There’s nothing quite like seeing a movie about women, starring women, made by women, with a cast of so very many women.
Powerful women. Women who care about each other. Women who act in the world.
There were some men on screen, too, but the movie wasn’t about them. Everything about this movie was about the women.
And oh, God, the fight scenes were magnificent.
If you’re hungry for a movie that doesn’t just pass the Bechdel Test, but blows it out of the water, I highly recommend The Woman King.
From the beginning, when you see Viola Davis as Nanisca lead her army of women into battle to all the moments when Lashana Lynch as Izogie is giving guidance to Thuso Mbedu as the young recruit Nawi and all the scenes where Nawi and the others are learning to be warriors, this movie focuses on women, on their abilities, their strengths, their friendships.
I don’t think I knew how hungry I was for a movie like this until I saw it. Continue reading “Moral Dilemmas and Fight Scenes”…