Disney+ and Marvel continue their deep dive into the music of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” with the latest episode of “Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda Forever.” The second episode takes a look at the inspiration for the music that accompanies Namor and his people during the events of the film. After meeting with artists from African nations for the heroes’ music, director Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Göransson turned to the music of Latin America for Namor.

I was expecting to enjoy this episode more than episode one because of how much more I liked the music accompanying Namor compared to the music in Wakanda. Unfortunately, I can say the opposite was true of this episode. I may have liked Namor’s music better, but I enjoyed the deeper dive into the Wakanda music better than the dive in Namor’s music. The music is great, but the interviews did little for me.

Most of the interviews were in Spanish, and while I speak enough Spanish to get the gist of what they were saying, and I have no issue with subtitles, I couldn’t help but feel like these interviews should’ve been dubbed as well. I think having the option of dubbing or subtitles would make more sense so the viewer can pick how it is presented. I didn’t mind watching with subtitles, but it can be hard for someone who isn’t in the mood for subtitles to try to sit down and watch this episode. I’m glad the answers were provided in Spanish, and I’m glad subtitles were there for those who needed them, but I still think dubbing should’ve been available.

I still don’t think this needed to be a three episode series. There’s a lot of potential around for what this series could’ve been, but this feels like the creators should’ve just put the three episodes together into one documentary. It might’ve even led to some of the unnecessary parts being cut. The good parts of this series have been great, but there’s definitely some parts where I’m picking up my phone because I’m just not interested in the presentation. It can be inspiring for musicians and filmmakers, but the style just doesn’t appeal to me.

Rating: 2.5 stars

What did you think of this episode of “Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda Forever?”

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Jeremy Brown

Jeremy has been a big Disney fan since he was a kid growing up during the Disney Renaissance. One day he hopes to go to every Disney Park in the world.

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