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  • Marvel’s much-anticipated “Black Panther” had its world premiere last night, and the initial reactions are in: people are obsessed with it.
  • Most of the early reactions said that Michael B. Jordan is terrific as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s few interesting villains, and that the film embraces its cultural significance.

Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the first black superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had its world premiere last night.

While the reviews are under embargo until February 6 (ten days before the movie comes out), the initial reactions on social media are in: people love it. Not only did the early reactions agree that it’s one of the best movies in MCU, they also loved that it’s the first movie in the saga to have a social message.

One of the biggest takeaways from the movie is its inclusiveness and thoughtfulness about its significance to pop culture. It’s not a small thing to be a movie of this scale that stars a black cast.

The MCU has a villain problem: They tend to be one-note and boring, with little motivation to really get into the story. But people who saw “Black Panther” said that Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger is the best villain since Loki, and has motivations that will get you emotionally invested.

Could “Black Panther” surpass “Paddington 2” as the best reviewed movie of 2018 — and on Rotten Tomatoes? We’ll have to wait and see.

Here are some of the most glowing reactions to Marvel’s “Black Panther”:

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“I’ve never seen a superhero movie like it.”

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Black Panther. So very good. I cheered and laughed and pumped my fist. I’ve never seen a super hero movie like it. Read More Here