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Revue of F9

Release Date: June , 2021 (Nigeria)
Genre: Action
Directed By: Justin Lin
Produced By: Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Justin Lin
Cast: Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron & Sung Kang

Awesome-o-metre : 6/10

F9 witnesses the return of most of main cast of the Fast & Furious franchise, with a couple of characters from its 3rd installment (Tokyo Drift) and continues in its absolute disregard of the laws of physics. The storyline is that Roman (Tyrese), Tej (Ludacris) and Ramsey (Emmanuel) approach Dom and Letty to ask for their help in retrieving an object which went down in a crash when Cipher (Theron) was extracted after having been apprehended by Mr. Nobody. The object turns out to be part of Aries, a device which can hack into any computer weapons system in the world. The object is retrieved, but taken by Jakob (Cena), Dom’s brother who leads a team of rogue agents.

So, we get a lot of flashbacks to explain the reason behind the enmity between Dom and Jakob, but most of the rest of the film is focused on getting the other part of Aries in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.


In truth, the storyline is just an excuse to get into what F9 is truly about – great car chases, fist fights, wanton destruction of property, and of course, impossible stunts. They really took it to another level this time. Haba!!! I’m certain even Tom Cruise would see some of the sequences and ask… “Una no dey fear God?”
From the use of magnets to going beyond earthly bounds and a certain portrayal of Dom as the biblical Samson (minus the hair, of course) F9 delivers all that is expected of the Fast & Furious Franchise. There are several laughs too (largely due to Roman), with a few cameo appearances from non-core cast members, as well as the return of Han (Kang) (I guess you would have seen him in the Trailer, so this does not count as a spoiler).


In all, F9 was quite entertaining, and will satisfy if all you want is what the franchise regularly delivers. Seen it yet? Please leave a comment below or on Twitter or Facebook !

Release Date: June , 2021 (Nigeria)
Genre: Action
Directed By: Justin Lin
Produced By: Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Justin Lin
Cast: Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron & Sung Kang

Awesome-o-metre : 6/10

F9 witnesses the return of most of main cast of the Fast & Furious franchise, with a couple of characters from its 3rd installment (Tokyo Drift) and continues in its absolute disregard of the laws of physics. The storyline is that Roman (Tyrese), Tej (Ludacris) and Ramsey (Emmanuel) approach Dom and Letty to ask for their help in retrieving an object which went down in a crash when Cipher (Theron) was extracted after having been apprehended by Mr. Nobody. The object turns out to be part of Aries, a device which can hack into any computer weapons system in the world. The object is retrieved, but taken by Jakob (Cena), Dom’s brother who leads a team of rogue agents.

So, we get a lot of flashbacks to explain the reason behind the enmity between Dom and Jakob, but most of the rest of the film is focused on getting the other part of Aries in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.


In truth, the storyline is just an excuse to get into what F9 is truly about – great car chases, fist fights, wanton destruction of property, and of course, impossible stunts. They really took it to another level this time. Haba!!! I’m certain even Tom Cruise would see some of the sequences and ask… “Una no dey fear God?”
From the use of magnets to going beyond earthly bounds and a certain portrayal of Dom as the biblical Samson (minus the hair, of course) F9 delivers all that is expected of the Fast & Furious Franchise. There are several laughs too (largely due to Roman), with a few cameo appearances from non-core cast members, as well as the return of Han (Kang) (I guess you would have seen him in the Trailer, so this does not count as a spoiler).


In all, F9 was quite entertaining, and will satisfy if all you want is what the franchise regularly delivers. Seen it yet? Please leave a comment below or on Twitter or Facebook !

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Revue of Cruella

Release Date: May 28, 2021 (Nigeria)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: Craig Gillespie
Produced By: Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt and Kristin Burr
Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Mark Strong

Awesome-o-metre : 6/10

Disney’s Cruella follows the story of Estelle (Emma Stone) a talented but rebellious kid with a knack for fashion designing who upon the death of her mother, joins a duo of thieves to make ends meet. However, when she befriends fashion legend Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), she embraces her wicked side to become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella De-Vil.


You guys remember that villain from 101 Dalmatians who wants to skin puppies and make a coat? Well, since Maleficent made so much money, Disney decided that she may as well also have her own original story. I had my doubts as to how they planned to weave the story to make us root for a villainous character like Cruella and I must admit that they did a good job…however I wasn’t convinced. That they pitted her against a more wicked antagonist doesn’t make her a good person, just a less wicked one. So, NO, I am not team Cruella.


Cruella is set in 1970s London, and the choice of music, the costume and the set of were so detailed and well-done. That to me is the highlight of this live action adaptation.
There has been so much talk of Emma Stone’s performance as the titular character, and I agree that she did an amazing job. She was like a mash of Jack Sparrow and the Mad Hatter. This may be the conspiracy theorist in me, but I feel that the undertone in this film is to draw attention to bi-polar people. How else can one explain the dual-colored hair and the dual personality? Maybe I am over thinking this sha.


