Black Panther stands among the now 19 films comprising the Marvel Cinematic Universe as distinctive, featuring a complex antagonist and challenging cultural commentary. But that doesn't mean the Ryan Coogler film doesn't have a few blatant plot holes. Leave it to the folks at How It Should Have Ended to point out Black Panther's flaws and hilariously lay out how the film should have gone, if it had only traveled a more straightforward plot route ... and possibly been about 15 minutes long.
The video points out some of the more nonsensical parts of the film (clearly put in for entertainment value and visual appeal), such as Okoye leaving the safety of a bullet-proof car to attack the enemy from on top of the moving vehicle where she's exposed. Or how certain Wakanda technology is only used for the convenience of the plot and then strangely forgotten about in later scenes, such as those nifty car disabling devices.
Of course, Black Panther's biggest deus ex machina is the existence of vibranium, a resource that can protect against everything, and fix virtually anything.
Some may find HISHE's proposed better ending for Black Panther a bit obvious — and one that would basically negate the entire film — although they have a point. It's interesting to note that the proposed ending is actually a reversal of exactly why Black Panther is such a great film. It's about a superhero who is also incredibly human, and the "enemy" he faces is the imperfect nature and mistakes of other well-intentioned humans. Without those glaring human errors, Black Panther wouldn't be the great film it is.
Still, it's funny to see the animated five-minute version of what Black Panther would have been without all that flawed humanity.
Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.