Note: This is the overall critique. For scene by scene critique click here
Note: This is the synthesis. See scene by scene analysis here
|High Stakes||8.7||87||John wick: 8.6||Black panther: 8.7|
|Plot||8.4||81||Everything Everywhere All at Once: 8.3||Knives Out: 8.4|
|Conflict Level||8.5||81||Everything Everywhere All at Once: 8.2||Avatar: 8.5|
|Story Forward||8.3||77||Breaking bad, episode 306: 8.2||Black panther: 8.3|
|Concept||8.0||69||Narcos: 7.9||Avatar: 8.0|
|Overall||8.4||68||Mo: 8.3||Avatar: 8.4|
|Character Changes||6.3||62||Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: 6.2||Black panther: 6.3|
|Emotional Impact||7.5||56||Deadpool: 7.4||Inception: 7.5|
|Characters||8.2||51||Mr Robot: 8.1||heathers : 8.2|
|Dialogue||7.6||47||Shaun of the Dead: 7.5||get out: 7.6|
|Story Content||Character Development||Scene Elements||Audience Engagement|
|Scene Number||Full Analysis||Tone||Overall Grade||Concept||Plot||Characters||Character Changes||Conflict||High stakes||Story forward||Emotional Impact||Dialogue|
|4||Hostage Crisis and Diplomatic Tensions||"Intense"||9||8||9||9||7||10||10||10||8||8|
|6||Talocanil Invasion at Sea||"intense"||7||6||8||7||4||9||10||9||8||6|
|7||Attacks and Explosions||"Tense"||8||9||8||7||4||9||10||9||7||6|
|8||Shuri and Ramonda's Conversation||"Tense"||9||9||8||10||4||6||4||7||8||9|
|9||Grief and Rituals||"Emotional"||9||8||7||10||8||7||7||8||10||9|
|10||Namor Brings a Threat to Wakanda||"Tense"||9||8||9||9||6||10||10||9||7||8|
|11||Tribal Council Meeting||"Serious"||9||9||10||9||5||8||10||8||7||9|
|12||The Vibranium Detector||"Serious"||7||8||7||7||4||6||6||7||5||7|
|13||Finding the Scientist||"Tense"||8||9||9||7||6||8||7||9||6||8|
|14||Riri's Garage Raid||"Tense"||9||8||9||8||7||10||10||9||7||9|
|15||Escape from Riri's Garage||"Tense"||9||8||9||8||6||9||10||9||6||7|
|16||Escape from Cambridge||"intense"||9||8||9||8||5||10||10||9||7||7|
|17||Escape from Cambridge||"Intense"||8||7||8||8||5||9||10||9||6||6|
|20||Escape from Cambridge||"intense"||8||9||8||8||7||10||10||9||8||7|
|21||Okoye Loses Everything||"tense"||8||8||9||7||8||9||10||9||10||9|
|22||In Pursuit of Wakandans||"tense"||8||8||9||8||6||9||9||8||6||8|
|26||Captives and Culture||"Tense"||8||8||7||8||6||9||8||7||7||7|
|28||Namor's Origin Story||"Serious"||8||9||8||7||7||8||7||8||8||7|
|30||Revelations in Talocan||"Hopeful"||8||9||8||8||7||7||9||8||9||7|
|31||Infiltrating the NSA Facility||"Suspenseful"||8||7||8||7||2||9||9||8||5||7|
|32||Retrieving the Thumb Drive||"Suspenseful"||7||6||7||7||3||5||6||7||4||6|
|33||Mission to Talocan||"intrigue"||8||7||8||7||4||6||6||8||5||7|
|34||Alliances and Ultimatums||"Serious"||8||9||8||8||7||9||10||8||7||8|
|35||Escape from the Talocanil Cave||"Tense"||9||8||9||9||7||10||10||9||8||8|
|36||Return to Wakanda||"Tense"||9||8||9||8||7||9||8||9||7||7|
|38||Threats and Escapes||"Tense"||9||8||9||8||7||9||10||9||8||8|
|40||Attack on the Golden City||"Tense"||9||8||9||8||6||10||10||9||8||7|
|45||Mourning and Decision Making||"Somber"||8||7||8||9||7||6||5||6||9||7|
|46||Tribal Council Meeting and Okoye's Offer||"Serious"||8||9||8||8||7||9||8||8||7||8|
|47||Shuri's Call with Ross||"serious"||8||8||9||8||6||7||8||8||7||8|
|48||Building A Plan||"serious"||8||8||9||8||7||9||9||8||7||8|
|49||Shuri's Revenge Plan||"Intense"||9||8||9||9||7||8||9||9||8||8|
|50||The Heart-Shaped Herb||"Serious"||9||8||9||9||7||7||9||8||8||8|
