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Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE REVIEWS' started by moviewizard, Oct 29, 2009.
abiriba is a stone throw 2 PH nau! IJE is worth d sacrifice, dont hold back
by Inyang Anthony Ani on FB
Ije is the best movie to come out of the stables of Nolly-wood in Nigeria and sure sets a standard for film-making and directing in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
This is a movie of the unbreakable love between siblings notwithstanding the existence of sibling rivalry that survived numerous odds which includes the violent raids of the Jos Crises in Nigeria and a murder trial in a land far from home.
The movie beautifully brings to light the fears and the insecurities plaguing the Nigerian Nation for instance, the religious crises in Jos the plateau state capital in Northern Nigeria. It also reveals the deep seated effects of such violence that a child has to bear later in life.
IJE portrays that part of Nigeria that does not care enough for its citizens to provide them with the opportunities they need to utilize their talents. For this reason, the youths go outside their country to pursue their various dreams. Some of these youths make it while some others are imprisoned, maltreated or die trying despite their second rate existence in another man’s country.
The story of IJE constructively weaves the following factors
The fears, uncertainties and insecurities of the Nigerian youth
The lack of regard among Nigerians for themselves,
The suppression of the Nigerian youth's ability to make a difference which is depicted in the relationship of Anya, the young child that has a flare for singing and her father who tries to stop her from singing;
The search for greener pastures leading to the Nation's brain drain which is seen in Anya's departure for the United States to pursue her singing career;
The not so fancy foreign experiences of struggling young Nigerians in diaspora which is also seen in Anya's Marriage to Mr. Michino, just to achieve her purpose.
Finally, the power of love and commitment and the nostalgia of local folklore that embodies the rich moral fibre which is handed down from generation to generation. This is shown by Chioma's steadfastness and determination to save her sister from her unfortunate circumstance and in doing that, save the fond memories, joys and travails that they have both endured. This rich culture of Sharing makes the Nigerian a person determined to succeed at all costs without resorting to crime. although, there is a limit to how far you can suppress a person, it is difficult to classify a Nigerian as a core criminal.
The story shows how the old generation should and ought to constructively prepare the young generation of Nigerians for the great responsibilities that may occur in the future.This preparations will eventually be of great benefit to the old generation especially when the young carry out those responsibilities with love, commitment and consideration which is depicted in the relationship between the sisters Anya (elder) and Chioma (junior).
If we as Nigerians love one another as we love ourselves, considering the future of our children and generations to come, then we stand a better chance of providing the opportunities we and our children need to rebuild a country we can all be proud of.
This love includes tolerance for each other which will ward off any animosity that will cause violent crises that can haunt our pasts. It is actually possible to achieve a unity despite our diversity if we love and respect each other and carry out our obligations to each other with love and commitment. Nigeria, Good people, Great Nation!
Gbam! It is confirmed. Ije put Nollywood on the map. No more ifs & buts. Thanks to the great acting skills of Ms Nnaji,.....and the other lady.
lifted frm d BURSTING OUT page
Lol! vowels & i dnt have d best of relationships, i try 2 accommodate her sha . on more serious note, text writin habit which i prefer 2 as "new age" writin is nt an issue in scriptin; scripts are re-drafted severally & shld be read by more professional eyes perhaps by script wizards or script doctors before production initializes. thou often dan never i may find myself writin first drafts in "new age" bt whn re-draftin corrections were needed fall in place. ah ah! i hv not hyped Genny anywhere nau! her performance in IJE is 1 dt speak loudest 4 itself. every actor in IJE wuz gud so they all brought out d best in themselves- they all reacted 2 events- nt one acted like its a staged drama. & d first review of IJE: d one & only i wrote give due respect 2 d outstandin players, Omotola wuz nt left out
IJE is worth d hype beleive me u! & u see eh, everybody may claim they can tke criticism, truth is many can nt jst as many cant criticize. dere is more to let down by the story review than meets d eyes. dis is a public forum sme things can nt or better still are beast whn left unwritten. disbelieve me but whn i say let down by a story review is nt hitch free & nonconstructive i am nt confused
i hv tell u before & i will tells u again, abiriba e no far frm PH- IJE de stil shows 4 cinema :D
err...i hail from abiriba, i don't live there.
still, let me know when your movie comes out. i'd want to buy it from a sanctioned dealer rather than someone who has pirated it.
MUST be some helluva humongous stone to sail from Ph to Abriba. lol
You this dkelechi guy sef.
