Black Panther is on its way to becoming one of the biggest blockbusters ever, and the reviews that hit the internet on Tuesday have pretty much solidified that. At 9 a.m., the Black Panther review embargo was lifted, and as of this afternoon the movie currently has a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
But did you actually think it wouldn’t?
So far, with 46 reviews already posted by movie critics, the average rating is 8.6 out of 10. Here’s just a sampling of what’s being said:
Black Panther is every bit as good as you were hoping. Actually—it’s better. A terrific screenplay from Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole elevates this thing way beyond the usual boundaries of the Marvel Universe. —Liz Braun, Toronto Sun
Black Panther pounces toward the head of the class in a way that should make the King, and his key subjects, a cornerstone of an already-formidable roster. —Brian Lowry, CNN
Most big studio fantasies take you out for a joy ride only to hit the same exhausted story and franchise-expanding beats. Not this one. —Manohla Dargis, New York Times