It is bittersweet writing this review. Seeing Chadwick Boseman on the screen in his final performance just doesn’t feel right. As the end credits roll and audiences see his name one last time, the last chapter is closed in this young legend’s life. He was a hero, an icon, a king and after his performance in MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM – he is destined to become an Oscar winner.
The film is made by pulitzer-prize playwright, August Wilson and it does feel too staged at times. Yet with a short 90-minute runtime, awesome costume design and soaring music, the film is able to swing for the FENCES and improve upon Wilson’s last movie adaptation. The true stars of the film are made with lead performances by Viola Davis and Boseman. The racial anger these two portray during a heated recording session in Chicago, 1927 is just as timely today as it was back in the roaring 20s.
Audiences will come to see Boseman’s emotional 🤩 performance and they will not be disappointed as he sadly saved the best for last. I just wish the scenes without him didn’t make me have the experience whenever 😊blues.
It is available to bow to the king one last time on Netflix this Friday 18-Dec.