Garvey I, I think that was a great description of the positives and negatives... Haha those female warriors were so fierce, loved it! And yes I was most dissatisfied in the movie with the way the cousin was not brought to a place of emotional + physical healing, despite it seeming completely possible.
I want to add that, having immersed Iself in African folklores, myths, legends, and stories considered to be true by their respective groups of people... I didnt see this movie as a fictional story, but more like a retelling of possibly true events...
The visitation from otherworldly beings and materials from other planets, the highly advanced (compared to today's level of) technology, these things seem to have really happened in the distant past. So maybe the part I saw as most fictionalized was the timeline being present day instead of 20,000 years ago.
I know this seems outlandish to some people, but I think the Zulu elder Credo Mutwa would agree that there is more to universal history than what any of us are taught to think possible.