The Woman King

The Woman King ★★★½

Just the movie I thought it would be. An understated blend of passion, bravery and solidarity. Engaging from the first moment, with a Viola Davis more expressive than ever, with her supremely telling gestures. Definitely an iconic performance. Lashana Lynch is also spectacular, and steals the show with her unmatched charisma.

The score is very well done, although it may sound quite traditional, or predictable. I wasn't convinced by the fight scenes, tho. I would've liked to admire epic battles and triumphs out of this world; however, I understand the rationale behind what was shown, and —in fact— I really appreciated the presence of culture and race, which contrasted beautifully with the depiction of slavery and evil. Actually, I would've liked it to be even more representative, and to generate an even greater feeling of discomfort and disgust in the audience.

Still, I had a great time watching this movie. Completely entertaining and rhythmic.

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