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|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by joashette: 1:57am On Jul 11, 2018|
Gracious me, you need a hug bae! That Banana Ghost had so much hype but it was crap.
At the cinema, almost everyone was laughing out loud, and it seemed manageable. However, too many scenes made me cringe. Well, I went with a friend, and the ticket was paid for, so...
You forgot the fight scenes, na wa oh. Even local short music videos make better stunts.
I didn't even feel the impact of the 'Banana Island' and the plot was somehow. You dad worked and cared all his life for the house and the bank want to forcefully sell it unless you pay up some loan. Then angel, love story, fight and that's all...
When I saw the movie on a laptop much later, I cringed the more.
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by queenitee(f): 7:07am On Jul 11, 2018|
I'm not watching the movie
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by safarigirl(f): 9:17am On Jul 11, 2018|
joashette:I was so disappointed by the movie, cuz the trailer was very good. I was looking forward to watching it.
It just taught me that great trailers don't necessarily connote a great movie. Thank God you didn't spend your money on a movie ticket. You would have been beating yourself up for it
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by joseph1013: 8:09am On Jul 12, 2018|
It'd be good to include the producer and director of the movie in the review. That way, we really know the brains from the misfits in the industry.
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by safarigirl(f): 10:11pm On Jul 12, 2018|
joseph1013:thanks for the suggestion. I'll try to modify and put that in the next updates
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by okwabayi(m): 2:18am On Oct 04, 2018|
For Christ's sake, where can someone get HD Naija movie downloads?
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Ignatio(m): 8:02am On Oct 10, 2018|
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Kaycee7(m): 10:01am On Nov 19, 2018|
safarigirl:The Greatest Showman is a good movie, no argument. But it's not that great. Definitely not as awesome as Jackman's other musical, Les Miserables and nowhere near the timeless classic that is The Sound of Music.
The story was cliché, but lightly entertaining. The musical numbers and choreography were definitely on point but I honestly don't see more than a few tracks lasting generations. It's a good movie to unwind with but nowhere near a classic.
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by safarigirl(f): 10:28am On Nov 19, 2018|
Kaycee7:you're the first person with this opinion
I never watched Les Miserables. I don't know one soundtrack from it. I never saw anyone deeply analyse it, there was barely a discussion of it.
When The Greatest Showman came out and through half of the beginning of this year, do you know how many times I heard a soundtrack from it? If it wasn't Never Enough, it was Rewrite the Stars or This is Me. This is Me was even a constant on the UK music chart for weeks, along with Come Back Home.
Bear in mind once again, I have never heard one song from Les Miserables. I saw one scene in passing one time, but it never stuck. However, even people who never watched TGS (a group that would be almost impossible to find) know at least a song
After The Sound of Music, TGS is the best musical in this century.... Even the songs from High School Musical are more memorable than anything from Les Miserables.
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Emodeee: 10:49am On Nov 19, 2018|
review black pant her na.@safarigirl.
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Kaycee7(m): 11:11am On Nov 19, 2018|
safarigirl:Les Miserables isn't a musical with dialogue and musical numbers. The music is the dialogue. Everything is sung and there are barely up to 7 plainly spoken lines. The story, cinematography and, of course, the music in Les Miserables is top notch. It's more of a classical sound as opposed to the pop feel of High School Musical and The Greatest Showman.
Les Miserables was released in 2012, and you may not have noticed discussions about it because it wasn't on your radar. You may not have heard its songs because they're more suited for personal relaxation than public entertainment.
If you can, I would recommend you take out some time and see it.
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by safarigirl(f): 1:50pm On Nov 19, 2018|
Kaycee7:my sister has watched it at least three times, in my presence
It was on my radar. It just did not interest me and apparently, many others.
Like I said, I saw it in passing once....just a scene, asked what was going on and then ignored because it is nothing I could ever be interested in (I don't watch movies with a one-sided cast, unless it is incredibly good)
I'm pretty deep in music, so, for whatever reason the soundtrack may have been, I would have heard it. My radar is not limited to those around me, the internet exists for a reason and aside the races it got back then (which TGS also got), it didn't really transcend from a movie musical.
Those are the things Sound of Music and The Greatest Showman were able to achieve. Their soundtracks are relatable to everyone, irrespective of time, age or place.
