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Actor Will Smith dropped a teaser for yet another slave movie. This one is titled Emancipation.

Smith plays an emancipated slave who was depicted in a historic photo titled "The Scourged Back."

Smith uploaded the movie teaser to his Youtube channel on Monday. He wrote in the summary:

"This was the hardest movie I've ever made. Blood, Sweat & Tears... LITERALLY! Shoutout to @Apple who doubled (and tripled) down on their commitment to deliver this epic story to the world."

One YouTube viewer wrote:

"Another slave movie really will smith. We're trying to forgot what happened to us back then.. and you wana make a movie of it Again [sic]."

A second person wrote:

"There so many other experiences to tell of Africans in America besides another slave narrative."

But others were supportive of the disgraced actor's efforts.

Will Smith hopes Emancipation will win him another Oscar award. Though he's banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years after he slapped comedian Chris Rock in March.

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The Woman King director Gina Prince-Bythewood is celebrating the movie topping the weekend box office.

The Woman King will win the weekend box office with an estimated $18 million opening. The movie's budget was $50 million.

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Prince-Bythewood (left) is battling Twitter critics who say 'Woman King' is just another slavery movie that twists historical facts for entertainment value.

'Woman King' starring Viola Davis (right) and John Boyega, is a fictional account of an all-female African military in Dahomey.

Black Twitter argued the absurdity of a female general and her band of female warriors protecting the Dahomeys whilst they participated in the slave trade.

Davis's general Nanisca struggles to discourage King Ghezo (John Boyega) from selling his people to the Europeans.

Black Twitter says the film's writers Maria Bello and Dana Stevens turned a story about Africans selling slaves into a movie about Black female empowerment.

"You don't have to be very "woke" to see the problem here," one Twitter user wrote.

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Prince-Bythewood's response to critics is to shut up and go see the movie.

"I learned early on you cannot win an argument on Twitter," Prince-Bythewood told IndieWire.

"And I know all of that is going to go away once they see the film. There's an assumption we're not dealing with it and we are dealing with it. So I have to live in that confidence. They're going to see the film and they're going to [like] it."

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Sony Pictures released the official trailer for The Woman King, a true story about female warriors in The Kingdom of Dahomey.

The Woman King stars Academy ward winner Viola Davis as "the most exceptional female warrior to ever live."

Davis trains the other female warriors to rise up and fight for their freedom when their African men fall short.

Critics are already calling The Woman King a "slasher film" due to the women's weapons of choice — intricately designed ceremonial swords.

Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King also stars Lashana Lynch and John Boyega as King Ghezo.

Africans are insulted that Beyonce's "My Power" is used in the trailer. They want producers to remove Beyonce and include artists who represent the African culture.

One person wrote: "Beyonce really is talented but doesn't deserve to be the theme for a song made by a people who can very much manage to create their own."

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