The Woman King

The Woman King ★★★★½

"We Fight Not Just For Today. But For The Future!"

I had had no idea what this film was about before deciding to go see this. The only thing I was aware of was the cast and it's based on a true story. I happen to love movies based on the truth, and this was no exception. The action here is fantastic it kept me glued to the screen and had my heart racing throughout. The cinematography is really gorgeous and I always love when films show us the beauty of Africa. The wardrobe as well was really beautiful and authentic.

The performances here are some of the best of the year from Boyega as the mighty King, Atim as Amenza and Mbedu as Nawi all delivered solid performances. But for obvious reasons it's Davis and Lynch that steal the show. Lynch was bad ass and I loved her character a lot, and her line delivery was on point. Davis as the fierce general, what an outstanding performance. I think it's the best performance of her career, and she's in the running for an Oscar. You can see that everyone worked hard from their accents to their fitness.

The film tackles many themes such as the slave trade, strength, unity, love, honour which are very relevant today. This isn't just a story about female warriors protecting their homeland, there is another story at the heart of it that got me quite emotional.

Recommend - highly, please go see this in the cinema if you can 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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