In case you didn’t believe the hype, it’s looking like Black Panther will prove to be everything we’ve expected it to be.

The film had its world premiere in Los Angeles and has gotten universal praise as a masterpiece and the best Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film to-date.

As soon as the social media embargo lifted at 1:00 AM EST early Tuesday morning, reactions from critics began to pour in.

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.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.

Black Panther hits theaters in full on February 16.