(courtesy of Workhorse Pictures)
The Black Panther Unleashed: Storms of Carnage part 4
Director: D.A. Jackson
Fight Director: D.A. Jackson
Starring: D.A. Jackson, K.E. Jackson, Stactson Carter, Alfred Araujo, Simon Chen, Arun Wanchoo, Wester Joseph, Kieran McGrail, Stavros Triantafyllidis, Devon Aksomitas, Jeff Moise, Beverly Cammock
Plot: The Black Panther Unleashed: Storms of Carnage part 4 picks up when T’Challa wakes up from his coma. Storm tells him what they have learned about the happenings in Wakanda and who is behind it. When T’Challa learns who this seemingly maybe he springs into action as only The Black Panther can. T’Challa unleashes his might and wits on the unholy alliance and makes a statement about what happens when you think you are hunting the hunter.
More than any of the previous parts of The Storms of Carnage series we get to see Panther unleashed! Fight director D.A. Jackson shines here as both choreographer and performer especially during the multiple attack scenes. I can tell he studied his source material (various Panther comics) well. He executes techniques like T’Challa has done in panels illustrated by Velluto and Texeira! Another good thing about Jackson’s choreography is that he is executing real techniques (he is a real-life kung fu master). We are treated to T’Challa doing parties, trapping techniques, simultaneous partying and striking, roundhouse kicks, arm breaks, limb destruction and leg breaks which highlight the efficiency and viciousness that is associated with The Black Panther. One of the best shots in the ﬁlm is when Director Qualen (Alfredo Araujo) executes a perfect Judo throw on a surprised T’Challa (I was also surprised)! This illustrates what makes these ﬁghts entertaining: technique. Be sure to be on the lookout for the ﬁght between Panther and Fan She (Simon Chen) which again shows us T’Challa “waste no time” attitude and superior technical skills (both hallmarks of the comic book Black Panther)
The Final installment of The Black Panther: Storms of Carnage series is a ﬁtting end to the great project. Much like other parts of the project, part 4 gives us a different feel with storyline continuity. Part 4 was the “unleashed” that the series title promises. The sense of urgency, violence (watch what T’Challa does in the Wakandan capital scene) and the Panther’s famous war strategies are highlighted in the ﬁnal installment of a must-see series (I think I will watch all 4 parts together soon). Additionally, we get representatives from some infamous Marvel super villain groups and a surprise appearance by a big bad thorn in T’Challa’s side, Black Panther battle armor and more. If you are a fan of The Black Panther or well-choreographed ﬁght scenes, action movies or all of the above them you should add The Black Panther Unleashed: Storms of Carnage part 4 to your You Tube favorites right now. As a side note I would love for Workhorse Pictures and D.A. Jackson to tackle Hunter the White Wolf and The Hatut Zeraze (Wakandan Secret Police).