The Woman King Review


Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Screenwriter: Dana Stevens, Maria Bello

Starring: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, John Boyega
Runtime: 2 hour 15 minutes

Synopsis: A historical epic that is based in alternate history of The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Overall The Woman King is a good/great movie. It highlights the importance of lighting and shooting black people in film properly. The A plot is extremely strong. And it has an ensemble cast that rises to the moment and delivers. Where Kriss and Ro disagree on this film is the B & C plots. For Kriss they were unnecessary and took away from the A plot. For Ro, not so much. Both agree the editing, especially in the second half of the film doesn't help. Despite that this is still a film most will enjoy and folks should go see.


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Charles (Kriss)

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    Monica 20 September, 2022 at 13:51 Reply

    Kriss spent more time (20 minutes) in a podcast complaining about his issues with the very minor B & C plots than the amount of time the B & C plots actually took up on screen. That’s the definition of nitpicky.

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