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Oyato, Great men of power indeed!

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE REVIEWS' started by Sola, Dec 25, 2003.

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  1. Sola

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    Yoruba movies have many stupid things about them that I can't stand, including this Oyato that everyone is so happy about. The one I'm writing about now is the adverts... Too many trailers in the so called movies. It is insulting. You're watching a movie and it is suddenly interrupted by trailers? Or they run a caption across the screen for Kmart at D'Rovans or Executive Restaurant. It is not a TV show, people. You interrupt the flow and suspension of disbelief.

    That Oyato story is too unbelievable, people. How do you swallow it? Politically, it is naive in concept. They didn't even settle for deputy governor, they are talking of vice presidency. Those small boys? They should go an learn from Kros Okotie.

    And look at the Isreal guy who is supposed to be this principled man, comrade fighting for the masses... and he suddenly switches to another woman without any scrupples? Please! It is out of character!

    Baba Suwe, as usual, serves no purpose and should just be edited out of it. As for Kemi, how come she has not been in touch with her closest friend, Mosun, for so many years and ends up taking her husband? Someone as important as israel, wouldn't his wife, Mosun, be appearing in public places and in newspaper society pages with him for Kemi to see that she is taking her friend's husband?

    Well, I am so bored, but I will try and watch till the end. It started well in one, with some memorable scenes, like when Mosun was in labor and the mother could not move to help. I will see it till the end sha. The thing has above average subtitling though.

    Yoruba movies just tire me... :mad:
     
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    S............T................O................R.............Y......................:confused:
     
  3. jungle

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    I agree with you, but there are some concept that i don't really believe.

    When you said something about them going so far to the post of vice and president, that is really really really so unbelieveable.

    For Kemi, it can happen that she didn't have the time to see her friend since she came back. You know, since Israel do not come home as usual, I think Mosun won't have the chance to be since in the public.

    One thing that really made me not really like the movie is that in the president's office, only God knows what country's flag was there. We are talking about Nigeria here and there is no Nigeria flag but some crazy flag.

    Well i think i love the movie because Omotola and Tony was there. I love the story line though but the produce made some mistake. Keep watching it you will enjoy it.

    Another yoruba movie i think is so stupid is Obe Lomo. that movie is so crazy, Larilodun (i hope i got the spelling right) is also stupid, i thank God that i did not buy tapes like that. They are supid and crazy. I think english movies nowadays are much better than yoruba movies. Before it's always Yoruba movies, but now it's english and God bless the English producers. God bless yoruba producers too but they need some changes.
     
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    I have finished watching it and I think the whole of part two just ruined part one for me.
     
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    Oh Sola i forgot to ask you a question, you are Sola Osofisan right, do you know any Tunde or Duni Osofisan.

    And i would love to know where you are, maybe america, england or nigeria. please i would love to know becuase i want to ask you some questions. and i also want to know if you can help me with some modelling collection if you know some because i am not really feeling good with the one i am in.

    Thanks and God bless you.
     
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    When i reviewed that movie,i said that it has too many flaws in it.I'm glad you were able to see a lot of them.There are more,i tell you.
    Like that part where the prostitute from the presido's past was allowed in the presidential office!!:eek:
    That would never have been allowed in real life.
    Sola,watch SOCIETY WOMAN and tell me what you think of the movie.
     
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    Let me add that no party in reality will campaign for Aso rock under that name "great men of power".For a club of billionaires maybe,but not for a democratic political party.
    They did not do their homework well on that script.If they had brought that script to me before shooting,i would have changed a lot of things in it.The script must've been written in one single draft,hence all those loose ends.
     
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    That Saheed Balogun guy... What exactly did he do in the entire movie? I couldn't find a single purpose for him. Do they just pad stories with faces for the Jacket's sake?

    And that Baba Suwe guy... Someone should please talk to him or he will become the reason why some of us will never buy some movies!:mad:
     
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    :D The guy(baba Suwe) is in every damn yoruba movie,doing the same meaningless roles.I've already started avoinding movies with his face on the front cover.
    As for Saheed,well maybe he knew the writer and told the guy that he must be in it,so he was just squeeezed into the plot somewhere.;)
     
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    It was really stupid. See the Part Two where he was screaming at the Omotola character? Tell me what role that scene serves. It was not funny. Neither did it move plot forward. And we never saw him again.

    There are certain basic rules you must follow to out a story together. They broke every one of those rules without even knowing a single one. And why do they assume a story like that must have comic elements? Can't they just sit down and do a Baba Suwe story and call it comedy, leaving drama for those who want drama? I haven't seen anything this stupid for a while. And people had made so much noise about it, I was actually hoping I was going to find another yoruba movie diector outside of Lola Fani-Kayode (Iwa), Tade Ogidan and TK who knew anything about directing for the movies. Na lie.
     
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    Hehehe!:D The searching continues!If you can get the copies of these two yoruba movies(AMIN ORUN 1&2)and find out who directed them,then you got yourself a director of the same calibre as TK and co.
     
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    I have seen Amin Orun and I do know the director well, but his name now escapes me because it has been a while. I will find out. Was it Tunde Alabi Hundeyin? Not sure again...
     
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    I don't have the faintest idea.I watched that movie a long time ago.
     
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    I am afraid to have to admit this...........but honey this time I have to agree with you on those above statements....................;)
     
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    Its okay to agree with me. Don't be afraid. :p
     
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