Nu Metro joined cinemas across the continent this past week, as Marvel Studios celebrated BLACK PANTHER’s record-breaking box office success in Africa. This new superhero blockbuster started showing in Nu Metro’s cinemas this past Friday, including their multi-sensory 4DX theatres – exclusive to select Nu Metro cineplexes nationwide.
Most shows for BLACK PANTHER in 4DX have been reaching sold-out status since the film released over the weekend – further affirming its position as South Africa’s highest-grossing movie at the moment.
The experience of watching Marvel’s new superhero blockbuster in 4DX includes realistic simulations of the dynamic car chase-, flying action- and other adrenalin-fuelled scenes in the movie. One of the most popular 4DX seat motions – the feeling of joining a ‘car chase’ onscreen – is applied with spectacular effect for BLACK PANTHER, resulting in one of the best multi-sensory experiences in 4DX history.
One key difference from a general car chase-simulation is that 4DX deploys innovative new technology, following a more natural pattern that would occur in an actual situation – giving the viewers the sense of driving the car themselves.
Other 4DX effects give viewers the feeling that they are flying in a real spacecraft. Black Panther’s combat skills based on various martial arts and animal imitation – as well as his bulletproof suit, claws that can cut all metal, multi-function lenses, special boots and stealth cape – are all conveyed in 4DX through various environmental effects to make moviegoers a part of the Black Panther-action in Wakanda.
Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER is the first ever solo outing on the big screen for this revered superhero, after the character was first introduced in Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. It is based on the popular comic book; and stars Chadwick Boseman in the title role; along with Michael B. Jordan, Africa’s acclaimed acting export Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis, as well as various local and Pan-African acting talent.
Iconic South African actor John Kani returns to star as King T’Chaka in BLACK PANTHER (after he also made a brief appearance in CIVIL WAR), the king of the fictional nation of Wakanda and the father of T’Challa. isiXhosa and other African languages can be heard throughout this new release from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Andy Serkis sporting an Afrikaans accent for his role.
Other South African actors joining the international cast are Atandwa Kani (John Kani’s son), who takes on the role of a younger T’Chaka in flashbacks throughout the film; as well as Connie Chiume. She plays the role of a Mining Tribe Elder and got the role after auditioning for it right here in SA, beating out all the men who auditioned (as she was the only woman vying for the part).
Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
BLACK PANTHER is now showing at all Nu Metro cineplexes nationwide – including 4DX, Xtreme, VIP and 3D cinema formats.
What is 4DX?
4DX features full-length movies in live action – a ground-breaking cinematic experience that stimulates the senses using high-tech motion seats and special environmental effects including wind, fog, lightning, water, scents and lots more. These effects are synced perfectly with the action on-screen to create the most exhilarating, unmatched cinema outing – only at Nu Metro.
With 4DX at Nu Metro, cinemagoers can feel the wind in their hair, they can feel sprays of water or blasts of air during sudden, unexpected action scenes; and they can smell the scent of the scenes on-screen – and be taken on a movie adventure like no other.
Movies are now no longer bound by their visual and aural limits. 4DX is the next step in the movie-going evolution, taking audiences on a journey into the full feature film. Find 4DX at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront (Cape Town), The Pavilion (Durban), Menlyn Park (Pretoria), Hyde Park Corner (Johannesburg), Emperors Palace (Johannesburg) and Cornubia Mall (Umhlanga/Mount Edgecombe).