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White Waters...finally out!

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

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  1. moviewizard

    moviewizard Well-Known Member

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    Laviva is produced by Peace Anyiam Osigwe, the CEO of AMAA AWARDS, Izu was only contracted as a director so he has no say in why the flick hasnt been release. Maybe you should ask Peace...s
     
  2. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    You are getting me wrong Wendytoks. My point is that Izu can only compare his work with those directors in Nollywood (which extends to other African countries btw). But, Sky flies thinks othewise. I am the #1 fan of Izu's work and I understand the harsh criticism he gets from guys on this forum (myself included).

    I pretty much discredited DISTANCE BETWEEN because of its elementary mistakes. Editing wasn't on point -which even confused me when I was giving my two cents about the movie; sound was not on point; and the lighting was confusing (sometimes you'd think it's night time inside when it's sunny outside -I even asked in my mind if NEPA had taken light while he was shooting some of the indoor scenes). I didn't go hard on him but I gave it 6/10 just because it was Izu's movie. Much is expected of him because he's a topnotch Nollywood director.

    ACCROSS THE NIGER: I was loving the movie until the war/fight scene ended. Then I was bored out of my life!!! Or maybe he didn't direct the rest of the movie?? This is the first time I'll talk about the movie on this forum. But Izu is my guy so I just go easy on him.

    Izu's work speaks volume. He is by far the best action movie director in Nollywood -far better than Teco Benson. And I can't argue with him being one of the top directors in Nollywood. But #1? Well, that's highly debatable.

    But believe me when I say Kolinzo is Izu #1 fan.
     
  3. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    The question I have for you is this: Is that director producing South African movies or international standard movies? Or are you saying because he's a South African that makes him a director of African movies?

    Izu, Mildred, TK can compare their works with Steven Speilberg's, Martin Scorese's? How? One group is producing Nollywood movies and the other group is producing Hollywood movies. Where is the comparison here?

    Has Izu produced International Standard movies to earn the comparison with Hollywood? When he comes out with international standard movies then we can do the comparison but as of today the only legit comparison is with other directors in Nollywood.
     
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    TheForce Well-Known Member

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    This statement is totally uncalled for. Well, let me give it to you as a welcome present.
     
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    TheForce Well-Known Member

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    Any director in Nollywood should be working with the hope of breaking boundaries. I don't think they should be conforming themselves to operating locally.
    BTW, isn't the quality of the movie that makes the difference between the productions of any of the woods. If the production qualities are enhanced, it's easier to appeal to everyone thereby breaking the barriers.
     
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    Which one is "international standard movies"?

    I love how you keep saying "international standard movies" like it's some kind of official tax category!
     
  7. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    Bros which one you dey now? Has Izu ever produced any movie?? He has always been a contracted director...... so wetin you dey yarn me so??? And a director could follow detail of a movie including contribution to its release date.

    Its an actor that should run away after his part have been done, not the director!! As you see I added co when I mentioned Izu
     
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    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    I want to reply you so we can impact to ourselves but don't know what to say!!! Completely I'm short of words and its not for your great points..... its because I don't understand your post at all.

    Brouhaha!!! :teu26: :roll
     
  9. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that kolinzo meant that,sky.I think he meant that going by his body of work so far,he can be compared only with his other nollywood colleagues.But that does not mean to say that he(Izu) cannot go beyond such standard level.All Izu has to do is up his game even higher.For that he has to look for really world class screenplays from world class writers to work with.And that is the achilles heels of directors like Izu,they work with materials that are not up to par with their abilities.
     
  10. moviewizard

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    Okay o!
     
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    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    i thought the movie has been released. i thought wrong. well then, i am patiently waiting....while we are on the subject of OC Ukeje, do you know who is directing "comrade"?
     
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    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    yes u r right. the post war was boring. i believe he directed it alone or alongside kingsley ogoro because its from his production. however, even @ that, the last war scene was awful. i was disappointed. also, the documentaries werent clear enough sound wise. You could hardly hear what is being said in the radio braodcast. but all in all, i still love the movie. something completely different from the norm yet again!
     