Cruella is deliciously wicked, but unnecessarily lengthy. It’s still in cinemas, so make sure you give it a watch and when you do, please feel free to leave a comment below or

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Revue of MY VILLAGE PEOPLE

Release Date: June 11, 2021Genre: Comedy/MysteryDirected By: Niyi AkinmolayanProduced By: Bovi UgbomaCast: Bovi Ugboma, Nkem Owoh, Ada Ameh, Binta Ayo Mogaji, Charles Inojie, Rachael Oniga, Akah Nnani, Zubby Michaels, Sophie Alakija, Theresa Edem and Venita Akpofure Awesome-o-metre : 4/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG9oxmuVWo0 My Village People stars Bovi as Prince, a playboy who visits his village for the…
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Revue of ARMY OF THE DEAD

Release Date: May 14, 2021 (Netflix)Genre: HorrorDirected By: Zack SnyderProduced By: Deborah and Zack SnyderCast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer and Nora Arnezeder Awesome-o-metre : 4/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI1JGPhYBS8 When Los Vegas is overrun by zombies, Tanaka, a shady casino owner hires a group of mercenaries led by…
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Revue of WRATH OF MAN

Release Date:  April 22, 2021 (Nigeria) Genre: Action Directed By: Guy Ritchie Produced By: Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson and Bill Block Cast: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonso and Scott Eastwood Awesome-o-metre : 6/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFYEni2gsK0 Wrath of Man stars Jason Statham as Patrick Hargreaves, a mysterious bullion van escort, out to…
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Revue of THE RAZZ GUY

Director : Udoka Oyeka Starring : Lasisi Elenu, Nancy Jaime, Broda Shaggi, MC Lively, Omotunde Adebowale-David (Lolo), Bucci Franklin, Olayemi Solade, Ireti Doyle, Norbert Young, Tina Mba, Ibrahim Suleiman, Shalewa Ashafa Release Date: March, 14th 2021 Genre : Drama/Comedy Awesome-O-Metre : Ujiro- 4.0/10 | Eben- 6.5/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4JqPhwTdBQ Today, we have 2 revues of The Razz…
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Revue of ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

Director :  Zack Snyder

Producer(s) : Deborah Snyder, Charles Roven

Starring  : Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Jason Mamoa, Julian Lewis Jones

Release Date: March, 18th 2021

Genre : Superhero/Action

Awesome-O-Metre : 8/10

I was totally skeptical about the Snyder Cut because I was thoroughly heartbroken from the Josstice League (Joss Whedon's Justice League). It's really heart wrenching for a superhero fan such as myself to see his face being shamefully represented on the big screen. I'm glad to say, the Snyder Cut was a massive win for me.

This 4 hour long movie was something of magnet to me. You get attracted to it and you don't even realise that 4 hours have gone by. It's scary when you hear how long the movie is but once you start, you get sucked in and you only get released at the end.

A lot of people say they don't see much difference in the plot, that it is just a longer version of the Josstice League but I call bullshit. Snyder's Cut took its time (some unnecessary though as I will soon point out) and ensured it developed it's characters to be relatable and understood. This made the plot infinitely richer and enjoyable. It's one thing to want to do a dark movie, it's another to explain to the audience why it is dark. And this movie did both.

One of the characters that greatly benefited from this movie was the Cyborg and in this case I mean both the actor and the character. Cyborg's back story showed exactly why he was moody and sad. It also gave motivation for why he didn't wanna be in the Justice League at first. It also showed he (Ray Fisher) was a great actor with a large range.
Steppenwolf was also shown as a disgraced general who was trying hard to get back to the good graces of his master, Darkseid.

While there are many positives in this movie, I still feel there were issues with it and the issues with the foundation were still glaring (afterall, it wasn't a new movie per se). One of the foundation issues is consistency with the comics. For example, when did Batman, master of logic and planning start to rely on "faith". Not that faith is a bad thing but that isn't the Batman we've known. Also, why are Wonder Woman and Aquaman so weak compared to Superman? We know Superman is the strongest but both of them couldn't even hold down Steppenwolf while Superman basically tosses him around like a rag doll. In the comics, Diana (Wonder Woman) isn't that far from Superman in base strength but in this movie, she doesn't even come close to his left hand.

Another issue I had are the overuse of slow motion effect and unnecessary scenes. It's almost like every 20minutes, there's slow motion somewhere. A typical case of this is with Aquaman. Everytime he is near water, slow motion. We get it, he's hot. No need to amplify it everytime. And the guy must have a boutique of vests because anytime he comes to the surface, he's wearing a vest which he promptly tosses aside once he wants to swim. I mean, is his supply of vests infinite?

More seriously are the unnecessary scenes. One of which is the Manhunter posing as Clark's mother to get Lois to go back to work. It does nothing for the plot and doesn't even make sense. Someone may argue that it was this that made her go out that day and save  Batman from being crushed by Superman but it was shown earlier in the movie that she does that every day. I also feel Wheddon's interpretation of the Lois saving Batman as Batman's contingency plan is way better than what happened in Snyder's Cut.
Another is Aquaman saving a man that was sure to sink with his boat. It wasn't necessary. We've already been told earlier that he helps and save the people.
Yet another is Alfred teaching Diana how to make tea. Why did we need to see this? I bet that if all the slow motion and unnecessary scenes were removed, an hour could have been shaved from the movie.

But after all that has been said and done, the movie was fun. There was alot of action (Batman really showed those para-demons), the flash added some nerdy humour and even though the movie is 4 hours long, I will definitely watch it again. It's that good. It's a solid 8/10 for me.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League has started streaming on HBO, so you can check it out  and let me know what you think by sounding off in the comment section below or on Twitter or Facebook !

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Revue of Coming 2 America

Coming 2 America is the sequel to the 1988 classic and is set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began

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Revue of RATTLE SNAKE- THE AHANNA STORY

Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story is a remake of the classic 1995 Amaka Igwe film and follows the story of Ahanna (Stan Nze) who to break away from poverty settles for a life of crime by creating a criminal gang called “The Armadas”. He however crosses paths with an underground crime lord who wants his head. The police are also on his heels. How will he get out of this?

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