In the movie Black Panther, there’s a foundational moment when the character Zuri explains why he left a child behind to fend for himself in inner city Oakland — after watching the king kill the child’s father.
And to add to that, the man the king killed was his brother…
… and that abandoned child grows up to be the ruthless yet relatable villain known as Killmonger.
The best explanation Zuri could come up with is “we had to maintain the lie.”
He told himself that every day until it ultimately caught up with him and he met his end at the hands of Killmonger.
Now why on earth am I talking to you about a comic book movie?![Read more…]