Marvel’s Black Panther movie completely undoes the negative portrayal of Black culture that was germane to the Blaxploitation narratives of the 1970s’ cinema. The film, which was released on February 16, 2018, depicts the 1966 Marvel Comics character. It grossed more than $1.3 billion and was number one at the box office for five straight weeks. It is extremely positive in its entire portrayal of African Americans and Africans, and a welcomed addition to the superhero serials.
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Eric C. Redmond about his online-exclusive movie review “The Church without Claws? A Figurative Reading of the Film Black Panther“
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