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    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    your statement was also uncalled for and u know it. You can keep your present!
     
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    Oh really? So the movie wasn't perfect?

    Why are you hating now?
     
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    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    you ar yet to give me your review. why are you running away from it? hahaha....go and reply my post to you or forget it. that post isnt directed to you.
     
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    takestyle Well-Known Member

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    Give you my review of what?

    My review was posted months/pages ago.
     
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    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    on Across the NIger? can u post the link please? i am new here...

    and please dont act like u did not see my reply to your post!
     
  18. takestyle

    takestyle Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I saw your reply. I just elected not to respond to it because I think it's pretty irrelevant to this particular discussion.

    I evaluated White Waters as *an individual movie*... I didn't cast judgment upon Izu Ojukwu's entire body of work, and I don't see why I should have to do so in order to justify my opinion to you or prove that I am not a "hater."

    I didn't like White Waters. I thought it was limp and bloodless on a story level and a major disappointment on a technical level. And I gave reasons supporting this opinion. You can take that or leave it.
     
  19. sky_flies

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    @ Wendy, I completely agree on OC being more of a track athletic than Majid. I have always said he was suitable for White Waters but Rita wasn't..... that her laps, biggy yansh, arms.... no gre am :roll. Its same as casting Omosexy for the role, to me. Can you remember Sand in my shoes where Patrick Doyle was forcing Omosexy to be his athlete? Wasn't it laughable?? So it is for Rita playing Nola, but there is difference, which is White Waters is a big movie by Nollywood standard. I would cast that Omosexy's niece in Sand in my shoes (Linda the GUS 3 girl) along side OC for White Waters. That is right casting.

    I never said I would cast Stephanie and OC together with a story of White Waters nature, and never ever would. If I'm to pair the Rita/Stephanie with OC.... The story for Rita would state the age differences (something maybe about an aging frustrated lady in singlehood who finds physical attraction in a younger male) and that for Stephanie would state a that Stephanie's character is a woman like maybe Kate Henshaw's character in Stronger than pain.

    Stephanie doesn't look too older than OC AND SHE REALLY ISN'T. OC is about 26-27 while Stephanie is of the maximum 29. Rita is 34... gosh!! How do you expect that to work? Where will the chemistry come from?? I am not saying its bad to cast an older actress with a younger actor but don't let it be an alarming factor if the story doesn't include. There was a movie where Eucharia was in hot romance with Jim, it was included in the story that she was older. Also the make-up artist did nothing. I remember a Hollywood movie where Ryan Gosling was made way younger than he was and I believed, okay? Did you not see Rita cheeks?? That alone is 3 years older than OC but she played love interest with him in White water plot.

    As for Jimmy dat Hyke despite I uttered he was stereotype he is a good actor. I would still add "unserious" cause he certainly enjoys doing same thing over and over and over again. Many actors are stereotype in Nollywood.... Desmond is, Joke Sylvia reek of it, Sam Dede is..... Gene, Omosexy, Ramsey, Rita.... are but can transform.... so far Ebere Okaro, Francis Duru, RMD, Stephanie and very few are not to me.

    Yea, thats Iva[/] it had Francis Duru, Larry Koldsweat, Omosexy, Olu Jacobs and co. While Love boat had Gene, Jumbo, Ramsey.....

    Majid is a better actor than OC as it stands now. One work doesn't qualify you as excellent. Majid is variable talent. Mehn! Agony of christ, Crime to christ and Pretty Queen were close to the T performances.

    I don't know who is directing Comrade but I'm almost sure Izu is not the one. I'd get back to you when I find out anything about the movie, right now I know zero.
     
  20. TheForce

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    How is God's name was my statement uncalled for? That Izu and other few directors shouldn't be comparing their works to those that are sub par. Come, are you a Nollywood director? Why do you have to take that personally?

    This was my post below, to which you replied, can you lease point me to where I was addressing you?

     
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