Not only is Black Panther breaking records at the box office, it's also re-energizing pride in African culture. Being that Black Panther is the first feature film of this generation about a black superhero, young black boys and girls, especially girls
are seeing their likeness portrayed on the big screen like they never have before in there life. Hell, like I have never seen before and I'm 33!
And because of this re-energizing, some of the critical reception to Black Panther comes off like cinematic affirmative action citing that Black Panther is only receiving its fanfare because it's a "black" movie and simultaneously claiming that Black Panther doesn't deserve its fanfare because, well, it's a just a "black" movie. But au contraire, Black Panther is a great movie. Period.