British-Nigerian writer, Jason Okundaye, has rated the 2022 action movie, The Woman King, so high.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the $50 million action epic movie directed by African-American, Gina Prince-By the wood, and filmed in Cape Town and Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa – recounts the tale of the all-women regiment of Agojie warriors from the Dahomey kingdom (located within the present-day Benin Republic) in 1823.
The Woman King has elicited comparisons with Marvel’s $1 billion-grossing largely all-black cast Afro-futuristic, Black Panther.
The movie focuses centrally on the women warriors of Dahomey – wielding swords, spears, machetes, and ropes – and the stories of their close bonds of black sisterhood, as they defend their kingdom from the rampaging Oyo empire.
The Woman King? 10/10. A film!
— Jason Okundaye (@jasebyjason) October 26, 2022
Researchers like Okundaye have spoken highly of the film. In a recent social media post, he simply said: “The Woman King? 10/10. A film!”
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