- Najja Parker The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
While there are still a few more weeks until “Black Panther” hits theaters, Monday night’s Hollywood premiere sent Black Twitter into a frenzy as they raved about the purple carpet photos and reviews.
Director Ryan Coogler and many of the movie’s stars, including Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan and Angela Bassett, were in attendance for the debut of the film, which follows Black Panther, or T’Challa, as he returns home to his African nation of Wakanda to reclaim his throne.
For the Los Angeles affair, the celebrities they traded in a red carpet for a purple one. Strutting in their best African-inspired attire, they dressed to impressed and tweeps couldn’t stop obsessing over the outfits.
The fashions weren’t the only thing that had folks talking. Many headed to Twitter to also praise the flick and make predictions about the impact it will have. Many called it “amazing” and “exceptional,” celebrating the filmmakers for the strong plot lines and production designs.
Others praised the blackbuster for its representation of African culture and emphasis on black excellence.
Those who didn’t attend the premiere chimed in as well. They were excited about the reactions they were seeing online, which gave them even more incentive to check out “Black Panther” when it’s available everywhere Feb. 16.
A few even urged movie lovers not to bootleg it but to actually pay to see it in theaters.