Directed by the always on point Steve McQueen and with a cast that includes Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson you just know this is going to be an epic yet thoughtful watch. I was a little surprised to find out that this is actually based on an ITV series but McQueen is always willing to draw inspiration from the unlikeliest of places. Widows is a film that see’s the wives of four men finish off their husbands started, the twist here is that the men in questions where all thieves that where killed on the job.
As female empowerment goes I think this film is perfect, its not tradition, has a diverse cast and see’s four women do something that everyone thinks is impossible. With McQueen’s signature style he may just redevelop the action film and give is a refreshing look at what the genera can do. This will definitely be on my watch list.