(2022) (Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama/Action: The leader of an army of African female soldiers must contend with her past while also dealing with growing factions that intend to defeat their kingdom.
It's 1823, and Nanisca (VIOLA DAVIS) is the leader of the Agojie, a small army of female soldiers. Alongside the likes of Izogie (LASHANA LYNCH) and Amenza (SHEILA ATIM), their job is to protect the Kingdom of Dahomey ruled by King Ghezo (JOHN BOYEGA). He's continued the trend of those before him in selling captured enemies as slaves to the Europeans such as Portuguese slave buyer Santo (HERO FIENNES TIFFIN) who's arrived with his friend Malik (JORDAN BOLGER) who has a special connection to Dahomey.
That doesn't sit well with Nanisca who believes they should stop that practice, but she has bigger immediate worries in the form of General Migan (SIV NGESI) who's joining forces with other rival tribes in hopes of conquering Dahomey. With Izogie putting would-be Agojie recruits -- such as 19-year-old Nawi (THUSO MBEDU) -- through the paces, Nanisca hopes both the new and veteran soldiers will be able to hold their own against the dangerous enemy, all while contending with demons from her past.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Girls might have an interest as it depicts them as fierce warrior heroes in an action film.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sequences of strong violence, some disturbing material, thematic content, brief language, and partial nudity.
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