Black Panther is.epic because it’s the FIRST time we get a high-budget 100M+ movie with an all black cast portraying black people in a positive AND powerful light. Kings and queens, leading the world in technology, futuristic city, rich, morally righteous, heroes…it just leaves a lot of us speechless. Its iconoclastic breaking every stereotype of blacks portrayed in movies. Think about all the predominantly black movies recognized by the Academy. The Maid, The butler, 12 years a slave, Moonlight, Monsters Ball, Training Day. What do these movies have in common disparaging images of blacks as slaves,maids, gangsters, and prostitutes. BP is the exact intelligent, regal, and powerful.