According to The Fader, Kendrick Lamar entertainment gave children from the housing projects in Los Angeles the chance to watch Black Panther for free. Lamar, together with Top Dawg Entertainment, bought out three cinemas for the kids.
The star and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, CEO of Top Dawg, bought all tickets to five shows in three theatres on February 17. The two made nearly a thousand seats available for kids coming from the Watts housing project to watch the movie.
Children from the Imperial Courts, Nickerson Gardens, and Jordan Downs areas were given access to the film screening after they dropped by their housing development offices.
Lamar has a close affinity to the movie, which is already showing in theaters across the US. The star played a significant role in the critically-acclaimed soundtrack of the movie. The soundtrack, which was curated and produced by the star and Tiffith, includes the singles “King’s Dead” and “All the Stars.”
Aside from Lamar, other celebrities showed their generosity to a number of underprivileged kids Octavia Spencer and T.I. also gave thousands of kids the chance to watch the movie. There were also numerous other campaigns giving kids the chance to see the movie, including GoFundMe campaigns.
Black Panther was dubbed as the greatest superhero movie of all time. The trailer was released last summer. It gave viewers the impression that they were in for an exciting ride, and it did not disappoint. The movie appeared to be more than just hype and seems to have delivered what it initially promised on the big screen. In addition, critics had nothing but praises for the movie.
Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun Times considered the Black Panther as among the best superhero movies of the century.
Toledo Blade’s Kirk Baird wrote that the superhero movie openly expressed politics, in terms of cultural mood rather than ideology. Baird indicated that the last time this happened was The Dark Knight Rises of Christopher Nolan. The Black Panther also took a lot of chances.
The movie is based on the 1966 comic of Jack Kirby. It is also the 18th movie on the expanding cannon of Marvel. The movie was also considered a long-awaited celebration of African heritage, culture, and heroes.
The movie is the first predominantly black cast of the franchise. Many of the stars attended the European premiere of the movie wearing traditional African attire.
The main star of the movie, Chadwick Boseman, talked about a number of thought-provoking topics behind the film, including equal representation and identity. Boseman plays the Wakandan King, T’Challa.
He revealed to Time magazine that this African country may be just fantasy. But it gives a chance to put together actual ideas, places, and African concepts into the idea of Wakanda. Wakanda creates a sense of identity in the real sense, which is particularly valuable to people who cannot put together the concept.