Black Panter: Wakanda Forever (Avid Recut)
Updated: Mar 9
Wakanda Forever was never going to live up to the first Black Panther movie because it is missing the main character and the main star. This makes it a very tough act to follow, and while Wakanda Forever is not perfect it does a reasonable job of acknowledging the loss of Chadwick Boseman and trying to continue the story.
At 2 hours and 41 minutes though, for me personally Wakanda Forever was too long. I really felt the movie needed to be tightened up so after trims and edits the Avid Recut comes in at 2 hours and 16 minutes, which very closely matches the first Black Panther movie.
Being a long term MCU follower from the very beginning, I didn't like the way this movie commoditizes the Iron-Man suit. I felt the Wakanda developed suits in the movie look more organic and something a civilization like Wakanda would develop themselves, but I removed the Ironheart suit where ever possible because it just felt like Oprah Winfrey had been handing out Iron-Man suits.
I also re-arranged some scenes, including a newly compiled sequence of Namor's history brought early into the movie, and changed how the post credit scene plays out and music in the final credits.
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