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Emerald starring Genevieve Nnaji and Majid Michel

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE REVIEWS' started by Wilhemina, May 10, 2009.

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  1. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    "one mans meat is another mans poison"* I loved the scenes but the story i couldnt grab...plus i got bored


    *-not that im saying the film is poison sha
     
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    goseiant Well-Known Member

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    I watched this movie on Sunday and I think it's absolute crap! Very poor visibility and lots of crap!
     
  3. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    After reading some of the reviews in Empty Coffin and Shakira thread vis-a-vis Emerald's, I realize many reviewers are on the badwagon train. Emerald is nothing as bad as many exclaimed. Little wonder Truforia kept on making his points. Emerald I saw, hoping to harangue but the movie opposed me & had a better story than the applauded movies as highlighted above.

    Other than the lighting, sound and every quality problem (which the highlighted movies also had), Emerald is a classic by Nollywood standard. The story is new, got unpredictable depth, a good directing, and the acting performances (excluding that of Max's wife in the pre-colonial era, the man she layed with, Emerald's aunt, Max's mother in pre-colonial eras....) were all above average or average. The arrangement of scenes were perfect though if it hadn't been the elongativity factor of Nollywood movies, the part 1 & 2 could have been edited to a total runtime of 1hr20mins instead of 2hrs.

    And whats absolutely wrong with a ring having magical powers and being a mystic?? Lord of the rings was a mystical ring and the movie itself ended its first part leaving lots of clues untold with the plot (destroy the ring) unachieved. Lord of the rings also went ahead and did the second part, fought so tey them enter the third part before the ring got destroyed. Though, from the begin we knew the ring was meant of be destroyed but it never was until the end.... so what bad about a movie plot with an Emerald ring that takes one back to time of what s/he is likely to meet but never do till the end?? I think thats creativity joo. Again whats wrong with Majid's sweat in the office??? Couldn't you nit pickers see he was self absorbed???? I sweat under split unit when I'm stressed.... relaxation a thing of the mind! Na wah o!! This one done pass criticism

    Thats the kinda story I want to see and wouldn't mind investing in, (especially in the pre-colonial times) characters were well developed and REAL to a Nigerian environment! Men, I loved that movie jare to the extent I had called the marketers and they said it had other parts to be released before december. So can all who say it was predictable tell what would happen next?? Anyone??? I'm waiting to hear from you.

    BTW, my video rental club purchased four parts of Emerald 1&2, they used to buy in twos but higher request for more when a movie is in demand.... so, this means Emerald is on demand and that the reviews here or on the net obviously didn't count afterall.
     
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    truforia Well-Known Member

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    Alleluia..:ringed

    I would credit you three times if I could. lol

    This movie will endure for years to come! No two ways, Emerald is classic. :rose: :cocktail:

    It'll be interesting to see how the story continues if additional parts are released..

    Although, it does have a great ending, and is perfectly fine as is! ;)

    I've known for some time that Emerald is very much in high demand.
     
  5. moviewizard

    moviewizard Well-Known Member

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    I didnt like the flick, i got bored.
     
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    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    My prayers are it doesn't depreciate in the 3&4.... That Juliet Chisom girl (scriptwriter for Emerald) did well, Ikechukwu Onyeka also credited.... I only wish they had concentrated on quality more.

    The custome in the pre-colonial times and generally was good. To tell the truth, I had great issues with the editing, lighting and sound but the story and brilliant delivery from Genny/Majid, Halima, Majid's friend and Tonto kept me glued.

    The last scene with Majid's hands on Genny's breast? Oh la la la!!! :roll..... Where are the other parts? :653:
     
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    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to antagonise you, but someday, maybe you'd kindly grant me the favor of explaining what the word "bored" means to you.... food-sm:
     
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    As much as i would love to like the movie or say i did, i didnt. The whole thing just didnt click, i didnt like it. To think that i had high hopes for this one only to be disappointed, even the SHAKIRA movie turned out to be watchable, i could stand it than Emerald.
     
  9. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    Good you true to yourselves, like that!

    They are so many Hollywood movies I can't stand myself, they happen to be amongst the so-called box office hit sef. But the bar I used to judge every movie varies. When seeing Hollywood movies, I'm very cynical.... The pictures, the sound, the directing, editing and every little detail, I'm a 100% percent attentive to. But when its Bollywood I forgo every little detail. The sound, story and acting performances are what I mainly look out for.

