Review of The Woman King: a gripping historical epic.

The Woman King begins in a preplanned and aggressive manner.

The opening sequence of the movie is a master class in visual storytelling since it vividly depicts horrific combat from its abrupt start to its gloomy conclusion.

Not only does it give director Gina Prince-Bythewood another opportunity to demonstrate why she's a capable action director.

However, it also introduces The Woman King's main all-female army, establishing the film's main conflict.

Introduces nearly all of the key characters you'll need to know for the next two hours.

The Woman King's opening sequence is amazing because it accomplishes a lot in a short amount of time.

The Woman King's 135-minute running time is as artistic as the film's unforgettable violent prologue.

The film frequently gives the impression of being set in a time much further in the past than it actually is.

At the time, Hollywood studios routinely released well-made and dramatic masterworks.