The Woman King
The story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen, and General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.
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"I have seen documentaries about the Dahomey female army, so I was really intrigued by this story. It is a battlefield film, which follows the training of warriors that will one day be chosen by the King to join the elite fighters. There are many scenes of warfare, and some everyday affairs. The acting was intense and incredible, and I adored seeing the intricacies of the African Royal Court. It was heartbreaking seeing some scenes of African slave markets, but I know that the story is being told for a reason. Knowing this army of women existed and are now part of an honoured history is amazing. This is a special film."
"100+/10 🌟 Such an empowering movie with an plot twists! I loved how it truly showed the strength of Black Women during the 1800s, not really the average movie on slavery but showed their power fighting for their people as well as against slavery itself! Something I’ve never seen before in a film, it was refreshing to see this difference on the big screen! #feminism "
"An unusual role for Viola Davis which she did a great job with, but the movie overall was a little disappointing for me. The story was mediocre and drawn out. The fight scenes were few and far between and watered down for the PG 13 rating. This movie would have been better served with an R rating as the trailer would have you believe that the Agojie warriors are fierce and ruthless, it wasn't represented well in the film. 6/10"
"In my opinion, this movie was OK, but it also shows that women, have a lot of power, which I really like #WomenPower"
"Gawdt damn!! The last 30 minutes of this movie are truly epic. This is one of those films where you’ll probably only watch it once. Not because it’s not fantastic, but because it’s just so heavy and dense that you don’t need to experience it again. I’m glad I got a chance to watch this before it left theaters."
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