|51||Revelation in the Ancestral Plane||"Tense"||9||8||9||10||8||10||10||9||9||9|
|52||The Return of the Black Panther||"Intense"||9||8||9||10||7||7||7||9||8||9|
|53||The Plan to Fight Namor||"serious"||9||8||8||9||8||9||10||9||9||9|
|55||The Battle with Namor||"Tense"||9||8||9||9||6||10||10||9||7||8|
|56||The Black Panther vs. Namor||"Intense"||9||8||9||9||7||10||10||9||7||8|
|57||Ambush and Capture of Namor||"Intense"||8||9||8||7||6||9||10||8||6||7|
|58||Midnight Angels Strike Back||"Tense"||8||7||8||7||5||8||10||9||6||6|
|59||The Battle For Survival||"intense"||9||8||9||10||6||10||10||8||8||7|
|60||The Battle for Wakanda||"Intense"||9||9||9||9||9||10||10||9||10||8|
|61||Confrontation and Yield||"tense"||9||8||9||9||7||10||10||9||8||8|
|62||Val confronts Ross||"Tense"||9||8||9||9||7||9||10||9||8||10|
|63||Van Attack and Namor's Lair||"Intense"||9||8||9||8||6||10||9||9||8||7|
|64||Repentance and Redemption||"Reflective"||7||8||6||8||7||5||4||6||6||8|
|65||The Throne Challenge||"Tense"||8||8||7||8||3||9||7||6||6||7|
|66||Farewell and New Beginnings||"emotional"||9||8||7||9||8||5||4||7||10||8|
|67||Family Secrets Revealed||"Emotional"||9||7||6||9||7||2||3||5||10||8|
Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
Based on, Characters Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
May 8, 2021
1 INT. SHURI’S LAB - WDG - 2025 (ONE YEAR AFTER ENDGAME) 1
SHURI (20s) storms into her lab moving with frantic urgency.
LIGHT PROJECTIONS of several DOUBLE HELIX DNA MODELS are
arranged through the lab like pillars.
WDG SCIENTISTS work nervously.
His heart rate is dropping fast.
Where are we?
I’m finishing a sequence now.
GRIOT give me the controls.
Shuri takes control of the holograms as they appear.
The Double Helix turns from GREEN to RED. The WDG Scientist
Shuri’s eyes dart desperately over the holographic model.
GRIOT, what is the confidence rate?
GRIOT, the lab’s A.I. responds over speakers.
Recreating the Heart-Shaped Herb is
my last chance.
King T’Challa’s heart rate has
fallen to 25 bpm.
WDG SCIENTIST (V.O.)
Princess... you should go be by his
The WDG SCIENTISTS jump at the sudden exclamation. They file
Green Rev. (07/11/21) 1A.
Shuri adjusts an equation and the Helix Model turns red.
What’s the confidence rate?
Shuri runs over to a 3D printer, where lasers begin to build
a mature HEART SHAPED HERB SEED.
The synthetic herb will have a less
than 30% chance of effectiveness.
I DON’T CARE!
Come on, come on, come on.
Tears well in Shuri’s eyes as the herb is printed. She pulls
it out and turns for the door, but stops as she sees RAMONDA
standing in the doorway... her face tear soaked.
Griot, what is my brother’s heart
Shuri waits for a response... nothing.
Your brother is with the ancestors.
Shuri stares back at her mother, heartbroken.
At T’Challa’s funeral, SOPE THE SHAMAN and pours libations
over the soil. Shuri stands next to RAMONDA who is now queen
(again, THE TRIBAL ELDERS, M’BAKU, OKOYE and THE DORA look
down at the BLACK CASKET.
We give thanks for the gift of King
T’Challa, the Black Panther, son of
Tan Rev. (02/23/22) 1B.
SOPE (SUBTITLE) (CONT'D)
Grandson of King Azzuri, great
grandson of Kabba, great great
grandson of Yima, great great great
grandson of Bazwale, great great
great great grandson of Andile,
descendent of the most revered King
Bashenga, the first Black Panther.
