Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes has named Marvel’s Black Panther the best-reviewed wide release movie of 2018. It beat movies like Mission: Impossible – Fallout, BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and A Star is Born.
Released in February 2018, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther was slated to be a relatively smaller, standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but became a cinematic and cultural phenomenon that resonated among audiences which normally would not be interested in a superhero movie.
With a mostly black cast, Black Panther tackled themes like racism and colonialism and also paid homage to various African cultures. It received a 97% rating on the site, meaning 97% of the critical reviews were positive.