Critical Decision/Games Women Play

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Simisola

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I don't know most of u guys hated Bob's american character. I thought it was the most genuine 'american character' i've seen so far in a 9ja film. U peeps should just like the bobo alone now. I just fell in love instantly with his accent, he did it effortless & flawless. UP BOB-MANUEL!!! :D
 

vince

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angeleyez said:
I have to agree with BlackButterfly especially with the part where he fell in love with OmoT's character. What was it that drew him to her?

When he shouted on Omot while he was waiting for Genny, I thought that was uncalled for. There was no need to shout. He could have snubbed her or make a comment to drive her away. All that shouting na small boy acting jare. U don't see a grown man act like that for real even if the girl is irritating him.

Bob Manuels character was the most annoying. Was there any reason for that fake accent. Like I've said before, social security don't look for immigtants but immigration people will. Research people, research. Talk to Oga Sola about american stuff before you start writing about it.
I agree with you there,but u guys are still ommitting the biggest lapse in the plot,the switching of SDA'S xter from the most mentally beseiged person due to the massive problems she is having at home to an absolutely cheerful and carefree one when she was with her friends in an instant!
 

Crazy T

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Simisola said:
I don't know most of u guys hated Bob's american character. I thought it was the most genuine 'american character' i've seen so far in a 9ja film. U peeps should just like the bobo alone now. I just fell in love instantly with his accent, he did it effortless & flawless. UP BOB-MANUEL!!! :D
I guess Bob was better than Jim Iyke on this one. But some time it seems the effort he is putting on the American accent is affecting his character. Na my opinion o...
 

Simisola

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vince said:
I agree with you there,but u guys are still ommitting the biggest lapse in the plot,the switching of SDA'S xter from the most mentally beseiged person due to the massive problems she is having at home to an absolutely cheerful and carefree one when she was with her friends in an instant!

Abi o, i noticed dat too. She was making fun of her friends' ordeal when hers is even almost as worse.
 

vince

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Simisola said:
Abi o, i noticed dat too. She was making fun of her friends' ordeal when hers is even almost as worse.
Almost as worese ke?!It was 10 times worse than the ones her friends were going through!
 

angeleyez

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vince said:
I agree with you there,but u guys are still ommitting the biggest lapse in the plot,the switching of SDA'S xter from the most mentally beseiged person due to the massive problems she is having at home to an absolutely cheerful and carefree one when she was with her friends in an instant!

I didn't see anything wrong with it. It happens. Yawa did not burst until her husband caught her kissing Bob Manuel. Spending time with her friends should keep her mind of things. Some people are like that, they don't like feeling vulnerable when with friends they like to convince themselves that there is nothing going on.
 

vince

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angeleyez said:
I didn't see anything wrong with it. It happens. Yawa did not burst until her husband caught her kissing Bob Manuel. Spending time with her friends should keep her mind of things. Some people are like that, they don't like feeling vulnerable when with friends they like to convince themselves that there is nothing going on.
Sorry again,but i disagree with you on this.No woman can have such a problem in her home and act like the way SDA's xter was acting in the presence of her friends,not possible!Even if that was possible in real life(which i doubt very much),there was nothing that was shown to us about this particular xter indicating that she possessed that sort of character strength that would enable her to simply shove aside such a huge personal problems and just carry on with her friends as if everything was just business as usual.The problem should've weighed her down so much that she shouldn't have had the time for her friends even,not to talk of laughing and kidding with them like that.It didn't add up.The yawa she was facing was of such catastrophic proportions that there was no way that she was going to laugh at anything.For me,that was the biggest lapse.
Watch the movie again.
 
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Videoscope said:
You obviously don't know much about the banking scene in naija now. Of course, we have the Stock Exchange(very, in fact) where stockbrokers go to trade their clients' stock. Everybody is investing in shares and stocks now, you know. I agreed with a lot of stuff you said, but i couldn't just let that go. And there was no scene where he took Candace to the chess place. The first time they showed the place was when he was dreaming that he took Omotola's character there.
but I agree with you that Bob-Manuel's character took that americana loudness too far. I couldn't for the life of me understand why we were supposed to believe that Stella's character fell back in love with him. it couldn't have been for his charms.

Which is why I framed my observation in the form of a question because I wasn't sure but thanks letting me know that we do indeed have one. Also, I thought it was Candace in the chess scene since the camera seemed to be shooting from above - Yvonne's height should have been the give away sign but from above she looked short, hence my thought that she was Candance.

