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Kierre's Review of The Woman King 2022 ★★★½

Watched Sep 17, 2022

The Woman King is set in Africa in the 1800's during the Slave Trade. A group of African tribe people known as Dahomey make their living by participating in the Slave Trade and give up captured warriors and people to Europeans in exchange for weapons, alcohol, and other items. The King of the Dahomey people has an army that is made up by mostly woman and his top in Command is led by Nanisca (Viola Davis) a fearless warrior who would like to get out of the slave trade. However, they have rival villagers who are looking to take over the Dahomey people. The film also co-stars Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, and Sheila Atim. I did enjoy this film quite a bit. It does exactly what it sets out to do, which is highlighting a group of badass women warriors. All of the actors were great in this film, and it was very entertaining. I know a lot has been said about the Historical Accuracy of the film, but I just enjoyed it for its entertainment value. I only wish it were Rated R and didn't' look so much like "Wakanda Forever" in all of its trailers and marketing. However, it is a film that I do strongly recommend.

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