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White Waters...finally out!

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE REVIEWS' started by moviewizard, May 23, 2008.

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  1. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    That's what I call adage miss road. There are other directors who are on par with Izu for comparison.
     
  2. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    Izu is not the biggest director in Nollywood. Besides, Izu can only compare his works with those in the industry he's working in. Indian movie directors cannot jump and start to compare their works with American directors. They can only compare their works within their industry. Therefore, I fail to see what is wrong in comparing Izu's works with other directors in Nollywood to measure his ability to be the best -even if all the directors are garbage it is still a fair comparison.
     
  3. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    bia!
    uche and The Force! Be gone from this thread osiso.
     
  4. NTB

    NTB Well-Known Member

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    In the voice of BigMomma worrahell is going on here. TM, na here you de, de watch wrestling match between Takestyle and the apple of his eyes Angela81. Man pickin is in love and instead of declaring it he de here de do touch me, i touch you.
     
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    Izu may not be the "biggest" director in Nollywood. (Though I don't know what that means) But I still rank him as one of the best directors, that is why he is subjected to this form of critique. If white waters was directed by other directors, I would have commended them for increased efforts, except of course those that are within Izu's league, like Tunde Kelani and recently Daniel Ademonikan who is just coming up.
    I have seen Izu done a better job on a more complicated and far more underfunded movie, I simply expected him to be better here.
     
  6. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    do you blame me?
    people don beg them to stop and if dem no wan stop i shall enjoy the heated debate. things have been boring around here lately, so, liven it up angie and ts, tenk u feri mush.

    NTB, remove modurator hat here o...hmmmmmm, hmmmmmm...ok.
     
  7. Folashade

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    oh chale, lol
     
  8. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    i cannot believe u wud cast Majid over OC in whitewaters? OMG, that is just it.


    and who in their right miind wud cast emeka ike to play jay jay?:ban: i would prolly say Jim iyke because they have similar smile and the IDK attitude with a smile he would give when he misses a goal. They also have similar built, features and possibly height. or a new actor that will nail the performance just like they used OC.
     
  9. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    ^^sure. that one i agree. i wud like to have u suggest 3 other actors better fitted for her role.



    i appologize for any errors
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  10. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    i am sure that makes u sleep better @ nite.
     
  11. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    very well said!music-sm:
     
  12. NTB

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    You mean JJ on Good Times :roll I just had to throw that in here :teu26:
     
  13. NTB

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    Area Mama na you biko
     
  14. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    Do we have another Nollywood other than the one he is working in? or am i m issing something here?:confused:

    Today, Izu Ojukwu is the #1 Nollywood director. Listen, action speaks loouder than words and his movies speaks volumes. You can not help but notice his outstanding works.

    Who will tell the President prt 2 he was called to direct a part of the movie which is the action part. it wasnt until the prt 2 did the movie actually pick up. it was dragged obviously and honestly, the movie was dry until prt 2which just made it a little bearable. Now, the action bit isnt exactly great but he made an effor. i wud give him a C-

    Across The Niger he really brought it home in that movie. i loved the whole war scenes except the ending( it has alot of flaws). But thats another discussion. i will give that a B chiefly because no other director has ever pulled it off or come close to.

    Sitanda he did something very interesting in this movie where the environment @ the slavery scenes has a smokey effect. everything about that whole slavery scenes are new. very different. My favorite scene is the dance scene. lovely. I give it a B- . i would have loved to see a different selection of actors other than steph okereke and heer husband in the movie. Justis esiri was lovely in that movie btw.

    Distance between here he touches on a subject hardly touched in Nollywood even with all the rape and child ABUSE MOVIES PRODUCED or directed. the movie ofcos has its own flaws. My major flaw with it is the sound. I felt seom of the sounds were either muffled and distorted or isnt supposse to be heard @ all. the ending was poor. very weak. so i give it a B-

    White waters one major thing about this movie is the fact that it is different from Nollywood usuals. This is an athletic movie. whenever have you heard such a thing in nollywood? an athletic movie? its unbelieavble. it only proves that some directors really DO want to make a difference in Nollywood. i give him a B+ for standing out and directiing an amazing piece.


    Cindy's note i am patiently waitin to see this movie.

    these are his movies i have been able to watch. I know he has d one other works but i have yet to watch them or even come across them. example pf one of those movies is La Viva

    Izu Ojukwu has only just begun.:653:
     
  15. sky_flies

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    Replacing Stephanie for Rita's character in White waters, I would also recast the male for a macho guy. Maybe Majid was a wrong choice but you know I didn't do the casting of White waters, perhaps if I were employed to be the casting director would have thought out two greater pair. For me, if Rita/Stephanie play Nola, OC wouldn't play Melvin! Simple!!

    OC and Stephanie in the romantics (unless script includes their differences as a stumbling blocks in the relationship) is a fatal regrettable casting error, so was OC and Rita in White waters as thier age difference was streaming and made them have no connections.

    Izu just let that slip by, I'm yet to discover why.

    Jim what!!?? That guy is not a serious actor to me. Too stereotype that I can't imagine him fitting into so many roles. But casting upon physical resemblance Jim would justify a Jay Jay Okocha's project. He is also athletically fit but needs to get serious before I would believe his capable of becoming the character than letting the character become him.

    Hope you remember his classic work in Iva and Love boat. Izu no dey laugh at all. I love his directing loads upon loads

    I don't know wetin dey worry Izu and co wey them no wan release Laviva! That movie has been set for release since mid last year. Not that he has been taking it to film festivals and want festive awards before its released..... they're just dragging feet on it, maybe, its cause I've heard him say thats so far his most passionate work.
     
  16. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    Omo stop that jare. No dey yarn like this for public forum! Are you trying to say a director should compare his work with only those within his country or continent? I totally angryly disagree though, no punches or fights.

    You know why a South African director was picked to shot X-men origins: Wolverine? Its because his work could compare and competite with international standards. The painful truth is that we Nigerians don't have such a director yet..... A few got potentials but they keep working with the wrong materials to project their debut. Please My Brother, I, Izu, Mildred, TK, Ram Gopal, you and more can compare our works with the Martin Scorese's, Paul Haggis, Steven Speilberg's..... hence we justify and explore film making like they did.

    Nobody is restricted. A good work would cross the border, trust me!
     
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    All I can say is MAAASSIVE!

    Just finished watching it.

    9/10
     
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  18. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I kept on using that word beating hands on my cheat after I saw the flick.
    :bouncy

    MAAASSIVE!

    That Banji guy was great. No hate intended but he did better than......
     
  19. Meddeen250

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    :roll:roll
     
  20. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    .......better than you not my friend OC. Oya laugh make I see now :laugh:
     
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