moviefan said:... And next time, Desmond Elliot should not attempt the backstroke he attempted in the swimming pool. He looked like he was drowning. Not cool
blackbutterfly said:CHINEKE, I thought it was only meeeeeeeeeeee. The man cannot swim but he constantly finds himself in somebody's pool floundering like a fish on land. My God. He's done this before in another of Lancelot Imasuen directed project - Games Women Play. I don't know why the director keeps allowing him to embarass himself like that... the first thing I said when I saw that scene was "oh no, not again!!!"
blackbutterfly said:Vin, I actually like the mother being a peacemaker - she is the only balanced person. I would tone down her christian zealot a bit...it was a little too much.
We do see things fundermentally different here because i prefer the mother being villainous also.I wouldn't paint her as a born again xtian but a very strongwilled and influential family matriarch who is faced with an impending threat to the family lineage and will do anything to remove that threat.It is much better for the plot that way.Gives it more impetus to intrigue that will result in all the dramas that ensues later.It doesn't matter to me if Ozokwor has been playing too many negative roles in the past.That is of no importance to me as far as the plot is concerned.As for Phil not needing her permission,yes i think he should.As the mother putting him under pressure,he has to bring her in on the dastardly deed he has in mind,her support.blackbutterfly said:I think this muddles up the whole thing. Phil can have had this idea already in his head, he doesn't need his mother to execute just an opportunity. She might favor one son over the other but I don't think she hates Oasis. Like I said, I would like for the mother to remain the most balance person. We've seen Patience in enough wicked mother in law roles that I wouldn't want to marry her son in real life for fear she might actually demonstrate her screen abilities in life. Having said that mouthful, I liked that the mother was shocked at what happened and I liked that she fought to keep her family together. She can put the pressure on him to marry like a normal Nigerian mother would do but NOT towards the sister-in-law...aren't there enough women in this damn town? He can use her pressuring him as sanction to take out his sick twisted fantasy. And besides, this wouldn't work for a woman who is written to be a born again christian. When busted Phil could actually blame her for putting the idea in his head to find a woman to father a kid.
Now this murdles up things a bit here.The way your idea goes means changing the entire script,which i definitely do not think is necessary.blackbutterfly said:We make sister-in-law a nurse. Phil offers her a job to be his personal nurse which is the perfect setting for Phil to execute his plan to sleep with her and also appease his mother in a sick twisted way if she gets pregnant. The love making/pregnancy should happen earlier in his diagnosis - when he still has strength NOT when he's almost at death's door like in the movie. He takes advantage of her by playing up his sickness and playing upon compassionate/empathetical nature.
Ofcourse he should die,eventually,but not at that point.Remember that we are still in the middle of the plot.The story is just actually hotting up at this point.blackbutterfly said:NO, HE MUST DIE!!! No way. THIS ENDING IS TOO CLEAN. In which life? Life is not that neat...its not a nice packaged, wrapped with a lovely bow at the end. Or give him some other illness because Lung Cancer is the fastest spreading cancer and it metasizes in no time...I don't know who they wanted to believe that mess but NO!
Sorry,i can't do that,BB.I love her to be villainous! :biggrinsablackbutterfly said:We agree except I say leave out the mother.
Atlakos said:bLack butterfly - Seriously I think you need to take this script writing seriously - I will support you. You got skills and i am very impressed. Lets hope Emem stumbbles over this thread.
I dont know why nigerian movies cant come out with better plots like yours.
If you dont mind me asking , what are your favorite movies that you think was very good up to par with not much critique. I am very curious to know. Who is your favorite Nollywood screenwriter or producer
Atlakos said:Oh god i cant wait to see this movie sha. You make it sound so good. Patience mannerism are just like my mother, and thus why i looooooo ve her, she is an excellent actress. I can just imagine her speaking tongues she just makes me laugh (and her million dollar smile can lit a room). I will search for this movie this weekend until i get a hold of it some where here in ATL, i will try all the nigerian stores. Thanks for the gist on the movie.Hopefully by nextweek i can rate it too.
Ladi said:where do you stay in the ATL? I could recommend some places if you are in the Marietta area.