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Lancelot oduwa imasuen's 'invasion 1897'!

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIES, TV & WEB SHOWS' started by mamazita!, May 24, 2013.

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  1. mamazita!

    mamazita! Active Member

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    Presenting a new trailer from the man fondly called 'The Guvnor' by many Nollywood practioners and I'm talking about Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.


    This is a historical movie about an event that really happened. It's called Invasion 1897' and depicts what took place in 1897 when the British Empire invaded the Benin Kingdom and made away with priceless artifacts. which till date are yet to be returned. This movie attempts to open up the hidden truths behind the invasion of the Benin Kingdom from the Nigerian Perspective to the rest of the World.

    I must say this is a bold attempt by Lancelot but at the same time this is what I believe is the very essence of Nollywood; Telling stories about us, by us. Certainly one of the movies I'm looking out to seeing when editing is completed. I have added this to the list of movies I am looking forward to seeing later in the year though a little bird told me it will be released next year 2014; which marks 100 years Oba Ovonramen N'ogbaisi (the then sitting Oba) died in exile in Calabar where he was banished by the British. Check out the trailer. Stay tuned for more info on this movie.

     
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    Kala Lou Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about this one....The Benin massacre and invasion is an important part of Naija/ Colonial history but I don't think D'Guvnor will do it justice, from the preview it already looks like another kpa kpa Nollywood flick...with ghosts and beheadings n sh!t....would rather see a director like Izu or Afolanya tackle a project like this..
     
  3. mamazita!

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    I'm sorry but after I saw the shot with the dude holding a flaming rock and the shots with with people appearing from smoke or whatever...it's hard for me to take this as a serious historical piece.....
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Wonder woman

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    It really irks me when people come here to say you cant judge a movie by its trailer. If the trailer is not done well enough to draw the viewer in then the producer should go back to the drawing board.
    The trailer is your opportunity to sell the movie and if it doesnt do that then its a fail.
     
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    The voice over is horrible.
     
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    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    I know right...the same voice over he used for his last trailer, Adesuwa, how hard is it to get a good voice over specialist in Naija?
     
  9. mamazita!

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    Loool! Such vexation! Over what? A trailer? Lool! Get a grip guys... if you don't want to watch, fine... but I'm first in line. I have always wanted to know the Oba Ovonramwen N'ogbaisi story and it will take more than a trailer with a few gaffs to stop me. :)
     
  10. Amiga

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    You are missing the point, but i wont bother.
     
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