Michael B Jordan in Black Panther is disappointing.
I loved Michael B. Jordan in movies like Chronicle. Fruitvale station. Creed. And everyone says Michael B Jordan in Black Panther completely steals the show. Yet I remain repeatedly dumbfounded as I try to find a particularly oscar-worthy or exhilarating moment in his performance. I search for those same endorphins that I felt during Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker in the Dark Knight.
Black Panther hit huge milestones immediately upon it’s release. It was a great movie on it’s own. When someone says ‘stole the show,’ I think of a performance that made a sh*tty film watchable. Like Spiderman 3. Or a performance that turned a decent film into a phenomenal film. Like The Dark Knight. Michael B Jordan in Black Panther doesn’t really fit this description for me.