The Woman King Reviews

Movie Description

Drawing on actual occurrences, Viola Davis takes center stage in an action-filled saga of a top-notch female corps of soldiers eager to safeguard their country. The Woman King is the remarkable narrative of the Agojie, the all-female troop of warriors who safeguarded the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with abilities and ferocity, unlike anything the world has ever encountered. In light of authentic occasions, The Woman King follows the profoundly emotional journey of General Nanisca (Oscar-winner Viola Davis) as she coaches the upcoming generation of enrollees and readies them for a fight against a foe determined to destroy their way of life. Certain things are worth battling for.

Drawing from actual happenings, this is an extraordinary, thrilling tale of the female squad of fighters who defended the nation of Dahomey with knowledge and a ferocity unparalleled in the world. Trace the epic and strenuous voyage of General Nanisca (Oscar® winner VIOLA DAVIS; 2016, Best Supporting Actress, Fences) as she educates the next group of soldiers and prepares them for combat against a rival who is resolved to demolish their lifestyle.

Movie Review


I went to the cinema to watch The Woman King and in my view, it definitely is worthy of Oscar nominations for Best Film, Best Actress, and Best Cinematography. The only thing that bothered me was the way they rewrote the history of the Dohommey Tribe, who only discontinued their participation in the slave trade after it was internationally prohibited by the American and British governments at the end of the 19th Century because the slave labor was no longer profitable (unfortunately this is not the case nowadays…but I digress). But once you ignore this alteration of African history, the plot is actually quite good. The actors had good chemistry and it was also aesthetically pleasing.


Viola Davis was remarkable on her part. People believed that the adolescent fighter, Thuso Mbedu, was only 17, but she was actually 27. She seemed like a teenager. The performance was remarkable. It was great to watch a movie that talked about the enslavement issue without totally pointing the finger at the white Europeans and Americans. Slavery has been present since Biblical times in all societies. The Woman King was practiced and reproached by the dark individuals who were attempting to endure their extreme condition.
The Dahomey clan was the only one I am aware of that had a female warrior army who were prepared for battle. It was invigorating to watch a tale solely about African individuals (and I’m white). Several of the scenes had me crying, which is an indication of great acting. We had scoundrels, passionate scenes, and good battle scenes. It was a very much adjusted movie, well composed and acted.
The Dahomey tribe is now Benin, which makes stunning bronze statues utilizing the Lost Wax Process… Highly talented people.

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