‘The Woman King’ is a huge hit! Released last Friday, the freshness of Rotten Tomatoes is as high as 94%, and the popcorn index is as high as 99%! CinemaScore audience reputation A+, becoming the 95th A+ film in history.
‘The Woman King’ stars Viola Davis (‘Catch Me If You Can’), John Boyega (‘Star Wars’ ‘Detroit’) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (‘The Old Guard’) directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (‘The Old Guard’).
The film is based on a true historical story, and is based on an all-female African legion that rose up against foreign enemies.
‘Vulture’: The film revises past narratives about the Dahomey with a Tarantino-esque alternate history performance. The battle scenes are effective without being flashy, and the effective brutality emphasizes that the women are experienced warriors, not some kind of superheroes.
‘Rolling Stone’: The heroines in the film rid the world of some bad men and moviegoers of the lingering prejudice that female filmmakers can’t make thrilling, compelling action scenes. …… It’s an old-fashioned epic, and it’s easy to think of it as a David Lean adventure movie. But in reality it can only be Gina Prince-Bythewood’s film, as she showcases all her talents in this one.
‘The Atlantic’: If you want to spend a wild and exciting evening at the cinema, this is the film for you. The director’s real success, however, lies in the way she incorporates pure entertainment into a challenging dramatic text.
‘Slant Magazine’: Despite the novelty of the film’s setting and its appeal to certain contemporary positions, it is inevitably too old-fashioned in its narrative pace and ideology.
‘Wall Street Journal’: It’s not news that “women can be powerful”; Gina Prince-Bythewood is so focused on making her Amazon warriors “magical” that she forgets to make them “fun”.
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