And lastly...I am so with you on the Bob Manuel character. I see love in Emerald/Emma's face...especially in the kitchen when she is fighting her urges but Bob? Nothing. His face was a blank screen through the whole movie. He badgers, smokes and shouts repeatedly as though those were the only acting choices he could make. You see no remorse for what he's doing to the children he seems to care for or his friend, no struggle with the decision to stay there and take back his wife and the surprise at the door when he comes in last but one minute and he's off screaming. He took no moment to take in this woman who he used to love, who he thought he lost and the fact that of all the people she's married to, its to his friend. He took no note of the shame of her knowing he was in JAIL and the state of poorness he's in right now. He blasts through the door like he's King of the castle when he's got no pot to piss in. Even Americans have humility and shame. I don't know why everyone has to play an American character as callous, cold, insensitive and crude as though that's how everyone here lives and that is so not true. They (i.e directors, writers and actors) always play American characters so one dimensionally its aggravating. Bob could have done a better job - he's not one of my favorite actors but in this movie he reminded me why I don't like him much as an actor - not as a person b/c I don't know him personally but as an actor. If he'd opened his eyes any wider and raised his eye brows any higher, I would have shot my own television!
 
#29
Crazy T said:
I guess Bob was better than Jim Iyke on this one. But some time it seems the effort he is putting on the American accent is affecting his character. Na my opinion o...
He was only better in terms of not trying too hard to fake the yankee accent, that's it. And even then, he kept saying "my dear" which is not a very Yankee thing to say...that is British. If Yankee uses "my dear" he or she is trying to effect a high society/blue blood societal standing but if you are not in that ilk - and just regular Joe Blow...that's not the right term.
 

Ladi

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Simisola said:
I don't know most of u guys hated Bob's american character. I thought it was the most genuine 'american character' i've seen so far in a 9ja film. U peeps should just like the bobo alone now. I just fell in love instantly with his accent, he did it effortless & flawless. UP BOB-MANUEL!!! :D

I think Bob did a great job as well. I mean compared to xters portrayed by others ie Jim Iyke , that supposedly come in from America and such. Bob's xter's American accent was not too forced. I think it was just right.
 

Ladi

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vince said:
I agree with you there,but u guys are still ommitting the biggest lapse in the plot,the switching of SDA'S xter from the most mentally beseiged person due to the massive problems she is having at home to an absolutely cheerful and carefree one when she was with her friends in an instant!

Oh God, Vince you are so right on that one O! That actually crossed my mind when she was all smiles when Diva Candice's plan collapsed. I was like this women does not seem very stressed at all!!
 

Simisola

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Ladi said:
I think Bob did a great job as well. I mean compared to xters portrayed by others ie Jim Iyke , that supposedly come in from America and such. Bob's xter's American accent was not too forced. I think it was just right.

Thanks for seconding me o jare. It's like i'm arguing with 'aliens' in here, maaaan.
 

vince

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Ladi said:
Oh God, Vince you are so right on that one O! That actually crossed my mind when she was all smiles when Diva Candice's plan collapsed. I was like this women does not seem very stressed at all!!
Yep!She moved rapidly from a woman clawing on the floor of her home(only heavens know what she was looking for) to having fun at her friends' silly game!This is due to the fact that the writer was not really aware of her xters,and neither was the director himself.One of them should've noticed this massive lapse and done something about it quickly.
 

Ladi

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vince said:
Yep!She moved rapidly from a woman clawing on the floor of her home(only heavens know what she was looking for) to having fun at her friends' silly game!This is due to the fact that the writer was not really aware of her xters,and neither was the director himself.One of them should've noticed this massive lapse and done something about it quickly.

But em Vince , you still liked the movie abi?!
 

Ladi

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#37
babytoks said:
Ihave watched critical assignment but i have never watched Games women play. I really have to watch that movie.
I think you should BUY both Critical Decision and Games Women Play!
 
#39
Ladi said:
Oh God, Vince you are so right on that one O! That actually crossed my mind when she was all smiles when Diva Candice's plan collapsed. I was like this women does not seem very stressed at all!!
This should have been #1 on the list of things I mentioned...Emerald was a bit too casual...initially, she had no wahala and compared to her friends' her life was rosy but once Homeboy Bill turned up like a bad penny, her interactions with her Candace & Yvonne should have been filtered through that experience. That was a great point made by Vince.
 

peculiar

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vince said:
Yep!She moved rapidly from a woman clawing on the floor of her home(only heavens know what she was looking for) to having fun at her friends' silly game!This is due to the fact that the writer was not really aware of her xters,and neither was the director himself.One of them should've noticed this massive lapse and done something about it quickly.
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