    Moreover, for Nollywood, I watch 90% of its movies to see how well the actors perform and how well the stories are told. I don't really care about pictures, sound quality.... I compromise and condescend to what they have to offer cause I'm aware of how difficult it is for them. Then the remaining 10% of Nollywood movies I see, are for the creativity in it, those are movies made by the Benson's, Kelani's, Ogoro's, Ojukwu's..... cause I'm sure to seeing a better picture, thereby, whats next is how well the story, sound and performances goes. Over the years the mentioned names work with freaking average stories despite being among the best around. Its even the average Imaseun's, Onyeka's, Tchidi's, Novia's.... that chun out movies with better stories. I've seen TK's Arugba, I swear you I was totally disappointed. The story was a waist of my time, ish!!.... I hate the plot. TK and his kinds ought to work with greater challenging stories rather they just keep embarrassing me with what they work with. I'm beginning to like that Leila woman, the stories she work with her worth seeing.

    What I'm trying to say in essence is that there is a bar to criticize every movie. One shouldn't criticising Onyeka's work the way they criticize Izu's, cause Izu and his counterparts have long proven to be the best around. And such position they occupy, blindfolds the higher critique they truely deserve..... Even many upcoming "good" directors are working with better materials than there all are.

    Have you seen Lost maiden? I've never heard of the director in my life but that guy raised the bars. The Kelani's ought to go see that movie, they're all dwelling on past glories.
     
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    ddizzle Aunty!

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    :roll:roll...your killing me here sky...
     
  11. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    na by force sky????????? dude said he was bored period .....you cant force a movie on someone :smilies23
     
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    chi I am blessed

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    :roll......:roll....

    you dey mind sky ....as long as there is a genny every thing black becomes white .......:laugh:
     
  13. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    girl....e don dey annoy me sef
     
  14. truforia

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    Who didn't? lol

    Poor MW, I think you're just not a romantic! :715:

    Tru, but you can't force a movie off someone either Dee. ;)


    Here are some comments regarding Emerald posted on YouTube!

     
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    DD, I don't ever remember forcing MW or anyone here to like any movie at all. I've seen MW review and applaud movies I would call a waist of time. E.g. Blindfold.... Call it a waste of time because its a Nigerian version of a Bollywood film I hearted.

    Its how I feel about every Bollywood/Hollywood film done in a Nollywood version. Break up, Not man enough, Soul provider.... are all a waste of time.
     
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    Very funny, indeed!!

    I have criticized Genny here and I actually hate some of her movies but her performances is one thing that hardly fails in my eyes. She is not the only actress I have that assessment about. Bimbo, Chioma, Omotola, Rita, SDA and Steph are on my always above average performing actresses. I criticize their performances once in a blue moon and thats simply because they're hardly less impressive no matter how quack the movie is.

    Genny amongst the mentioned always get hitted by unconstructive criticism and so does movies she's in. Even when she in a good movie and gives it a unique spark, lots would refuse her being kudos-worthy as a result of deep rooted jealously.

    Its really a pity how some people only want to see the worse things in another.
     
  17. Believer

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    They started already my dear and it has nothing to do with "the african audiences" rumors have it that these days Genny cant do gigs unless Majid is involved so just ignore the rumors and appreciate our stars because sometimes these rumors are spread by their own people who claim to KNOW them (STARS) personally.
     
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    :shock Gigs!!!??? Is Genny singing again???

    :lol3:
     
  19. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    Cool...some people like the movie while some don't whats new? at the end of the day this is a forum and people have different opinions

    @ Underlined Agreed, now what personal stake do you have in people liking the movie?
     
  20. truforia

    truforia Well-Known Member

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    Plenty. :wub:

    It's all about perception Dee.

    Why should a perfectly good film suffer loss due to technical inadequacy, or because someone prefers drama/action films over romance?

    There are many classic films of yesteryear that still suffer scrutiny (Scarface), but are they not still classics?

    Chisom Juliet Okereke (writer/creator) should be applauded, and even awarded for giving us what may prove to be the best romantic film of the year!
     
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