A DISTANT DRUM AND SINGING IS HEARD.
Okoye nods at the other Dora, and they walk over to the
casket and lift it.
A2 EXT. NORTH TRIANGLE - GOLDEN CITY - WAKANDA - DAY A2
It’s a full SECOND LINE. A funeral procession of Ramonda,
Shuri, Sope, the Tribal Elders, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora
lead a SEA OF DRUMMING, DANCING WAKANDAN PEOPLE toward
Bashenga Triangle where TRADITIONAL DANCERS PERFORM.
Okoye and the Dora lead the way holding T’Challa’s casket.
Behind them Shuri and Ramonda walk holding T’Challa’s
traditional shield and helmet, respectively. A SINGER,
TALKING DRUMMERS, AND DJEMBE DRUMMERS lead the Tribal Elders
behind them. BURUNDI DRUMMERS stand on the ceilings of North
They carry the casket into...
B2 EXT. BASHENGA TRIANGLE - NORTH TRIANGLE - WAKANDA - DAY B2
The Dora pass the casket through the entryway and set it down
in front of BASHENGA’S HUT. ZAWAVARI, the new Shaman for
Wakanda and former Mining Tribe Elder, waits for the
procession to land. She ululates and performs a prayer in
Xhosa as they approach.
Here in front of the home of King
of Bashenga, may we honor King
T’Challa. Who united the five
tribes of Wakanda. And may Bast
watch over him as he travels to his
Shuri and Ramonda stay in front of the casket and the Dora
Tan Rev. (02/23/22) 2.
IN THE SKY the ROYAL TALON FIGHTER flies past the palace
towards Bashenga Triangle. It hovers 300ft above T’Challa’s
Shuri sees this with everyone dancing around her and
something changes in her face, she moves towards the casket
and holds it one last time.
She looks up as the casket continues to rise. The rest of the
Wakandans watch as the casket tilts into a vertical position
with the life-size panther seal giving a Wakanda Forever
The Wakandans all salute T’Challa, holding their arms to
their chests for him, one last time.
The casket enters the iris of the Royal Talon Fighter, and
the aircraft rockets off towards the Hall Of Kings where he
will be laid to rest.
The Wakandans release the salute in unison, all except Shuri,
who still holds her arms tight to her chest. Head down.
ROLL MARVEL LOGO
Under the logo we HEAR global reactions to T’Challa’s death:
“We are profoundly saddened by the shocking news of King
T’Challa’s death.” “This is a day of mourning for all
nations.” “We lost another giant.” “With his words and
actions, King T’Challa touched the world. He will never be
forgotten.” “He was not only a noble man but an inspiring
hero so we celebrate his image in all of us.”
3 EXT. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - SKYLINE - DAY - ONE YEAR LATER 3
We travel over Lake Geneva toward the United Nations as the
ROYAL TALON FIGHTER (RTF) soars into frame.
CHAIRPERSON OF UN (O.S.)
I wish to warmly welcome the
distinguished representatives and
ministers gathered here today. Your
presence is the affirmation of the
importance of the United Nations'
commitment to maintaining
international peace and security…
4 OMITTED 4
Green Rev. (07/11/21) 3.
A4 INT. HEARING ROOM - UNITED NATIONS - GENEVA - DAY A4
A packed room of FOREIGN DIGNITARIES. THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE
UN speaks from his desk at the front of the room. UN USHERS
CHAIRPERSON OF UN
It is an honor for me to invite her
majesty Queen Ramonda, daughter of
Lumumba, sovereign ruler of the
Kingdom of Wakanda.
The doors open as Queen Ramonda enters flanked by Kingsguard.
She didn’t bring her normal
5 EXT. MALI OUTREACH CENTER - NIGHT 5
A futuristic building extends cantilevered out over a river.
PARATROOPERS descend from the night sky.
A6 INT. MALI OUTREACH CENTER - NIGHT A6
Awash with light and bustling with MALI SCIENTISTS and
TECHNICIANS working hand in hand with WDG SCIENTIST to
efficiently extract WATER from underground aquifers.
THE YOUNG TECHNICIAN overseeing the security footage pauses
as the screen goes dark.
YOUNG TECHNICIAN (SUBTITLE)
I just lost visual.
