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 (IMDB).

I must say that not only are the main women characters bad asses but Viola Davis is spectacular as Nanisca, leader of the king’s women army. It is absolutely refreshing to see people of color portray every day people. In this case during the 18th and 19th centuries. I never knew that women were allowed to fight during this time in Africa because the vast majority were just subjugated.

This film is excellently written, acted and made. I also loved that Gina Prince-Blythewood a prolific writer, producer and director was at the helm of this film. I believe you can tell when a woman is at the helm of a movie. The only negative I have to say about this film is its length.  

Davis is one of the best actors in Hollywood and I look forward to see more of her work into the future. This film is definitely not for the young ones even though it is PG-13. Definitely worth a look and worth the price of a ticket.

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