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by jihday(m): 2:14pm On Nov 29, 2018|
Hi safarigirl, do you know any platform where I can watch latest blockbuster Nigerian movies eg king of boys, I currently don't stay in Nigeria so I can't watch it at the cinema. Thanks
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by safarigirl(f): 2:19pm On Nov 29, 2018|
jihday:Netnaija posts a few cinema movies when they can, however, don't expect to see it anytime soon..
It is almost impossible to find latest blockbuster Nigerian movies online weeks or some months after their release. Wives on Strike 2 came out since last year and we are yet to find it on any online platform.
As for King of Boys, don't expect it till next year March or so. You can check out IrokoTV for it, but that is paid subscription and as long as it is still in the cinemas, it won't be online for now
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by introvertme: 6:33pm On Jan 12|
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by DONADAMS(m): 6:49pm On Jan 12|
introvertme:no oh..what about you?
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by introvertme: 10:51pm On Jan 12|
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Kaycee7(m): 11:34pm On Jan 13|
Safarigirl, do some reviews nah
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by safarigirl(f): 5:10pm On Jan 14|
Kaycee7:i dey come. I'm watching one potentially useless AY movie like that, will drop a review when I'm done
I'll also be reviewing Chief Daddy by the end of the week.
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by safarigirl(f): 8:10pm On Jan 15|
Movie Title: Chief Daddy
Cast: Joke Silva, Funke Akindele, Kate Henshaw, Ini Edo, Patience Ozokwor, Nkem Owoh, Folarin 'Falz' Falana, Rachel Oniga, Mawuli Gavor, Linda Ejiofor, Shaffy Bello, Zainab Balogun, RMD.....chai! Dem plenty
Run Time: 1hr 40mins
Producer: Mo Abudu, Temi Abudu
Director: Niyi Akinmolayan
A multi-billionaire businessman and philantropist, dies suddenly. His death brings to fore the existence of his multiple wives, concubines and children, who are all expected to live under the same roof and tolerate each other, for a week in order to access his will.
The story sounds quite familiar, right? Imagine my surprise when the credits listed Mo Abudu as being the original creator of the story ( she can take that up with Yvonne Nelson and whichever Indian movie Yvonne Nelson copied House of Gold from originally).
So, having seen this particular plot play out in House of Gold quite brilliantly some years back, I was hoping that Chief Daddy would do better.... However, the star studded cast dimmed my hope greatly, because as seen with Wedding Party 2 (which I should find time to review), too many cooks spoil a broth, still, I gave it a shot because I'm nice like that
Was I disappointed? No
I expected the train wreck, thankfully, it was fast and almost painless
Let me start with the positives, the cinematography, as is with every EbonyLife production was top notch, so was the eye-catching wardrobe, and I can't deny, there were some pretty beautiful people in the movie, so, it made it less excruciating than watching Banana Island Ghost.... I also got a few laughs from it, so it wasn't all that bad. I particularly liked how EbonyLife were able to merge their legal series, Castle and Castle into the movie, by making the firm, run by Tega and Remi Castle (RMD and Dakore Egbuson-Akande) the legal representatives of Chief Daddy, I believe that is the first time a Nollywood movie has been able to intertwine a series or some other movie even, into their storyline and I applaud that and encourage more of it
But you see, when there is already a similar product in the market, it is hard to not compare and contrast quality, especially with the storyline and execution, and let me be brutally honest, for all of the razzmatazz that came with Chief Daddy, it couldn't hold a candle to House of Gold where story development is concerned especially. The entire movie looked like a hit and run incident; everything happened in a flash and they gave us no time to make sense of the events. The only thing we established was that poor Chief Daddy was surrounded by some of the greediest people the country can offer...... Save for the surprise eldest son,Damilare (Mawuli Gavor) and Shaffy Bello's daughter, Ireti (Zainab Balogun) the other people cared more for what they could get from Chief Daddy than for Chief Daddy himself.
