual movie.

  • Prodeucer Posts - 3 weeks ago

    Fantastic analysis y’all! This movie had so much DETAIL put into it!

  • Langston Richardson - 3 weeks ago

    The only shame of everything here is the movie version of the character is far different than the comic book version of the character. The Black Panther of the comic books is a combination of the intelligence of his sister Shuri, the stoic unquestioned kingly nature and traditional code of his father King T’Chaka, the pragmatic ruthlessness of the movie version of Kilmonger, and only a dash of the flexibility of the T’Challa of the MCU.  While the film is well done, I wished the director and the writers had that comic book version of the character to mold into a story.

  • Brandon Matthews - 3 weeks ago

    Wtf Killmonger didn't respect women??? Killmonger didnt care who he needed to kill. The goal was to spot white supremacy by anymean necessary.

  • gabipa - 3 weeks ago

    I love your videos. Can I translate the subtitles to Portuguese (Brazil)? :)

  • 254Kenya - 3 weeks ago

    Well done 💯