Malika the Lion Queen (2021)

Malika the Lion Queen (2021)
7.1
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2021 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Malika the Lion Queen
  • Voted: 68

The exhilarating & harrowing life of Malika, a lioness of a powerful pride in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

#PersonCharacters
1Angela BassettNarrator
  • Wokeness Comes to Nature Shows by 3

    Interesting story, but seems as much about belittling the male gender than about nature. While it's true that female lions do the hunting, the show uses this as an excuse to make negative blanket statements about males in general.

    Also, I realize they've made a story out of footage of a lion pride from one female's point of view, but I found the narration irritating at times for being so presumptuous as to what the lions are thinking. It made me miss nature shows where the narrator simply narrated observations about the animals. We can all make assumptions about what an animal is thinking or feeling, and on the surface many are probably accurate in this show such as longing for touch or being hungry since we can surmise that from mere observation. However, I'm going to go on a limb and say that I doubt female lions list "fighting the patriarchy" high on their priority list, which seems to be the main message presented here. I am a female, in case that matters, and am so tired of entertainment coming with an agenda.

    In conclusion, beautiful footage, but ripe with the divisive brainwashing so prevalent in entertainment today, unfortunately.

  • good visuals by 7

    It's a pride of lions in South Africa's Kruger National Park. It follows the life of Malika (Angela Bassett) from a cub to the best hunter of the group while the head male lead has turnovers.

    I love the animals and the nature action visuals. I can do less with the narration. I'm not so enamored with giving a human voice to animals. It doesn't always fit. When the narration is talking about the animals, there is a respectable distance that isn't trying to put words into these creatures' mouths. This movie is giving these creatures human concepts and understanding. Also Angela Bassett is acting too much. I'm not saying that it's impossible for this to be the truth. I just don't want to impose something onto these creatures. This would be better with a more traditional narration.

  • Not great by 3

    Good nature show but it bashes and demeans the value and importance of males. Very unfortunate because both males and females are equal and should be respected.

  • Woke revisionist garbage by 1

    OMG Nature shows aren't safe now. This is not a documentary but rather feminist spin on nature contradicting every reputable nature show about lions. IOW propagandist Garbage.

  • The feminist pride by 2

    A pride of lions in The Kruger National park with a specific relationship to a Lioness Malika and her life journey. I was expecting a wildlife documentary but found the narration to be belittling of the male species in a sharp feminist way that took largely from the footage and splendor of large cats in the wild. Adding a humanistic "voice" into the animal kingdom is both pretentious and for me was a nauseating experience. Nature has a survival mode and roles within the structure to help the group survival, a feminist, male demeaning narration took away the splendor of nature as it is. Highly doubt you would hear SIr David Attenborough give voice to such a text. I found it hard to give 2 stars as the experience was for me far to bias and not a neutral narration expected in a documentary.

#PersonCrew
1Jasha Klebecomposer
2Karin Slaterdirector
3Tom Wrighteditor
4Tom Hugh-Joneswriter