THE THREE FRONT DOORS BLOWS OPEN (TWO UPSTAIRS ON ONE BELOW)
revealing 8 MERCENARIES who fan out: FIREARMS pointed at all
present. Speaking French.
MERCENARY # 1 (SUBTITLE)
Down on your stomachs right now!
The Mali Techs and WDG Scientist comply.
A tense hearing is underway. Ramonda is seated at a desk
Green Rev. (07/11/21) 4.
UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE
Mr. Chairperson, I believe I speak
for all of the member states when I
say, I am deeply disappointed by
Wakanda’s failure to stand by the
promises made after the blip by the
late King T’Challa. Promises to
participate in global efforts to
tackle international challenges, to
share resources, technology and
full technical cooperation
Promises, Mr. Chairperson, that the
Queen of Wakanda is failing to
deliver on. The United States
shares a deep concern over the lack
of Wakanda’s transparency and urges
meaningful dialogue in consultation
with key partners and Wakanda to
strengthen efforts to achieve our
commitments to international
development and security. Thank
you, Mr. Chairperson.
The Other Dignitaries nod in agreement. Ramonda looks back
silently and strongly.
CHAIRPERSON OF UN
My thanks to the Secretary of State
of the United States of America for
that statement. I now give the
floor to the Minister of Foreign
Affairs for France.
SECRETARY OF STATE OF FRANCE (SUBTITLE)
Thank you, Mr. Chairperson, France
has information that states
vibranium has limitless potential
as a renewable energy source. And
yet Queen Ramonda has still
declined to open access to the
material through international
trade, or any of Wakanda’s
philanthropic ventures. We also
have information that vibranium can
be used to make weapons of mass
destruction. It is a substance that
does not trigger any known metal
detector. It could be smuggled. It
is a direct threat to the global
security environment and the
Green Rev. (07/11/21) 4A.
Ramonda stares at the Frenchman.
7 INT. SAND FILTER TREATMENT FLOOR - NIGHT 7
Mercenary #2 points a gun at a MALI WATER TECH.
MERCENARY #2 (SUBTITLE)
Where are the vibranium tools?
The Young Tech points to the large security door/vault.
MERCENARY #2 (SUBTITLE) (CONT’D)
Who has access?
The Tech points to a FEMALE MALI TECH wearing a headscarf.
MERCENARY #2 (SUBTITLE) (CONT’D)
Green Rev. (07/11/21) 5.
The Female Mali Tech stands up. Mercenary #2 roughly pushes
her towards the vault.
8 INT. UNITED NATIONS - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - DAY 8
The Secretary of State of France continues.
SECRETARY OF STATE OF FRANCE (SUBTITLE)
I would like to put the question to
her majesty. “Why is there so much
secrecy around this particular
resource?” “If her nation’s
intentions really are to help other
nations, why is that help only
extended to certain groups of
people in those nations?” And “what
of our intelligence in France, in
Belgium, and in the United States,
that vibranium has properties that
can be weaponized?”
Mr. Chairperson, Wakanda has
deliberately chosen, in a recurrent
manner, to defy our collective
security architecture. The
durability of our international
security would be at stake if we
were to overlook the potential
threat of vibranium today. Thank
you, Mr. Chairperson.
CHAIRPERSON OF UN
My thanks to the Minister of
Foreign Affairs for France. I now
give the floor to her majesty,
Ramonda leans into her mic.
Thank you Mr. Chairperson,
Wakanda’s offerings to the global
community do not begin and end with
our nation’s most valuable
resource. It has always been our
policy to never trade vibranium
under any circumstance. Not because
of the dangerous potential of
vibranium, but because of the
dangerous potential of some of the
people in this room.
Salmon Rev. (09/18/21) 5A.
You see we have information in
Wakanda as well. You perform
civility here. But we know what you
whisper in your halls of
leadership, in your military
(sotto voce imitation)
The King is dead. The Black Panther
is gone. They have lost their
protector. Now is our time to
The Female Mali Tech keys into the vault triggering an
elaborate locking mechanism that opens the dark, cavernous
She then steps back, removing her scarf, tucking it behind
Merc #2 turns to the Female Tech, confused. She looks back at
him her expression now icy, her head clean shaven and smooth.
This is ANEKA of the Dora Milaje.
Cherry Rev. (09/30/21) 6.
