The Meeting

Kala Lou

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#8
Dem try...I be don vow off Naija films...this one don renew my interest..small...

any other good Naija flicks on Distrify?
 

Kala Lou

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#10
That Distrify website is too hard to navigate...had to go through Bing to find the link for Last Flight...anyway saw it..it was okay..I expected better tho...
 

chi

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#11
That Distrify website is too hard to navigate...had to go through Bing to find the link for Last Flight...anyway saw it..it was okay..I expected better tho...
You could use the search link on the site to find your movie ... as for last flight to abuja .... I felt the same ...
 

Village-Boi

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#13
had to go through Bing to find the link for Last Flight...anyway saw it..it was okay..I expected better tho...
Coming to think of it... I don't think there's any 'New Nollywood' movie that I've actually seen you 'really like' yet... ;)

Last Flight is what? Two years old?... The rate at which things have moved makes it a wee bit ancient now. Place the film in the 'time' it was made, what else had been out?.. and then you'll realise how it was leaps and bounds ahead of most of what was available then and what impact it possibly had on the industry.
 

Kala Lou

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#14
Coming to think of it... I don't think there's any 'New Nollywood' movie that I've actually seen you 'really like' yet... ;)

Last Flight is what? Two years old?... The rate at which things have moved makes it a wee bit ancient now. Place the film in the 'time' it was made, what else had been out?.. and then you'll realise how it was leaps and bounds ahead of most of what was available then and what impact it possibly had on the industry.
Its just personal preference, I seem to recall that I enjoyed "Somewhere in Africa more than you did". If I were grading Last flight to other Nolly flicks, yes it would be up there as one of the better ones, but judging it on its own merits, as an entertainment piece, it doesn't pass the snuff test ..for me. The non linear style of narration becomes more of hinderance by making the story drag. The overall look was bad, I thought they made a big deal about doing the color grading in London, didn't see anything special about the grading, if you notice the vivid color at times in the cockpit was not uniform with the desert type color in the rest of the movie, the actors performances sometimes were not convincing, especially Steph's Okereke's when the plane was about to crash. Laws of probability were ingnored when they came up with the story. I don't even want to go into the CGI......
 

Village-Boi

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#15
Its just personal preference, I seem to recall that I enjoyed "Somewhere in Africa more than you did". If I were grading Last flight to other Nolly flicks, yes it would be up there as one of the better ones, but judging it on its own merits, as an entertainment piece, it doesn't pass the snuff test ..for me. The non linear style of narration becomes more of hinderance by making the story drag. The overall look was bad, I thought they made a big deal about doing the color grading in London, didn't see anything special about the grading, if you notice the vivid color at times in the cockpit was not uniform with the desert type color in the rest of the movie, the actors performances sometimes were not convincing, especially Steph's Okereke's when the plane was about to crash. Laws of probability were ingnored when they came up with the story. I don't even want to go into the CGI......
I hear you; and yes valid points. Does it stand up to what is out 'today'? No! Is it a great film? No! Is it good? I'd still say yes any day. No idea they made a big deal about the colour grading which, considering it was shot on an Alexa, is rubbish. The VFX, we always knew that it was poor.
But to me it has its place as one of the 'better' films simply because of its time and impact. Just as 'Living In Bondage' is and will forever remain one of my fav films simply because of the 'impact' it had and what it did for the industry. We just look at them differently... it's no biggie ;)

Oh on 'Somewhere In Africa' the fact that they were adamant about making such a big deal about the neighbouring town being 200,000 miles away will forever make it remain an as-dumb-as-they-come film for me. They forced that stupidity down our throats not once, not twice but at least 3 times in that film. Haba, na moon they dey calculate?
 

Kala Lou

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#16
I hear you; and yes valid points. Does it stand up to what is out 'today'? No! Is it a great film? No! Is it good? I'd still say yes any day. No idea they made a big deal about the colour grading which, considering it was shot on an Alexa, is rubbish. The VFX, we always knew that it was poor.
But to me it has its place as one of the 'better' films simply because of its time and impact. Just as 'Living In Bondage' is and will forever remain one of my fav films simply because of the 'impact' it had and what it did for the industry. We just look at them differently... it's no biggie ;)

Oh on 'Somewhere In Africa' the fact that they were adamant about making such a big deal about the neighbouring town being 200,000 miles away will forever make it remain an as-dumb-as-they-come film for me. They forced that stupidity down our throats not once, not twice but at least 3 times in that film. Haba, na moon they dey calculate?
I agree with some of your points...but come on, 2 years ago is not a big deal time wise, in terms of movie technology.....Terminator was made in the 80s..

As far as Somewhere in Africa, I think what I appreciated the most about it was the pacing of the story.... at that time I was watching a lot of Nolly movies that the stories were stretched to excess of 4hrs plus, so it was just refreshing to see a movie with a beginning, middle and end that lasted about 2hrs, true they had some dum dum moments in that movie too, like when their teacher quotes Obama and the movie supposedly takes place in the 80s or 90s....but i was grading that one on a curve too.

I think The Meeting is a much better movie than Last Flight. I had my reservations about The Meeting before I saw it, because I was wondering how they would make a movie about a guy waiting to see a big wig interesting, but I think the writer pulls it off.
 
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Village-Boi

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#17
^^^^
Two years doesn't seem like a longtime but in the last 2-3 yrs the changes in 'Nollywood' have been a lot. We're we getting one or two trailers (ignore acting) that had decent looking visuals but now almost everything 'looks' decent (right now there is no reason why ANYTHING out of Naija should look bad).
Valid point, remember I saw 'Somwhere In Africa' early this yr or late last year so it didn't have the 2hr time impact on me. If it is one of the first few films that started doing that then yup it's an important film on the timeline.

The Meeting beats Last Flight on many levels... not all though. (I can't remember the music for L.Flight will have to watch it again, but in T.Meeting I know it made me smile a couple of times because the editing of the music was pretty good) actually the very first thing I noticed was... wait for it... the colour grading ;)
 
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Kala Lou

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The color and lighting were very good, what really impressed me about The Meeting was how the story was crafted, although it's a simple story of a guy trying to see the gov. , the story has layers it; the underlining boy meets girl, him trying to please his boss, trying to make it to his daughter's graduation, female lead's relationship with her man.....
The acting was believable too, especially from Rita Dominic and the female lead, dont know her name, she was good and she nor too hash on the eyes....off course Jide Kosoko did his thing, same role he played in Last Flight and 100 other Nolly flicks....
 
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