The scenes went too fast and none of the stories got to fully develop. We saw a hint of a love story of sorts between Damilare (Gavor)and the daughter of the Chief housemaid, Adaora (Beverly Naya), they made such a beautiful couple, but we never got to see them enough to "Awwww" at their beauty, but what I would have given for more of that chemistry.... *sigh*......because I can't help it, I have to juxtapose it with the relationship between Majid Michel and Mercy Chinwo's characters on House of Gold and how we saw them flourish. They went from him watching her perform Omawumi's love nwantiti in front of his mirror, to denying her in the presence of his family, and then regretting his actions enough to apologise and claim her to the same people. We saw them full circle, even as there were other stories to tell in between. I mean, Damilare (Gavor) was the narrator at the beginning and end of the story, but someone didn't think his character deserved more flesh than he was given, or that his love story mattered. The entire circle happened in a flash, and let me not even get into the cheesiness in one scene where he and Adaora (Naya) were staring at some non-existent stars. It didn't hold a candle to the love story in House of Gold, because the audience didn't get to connect with the characters on an emotional level. Damilare and Adara were just a really hot couple, c'est fini.
Another relationship in Chief Daddy was that of Teni (Kate Henshaw) and Tinu (Funke Akindele), Chief Daddy's eldest children. I liked their relationship to some extent, they are thick as thieves and they have some alliance with their aunt and Chief Daddy's sister, Joke (Rachel Oniga). They had some enjoyable scenes together, especially the first scene where they cajole a customer to buy an expensive lace from them.The rest of their interactions, despite Funke's admirable performance, particularly with her injections of Yoruba, are quite bland to be honest. And the cat and mouse duo of Yvonne Nelson and Omawumi in HoG had a far more preferable and comedic dynamic to their relationship.
Next, A-Famzy (Falz). This character sha, it genuinely felt like Falz had watched far too many Big Shaq videos and his character was modeled after the Man's Not Hot crooner. Both in mannerism and even with his rap flows, A-Famzy was quite the Big Shaq protege. Falz played his role decently, his best scene was at the funeral, where he gave a very forgettable rap performance that was only enjoyed by his girlfriend (Beverly Osu), aside that, he had a few other decent scenes, but once again, the comedy wasn't hitting the right spot. I would compare his role to that of Peter aka Peepee, the gay son in HoG, and honestly, PeePee was comedy GOLD.... Can't say same for A-Famzy.
Nkem Owoh, as usual, made the most of an otherwise drab comedy movie and had a few quips of his that would at least raise a smile, but once again, it's hard to perform in the midst of all the drab.... A+ for effort though.
To be honest, the only thing that really stood out in Chief Daddy was Ini Edo's extra large butt. It was hard to ignore, she obviously got a surgery, but damn, she didn't need more ass. We couldn't even watch her scenes properly because all one could see was a humongous ass. Sheesh!
There were so many forgettable performances, but top on the list were Zainab Balogun, whose character, was terribly robbed of screen time, Chigurl and Nedu Wazobia, whose characters played some shady coffin sellers who skimmed the funeral planner and caterer of half their pay (we never got to see these persons cause the kind of drama they should have caused. They might have as well not existed at all) and the most useless character, had to be that of Bisola of BBNaija. She had one scene! They could have gotten some random girl off the streets to play that one scene, why they just had to force Bisola in it, must be the same reason we had to see Wofai in The Wedding Party 2, contributing zilch to story development.
Chief Daddy is a movie that would best be tagged a 'home video', there was no panache to it, despite all the money pumped in. It lacked a natural aura, there were too many forced scenes, too many attempts at comedy that fell flat like bread without yeast and EbonyLife need to do better with their story development because their last two movies have been poorly developed.
Mad props to them for their publicity though, it is top notch and unrivalled, as the movie was still a hit in the box office.
Play/Trowey: Play if you collect it through Xender or as a free download
PS: Sorry for th lengthy post
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|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Kaycee7(m): 5:05pm On Jan 16|
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by cuteguy14911: 11:21pm On Jan 16|
Kindly review Lionheart . Thanks
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by safarigirl(f): 12:36am On Jan 17|
cuteguy14911:okay...will review later today
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by queenitee(f): 10:13am On Jan 17|
safarigirl:Please do, I want to watch a movie
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Lazyreporta(m): 3:40pm On Jan 17|
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by JezCalMeJay(m): 3:40pm On Jan 17|
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by fabiano09(m): 3:42pm On Jan 17|
joashette:as usual,SOMEONE PAID
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Originality007: 3:42pm On Jan 17|
i tell u.. so much love it
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Ayobami7(m): 3:43pm On Jan 17|
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by Originality007: 3:45pm On Jan 17|
. The greatest showman is great, dont bad mouth it
|Re: Safari's Movie Reviews by tmphoto: 3:46pm On Jan 17|
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