I was initially actually quite sympathetic to your cause, but by the time I got to this your (above) post, I had to conclude that Oga Sola did have a point after all. Maybe he has better insight into your thinking becos you've been here a while and you have a history.... I dunno. But even if it wasn’t obvious from your initial post to some of us, it definitely is now, and you have proven Oga Sola absolutely right in calling you to order.
I hadn’t even got past page 11 of this thread, but I just had to respond.
Why do you keep insisting that YOUR film is better than this, better than that? It is so unprofessional. You talk about professionally made films, but YOU are not showing any professional etiquette in the least. Like u have been told times without number, you can hype your film - and rightly so - but NEVER put down a fellow-professional's effort. It’s just not done. Who is the person to say which film is better? YOU? Nah....no be so dem dey do.
When I read your review, I thought you were a neutral, or at least had no ‘investment’ so to speak in the film ‘Ije’. But when it dawned on me that I was so wrong, I thought...’this guy get problem’. You may not realise it, but you are doing a disservice to this wonderful film by putting yourself on a pedestal. The film speaks for itself, so let others be the judge. Like someone said, its most unlikely Xanthia sent you here to orchestrate what could easily amount to a mini PR disaster if you are let loose on the general public!
As we say, ‘she no send you message’, so u better wisen up and show a little more humility and a lot more professionalism.
This is an industry and a small one at that. If you MUST put other people’s films and efforts down, you’d be better off PAYING somebody and keeping a safe distance!
Just a friendly word of advice.
Oh! And if I've got it wrong and you are not a 'stakeholder' (I hate that Nigerian cliche!), then its even worse cos u speak as if you are...and its doing a lot of damage.
Anyway, its all good --- or so I hear! smokin:
Why are y'all hating on TM and her abiriba-ness now!!? Lmao!!
You dey laugh? Imagine trekking from all the local govts from Abia to River State and she say na 'stone throw'...I am guessing.....a stone thrown from a US missile launcher. lol
No hijacking the thread, please.
:roll don't mind kelechi. she better let me know when she releases the movie before i loose all interest. all this one sided hype she and dsampler have been doing...
how i no go ? kelechi has some great arms for throwing stones.
LMAO! i know YOU are not talking about people hijacking a thread. abeg shift.
sweat: :roll Mek una no kill me witi laff for dis una NRs o!
Nwoke oma, are you minding dsampler? it seriously has issues.
i mean, if someone referred to genevivie like that, it would burst an artery and rain abuses all over the person.
dsampler, you seriously need to start according respect to people, if you want us to respect your star.
mayhaps one day you will realize the folly of what you are doing. majority of your posts are quite distasteful, and you are always negative towards other people.
I've told you so many times in the last few weeks, stop putting other people down in a bid to lift your star up. that kind of thing always comes around to bite you in the A-double-S.
Nwami di uto, de qoute above mek LWKMD!! I just couldn't help it!! sweat:
biko hapum eka jo.
i mean, as much as i looooove my KK hbeat: i would never say great things about him and then dismiss other actors in the same movie in the same breathe.
its an open secret that i thoroughly dislike emeka ike for a number of reasons, and i'd disparage emeka ike in a heartbeat, but not while i'm praising my KK hbeat:
dsampler...i've been in a good mood...stop being a crab in a barrell.
come to think of it, does genevivie even know what you do here?
dt one na throw stone nau!
haven written dt IJE is an advantage to Nollywood was offensive 2 Sola, he made it clear & called IJE "your little film"- a downgradin phrase wid an undertone. let down by d story review was offensive 2me: i made it clear addin FIGURINE is nt on same level wid IJE 4 personal reasons. d point is we all hv several ways of defendin wht we stand for; i may hv an unskilled way 2 defend mine- dts just my style. wld nt hv said IJE is better than FIGURINE publicly if d reviewer did nt & maybe Sola wont hv called IJE "ur little film" if i did nt say IJE knocks out if nt all then thousands of stereotype nollywood films-- he did anyway & i was offended. two wrongs made a right cos nobody sees my offense wid Sola, nobody sees my offense wid let down by d story review bt my bad is visible-- i can do all bad myself, nothing spoil!
sincere 10ks 4 d friendly advice.
p.s. dnt mind my braggin abt IJE being stupendous, na so we born & bred in 9ja peeps appraise gud work :D
Dkelly, complete word and sentences no go kill u oh, even riting in pidgin inglis better pass this shot hand. Lol. no kill me, i dey bored this morning for work. i sitdon for my office dey count the minutes until 4:00pm.