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.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Stars: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Jayme Lawson, Sheila Atim, Adrienne Warren, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Angélique Kidjo, Jordan Bolger, Masali Baduza, Jimmy Odukoya, Thando Dlomo, Tuks Tad Lungu, Makgotso M, Chioma Antoinette Umeala, Shaina West
  • Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • apico-78936 - 23 May 2024
    Tough to watch for a Portuguese
    I'm not even going into historical details because I'm no historian, you just feel like a lot of things just come from fairy land where a lot of things are how you would like them to have been instead of how they were.

    My main issue is just either hire Portuguese actors or make them speak English and pretend is portuguese because that was excruciating to listen to, it's the worse thing of that kind I've ever seen, if they said they had a week of training to say their lines I would say they were lying and just read it on the day.

    I also feel like the African accents in general are a bit week from the main actors, but it could actually just be a very specific accent they're going for that I'm not familiar with, just sounds sounds like a Nigerian accent where they only do it half the time.
  • volsminiatures - 13 October 2023
    The Woman King, Wow!
    I was not expecting this movie to be as good as it was. In preparation, I first watched the four part docu-drama African Queens. Although they are both about the slave trade in Africa, African Queens takes place during the early to mid 17th century. The Woman King takes place around a hundred or more years later. It was done very well and the acting is superb, very real. And Viola Davis, wow! Never thought of her as an action hero. She was great! The actresses that played Izogie and Nawi were so good. I was amazed to find out there is only 4 years separating them. I have seen, and enjoyed Lashana Lynch in the Marvel movies and the last Bond movie. But this is the first time I have seen Thuso Mbedu, who plays Nawi. I highly recommend this movie!