Michelle Obama is among the legions of fans who have seen “Black Panther” during its opening weekend, and she is pleased.
“Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen,” the former FLOTUS tweeted Monday. “I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.”
Ryan Coogler’s film has shattered box-office records and earned just as high praise, including from Oprah Winfrey, who called it “phenomenal” and “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins who tweeted: “BLACK PANTHER is PEAK double consciousness. It’s a Marvel movie, sure. And a blockbuster, absolutely, covers those bases and covers them well. But a film that features that vegetarian bit? Or Kilmonger’s last line? Ryan’s made two movies at once. And he crushed them both.”
As previously reported, the film is en route a projected $235 million-plus for the four-day holiday weekend.
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