‘Black Panther’ 2 Rotten Tomatoes Score Dropping With Negative Reviews

The movie doesn't appear to be as good as the first one according to the critics.

'Black Panther' Rotten Tomatoes Score Dropping With Negative Reviews

Following the early reviews giving Black Panther: Wakanda Forever a sky-high 94% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the score has now dropped.

With 183 reviews, the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Rotten Tomatoes Score is now at 85%.

The score is in line with Ant-Man (83%), Infinity War (85%), and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (85%).

Update: The Audience Score is in.

'Black Panther Wakanda Forever' Rotten Tomatoes Score
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Rotten Tomatoes Score

What the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever negative reviews have to say:

Regarding what the negative reviews have to say, some of the reviews cite the fact Chadwick Boseman is missing, others remark about the nearly 3-hour runtime (the first one is 2hr 15m), and some even say it’s boring.

Check out the negative reviews below.

It will be interesting to see what happens with the box office, especially with word-of-mouth.

Presently, the flick is tracking for a $175 million opening, which I think is on the way too high side. The first one did open to $202 million, but the sequel is obviously a different movie.

Domique Thorne as Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Domique Thorne as Riri Williams, aka Ironheart

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever negative reviews

The true “prestige” Marvel picture it borders on being less a film continuing themes that resonated with audiences and, rather, about itself, resulting in artistic tensions both interesting and frustrating. – The Film Stage

Wakanda Forever, in short, faces the same dilemmas as the previous film, but has lost any poise to combat them. – Cinemania

Certainly, the film has its high points but, ultimately, it pales in comparison to its predecessor, one of the best entries in the field of superhero cinema, and feels largely like a placeholder for the next movie. – Houston Chronicle

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER unfortunately doesn’t really come close to its strong predecessor. It imitates it far too much and never really gets going. In the end, the more than two and a half hours become a real test of patience. – Jimmy Cage YouTube

For long stretches, it feels like Wakanda Forever could have been more successful had it shucked its superhero confines: just trim the fat, make it a character/political drama set in the MCU, and ditch the gloppy CG action. – The Spool

After a hearty start, the film sputters in its second half, dragging through its bloated runtime on its way to its at once overblown and underwhelming finale. – Detroit News

The repetitive pattern of identifying a quandary, then whipping up a hi-tech answer, grows maddeningly frivolous – especially over the course of 160 minutes. – Gone with the Twins

This might not all be so deflating if Wakanda Forever worked, simply, as an action spectacle. But very little here pops. – Globe and Mail

– A near-three-hour endurance run of gloomy photography and turgidly staged, emotionally empty two-way conversations, all seemingly designed to sap cast and viewers’ combined will to live. – Daily Telegraph

– A dutiful, mirthless movie derailed by a real-life loss from which no franchise could feasibly recover. – WBUR’s Arts and Culture

– Ticking boxes isn’t the same as pulling magic — or even just insight — from thin air… The sad reality is that the show must go on, and without [Chadwick Boseman], it’s just more of the same. Our job is to pretend it’s enough. – Time

– This installment was always going to be more somber thanks to the loss of its star. What the film lacks is the will to make make that loss heartbreaking. – Movie Nation

– Though its lugubrious and plodding narrative spins its wheels ahead of someone coming along to fill T’Challa’s shoes, <em>Wakanda Forever</em> does stand out for its depictions of grief. – Slant Magazine

“Wakanda Forever” winds up feeling hopelessly stalled, covering up an inability to move on by resorting to repetitive, over-familiar action sequences, maudlin emotional beats and an uninvolving, occasionally incoherent story. – Washington Post

It’s a sequel that bores me in perpetuity with its abundance of one-dimensional female characters and, most of all, bland action that exposes the anthropological side of Marvel without any sense of wonder. – Cinemaficionados

Coogler and his team nearly pull it off, leading to moments of real power and emotion not normally found in superhero films, and yet Marvel’s need for a shared universe practically undermines it at every turn. – Washington City Paper

There’s a smaller story about solace buried somewhere in here, but Phase Four has no interest in that. – Larsen On Film

As it stands, “Wakanda Forever” feels as lost and forlorn as the Wakandan people. – San Francisco Chronicle

Wakanda Forever proves poignant in two ways: the film is often quite thoughtful in its exploration of grief, but it struggles to overcome what the actor’s loss means to the future of this series. – Screen International