The unnerved Mercenaries look into the safe as someone steps
forward from darkness. It’s OKOYE, in full Dora Milaje
regalia. As she steps forward we reveal AYO and NOMBLE
On cue, both clusters of hostages trigger dome shaped SONIC
FORCEFIELDS from their KIMOYO BEADS.
THE DORA SPRING INTO ACTION. The Mercenaries unleash a HAIL
of automatic gunfire, but it is ineffective against the
DORA’S BALLETIC COMBAT MOVEMENT, vibranium weave uniforms,
and high tech spears.
Okoye and the other Dora DISPATCH THE MERCENARIES.
Nomble throws her spear up at the upper level where we reveal
ANOTHER DORA disguised as a scientist taking out another Merc
on the upper level.
Aneka pulls 2 PURPLE ENERGY DAGGERS as SHE AND AYO fight back
to back while Okoye hits Mercs with the HIGH POWERED TASER on
the back end of her spear, rendering them unconscious.
Aneka dispatches Merc #2. Okoye clocks this.
Aneka, where is your spear?
The Princess gave me these to try
out. I like them better.
Okoye takes out another Merc.
We are Dora Milaje. Not space
cadets. Our foremothers used spears
for millennia. It will not change
under my watch.
Ayo blocks a bullet for Aneka and takes out a Merc.
I told you not to bring them.
Aneka rolls her eyes and takes down another Merc with the
Green Rev. (07/11/21) 7.
10 INT. UNITED NATIONS - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - DAY 10
Last night there was another attack
on one of our outreach facilities.
Proof of the involvement of a
member state present today is being
uploaded to your mobile devices as
Ramonda looks around as everyone reacts to this information.
And as for the identity of the
Ramonda stands. The doors of the chamber swing open,
revealing Okoye, Ayo, Aneka, and several DORA, escorting the
now conscious and handcuffed Mercenaries from Mali,
delivering them to the desk of the Frenchman. The dignitaries
and UN Staff react.
(to the French Minister)
Je vous on prie.
Let our gracious response to this
incursion be an olive branch.
Further attempts on our resources
will be considered an act of
aggression and met with a much
We mourn the loss of our King, but
don’t think for a second, that
Wakanda has lost her ability to
protect our resources. We are aware
of the ongoing efforts by some to
find Vibranium outside of Wakanda
and wish you the best of luck.
The leaders deflate. All except... the United States
Secretary of State.
Green Rev. (07/11/21) 8.
11 EXT. ATLANTIC OCEAN - DAY 11
A CARGO SHIP travels in the middle of the Atlantic.
An enormous underwater mining vehicle sits on deck as a DATA
UMBILICAL CORD extends off the back into the water.
12 EXT. DEEP OCEAN - DAY - CONTINUOUS 12
We see what is connected to the umbilical cord: A LARGE
VIBRANIUM DETECTOR on treads, rolls along the ocean floor
below the ship as they move together through the water until
an INDICATOR LIGHT changes colors.
13 INT. CONTROL ROOM - CARGO SHIP - DAY 13
An advanced control system with several DEEP SEA MINING
TECHNICIANS monitoring readings.
SMITTY (50s, CIA) sits to the side, playing PUBG Mobile on
his phone, when a display reading suddenly CHIRPS, grabbing
Excited miners gather, wide-eyed as Smitty turns to the LEAD
MINING TECHNICIAN who nods.
Getting to his feet, Smitty grabs a walkie-talkie.
Stop the ship!
14 EXT. HELICOPTER PAD - CARGO SHIP - NIGHT 14
The LARGE MINING VEHICLE is missing from the deck but A GROUP
OF HEAVILY ARMED MILITARY TYPES have replaced it.
Smitty, holding two coffees watches as A CHOPPER LANDS and
JACKSON and SALAZAR, two specialized NAVAL DIVERS, disembark
followed by DR. GRAHAM (50s, CIA). Smitty casually salutes
her. She smiles and takes the coffee.
I thought you were retired.
I thought I was too.
Said that machine had a one in a
billion chance of finding
Pink Rev. (06/13/21) 9.
Less than that.
Smitty shrugs, then lets out a whistle to the Military Types
who start unloading gear.
15 EXT. DECK - CARGO SHIP - NIGHT - LATER 15
A CRANE removes a MOON POOL COVER, exposing the ocean below.
Military Types guard the umbilical cable system that extends
over the edge of the ship.
Salazar and Jackson are strapped into ATMOSPHERIC DIVING
SUITS and lowered into the ocean.