- One negative review has broken “Black Panther’s” 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- The review criticizes the film for not showing its hero beat up enough bad guys.
- People are not happy.
On Thursday, “Black Panther” got its first and only negative critic review so far.
It was inevitable. Not everyone can like all the same movies. (With the special exception of “Paddington 2,” which still has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.)
But “Black Panther” was so close to keeping a perfect score, until Thursday. Reviews for “Black Panther” came out on Tuesday, and the film had an 100% percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes for two days.
Critics praised the movie for its villain, played by Michael B. Jordan, as well as its political statement and bold departure from the tired superhero movie formula. A handful of critics called it the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But not everybody loved it. Film critic Ed Power, writing for the Irish Independent, gave “Black Panther” its first negative review, published Thursday. And the reason for the bad review? Power didn’t think Black Panther beat up enough bad guys.
“What he doesn’t get to do much of is jump around beating-up bad guys,” Power wrote. “That’s a shame. Marvel has finally given us an African superhero. The hope surely was that he would be allowed do superheroic things.”
Some people took to Twitter to criticize the critic for missing the point of the movie, which marks a significant moment in Hollywood and culture. They also questioned Power’s taste.