Guys, if in 2016/2017, you still don’t believe in going to the cinema to watch Nigerian movies, you are missing alot. The much anticipated movie, ‘The Wedding Party’ has begun airing in cinemas nationwide and here are my honest thoughts.
I was particularly impressed with the ample appearances of Nigeria’s finest in the movie industry. I must say a big kudos to the producers of this movie. Please note, this is not a spoiler (well, I’ll try not to make it one).
Movie Quality (Sound/visual): As Nigerian movies continue to improve on the quality of their productions, this movie wasn’t left out as it was top notch. Very clear and audible. Everyone could hear what they were saying. I’ll give it 8/10.
Storyline: You’d agree with me that this has a similar storyline to the typical american comedy/drama movies that we are used to watching. However, it was a great one. I’ll also give it 8/10
Acting: Yes! I have a lot of things to say about this. I was particularly impressed by Banky W’s acting. For someone who has little or no experience in acting, he did pretty well. The star of the movie was one of my favourite actresses in Nigeria – Sola Shobowale. She just knows how to put on a good performance.
Frank Donga also did very well – especially in that scene where he said ‘abi I should call my tailor?’. That made me almost fall off my chair in laughter. (Those who have watched the movie will understand).
Other scenes that impressed me:
Banky’s rolls Royce scene. That was very very good. It felt so real.
The armed robber hostage scene.
The dancing scene.
But as embedded in the Nigerian gene to want to overact sometimes, this movie wasn’t short of such displays. Alibaba’s scenes portrayed him as over enthusiastic and it seemed he was over acting. I understand what the producer felt when he was bringing in Alibaba. However, I think he wasn’t a good fit for that role. I think he’s better as a stand up comedian. Acting may not be his thing. He had some good moments (robbery scene) but generally, his acting wasn’t top notch.
Emmaohmygod: Although he’s my friend and a very funny guy, his scene took away the realism (drama genre) from the movie. He did overact in his prayer scene and it became quite boring after a while.
Banky’s ‘best man’: I understand the concept, however, the guy had a couple of low moments. He seems overtly confident and people could know that he was acting. I didn’t see a lot of emotions from him (both the good and the bad).
So i would have given acting a high flying 8, but for the ‘average’ performances, I’ll give it a 7/10.
Movie production/direction: The producers must have spent a fortune on this movie without a doubt. It isn’t easy to assemble a whole list of celebrities for a movie. Logistics and movie set up must have cost some money. I’ll give it 8/10.
In conclusion, this certainly is BY A WIDE MARGIN better than Trip to Jamaica and is one of the best movies produced in Nigeria yet.
Ref: dabraska of Nairaland