Former First Lady, Michelle Obama made a rare appearance on Twitter giving e a shout out to the film Black Panther. Marvel's blockbuster movie raked in over $370 million during the three day weekend. It seems Obama is a fan just like the rest of the world.
Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. 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.— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 19, 2018
One of the movie's stars was humbled by the praise.
That is quite a seal of approval.
One Twitter user had a humorous idea to turn fiction into reality.
But others thought the First Lady forgot Blade.
Do I come from a parallel universe ? Is that why nobody seems to remember the 3 very successful Blade movies ? You know, the ones with the black Marvel hero Blade. Guess I may have imagined them and this film is really groundbreaking. Sorry Mr Snipes— John teech (@JohnTeech) February 19, 2018
We can forgive her slight forgetfulness since Black Panther is not a movie but a movement.
The love for this film runs deep.
So.....#BlackPanther rocked my brain!! Besides the unbelievably inspiring social commentary and visuals, I was most impressed by the portrayal of women. THIS is how you represent women in film: strong, smart, funny, devoted…so multi-faceted. I loved it! pic.twitter.com/ufBNLEfw6W— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) February 20, 2018
I’ve loved the Black Panther reaction videos, read the reviews/think pieces, swooned over folks lining theaters, tried to teach myself Panther flash mob dance moves, admired all the African threads. But this. This broke me. Our babies. Our young ones. Imagine the seeds planted... pic.twitter.com/rEbsjm5gld— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 19, 2018
Soooo I finally saw Black Panther last night. Wow.— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) February 19, 2018
Need to take some time to gather my thoughts on this one.
But easily *the* best & most complex Marvel film to date and the 1st Marvel film my daughter really loved.
We think the Black Panther franchise will be around for some time.