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Discussion in 'Announcements, Introductions, Guidelines' started by Sola, May 9, 2014.
July 16th it is
Leave the book at home and go enjoy a good movie.
how was it?
It was wonderful and having read the book I expected more and as they say book na book and movie na movie. The actors did well.
.....especially you-know-who. She made me fall in love all over again with her acting skills. What a blessing she is to all movie lovers. I saw the film 3 times on 3 different continents already. I'm just overwhelmed. I really loved it.
Na only 3 continents??? U need to storm the remainder make we know say u don arrive and until then put a sock in it
HOAYS now on VOD.
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Ah, not available for the UK. I wonder what 'regions'?
Thanks, MW. I'm definitely buying, not renting.
Thanks much cheaper than Pana TV...those ones they ask for $6.99 to rent
Just bought it and downloaded it to my phone and tablet.
After watching HOAYS I have mixed feelings about the movie, if I was grading it as a Nolly flick then I would rate it as one of the best Nollywood movies ever...but the movie is hardly a Nolly flick...budget wise.
The pacing of the movie was too fast, the characters were not clearly defined, I think this is one of the problems when adapting a book to screen...it's hard to fit all that info from the book into a two hour format. The film ended up looking like scenes of plot points from the book. I think the adaption would have worked better as an epic 3 hour movie. That would have giving them room to work on the characters better, like Ukwu and Odenigbo's relationship which was hardly explored. It looked like the movie was made for people who've read the book. I would like to hear the opinions of people who haven't read HOAYS
Another thing I did not like was that the war was kind of whitewashed, I was surprised that they did not feature much of the conditions, especially of the kids during that time. I don't see why the Naija censors board was holding up the release of this movie, the war scenes were kind of bland.
The acting from all the actors was great.
I'll give this a C+, I expected better.
I totally agree with your analysis, Kala. I rate this a 6.5/10. I expected more.
I totally and completely disagree. I love this film. I particularly appreciate Genevieve Nnaji's short but very important contribution. I have stopped counting how many times I saw it already. I am thoroughly impressed. I'll give it a 10/10.