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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 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 HELL OR HIGH WATER

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Producer : Peter Berg, Julie Yorn, Carla Hacken, Sidney Kimmel

Cast : Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges

Genre : Crime/Drama

Release Date : 11 August, 2016

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Rating : 7/10[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css_animation="right-to-left"]Visit the official site[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Watch Trailer" style="custom" custom_background="#199bf1" custom_text="#ffffff" shape="square" align="left" css_animation="right-to-left" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DJQoqsKoJVDw||target:%20_blank|"][vc_btn title="Book Tickets " style="custom" custom_background="#199bf1" custom_text="#ffffff" shape="square" align="left" css_animation="right-to-left" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Ftripican.com%2Fmovies%2Fhome%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading source="post_title" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text css_animation="left-to-right"]A David Mackenzie movie that got me speaking like a cowboy after 1hr42mins of an A-rated (if you like dramas) and a well-acted screenplay. The film is about brotherhood, family love, and robbery (straight face). It’s about two siblings; Chris Pine and Ben Foster (an ex-con and a divorced father) who are planning their biggest robbery but must first go through a lawman (Jeff Bridges) hell bent on foiling their plans.

In the whole movie, this is my favorite line… “The Bank loaned the least they could, just enough to keep your mama poor on a guaranteed return... and to see you boys pay them back with their own money? If that ain't Texas, I sure don't know what is”. This line best expresses what the whole movie was about. We find out that the smartest way to keep your tracks covered is by ensuring you invest in the same bank you stole from like getting a trust fund from them.
I tip Jeff Bridges for a nomination for his supporting role as a cop. He was a pain in the neck with his mean witty response to his partner on every scene during their chase of the criminals (Chris Pine and Ben Foster).  The last time I saw a calm threat (between Chris and Jeff) this good, was in Heat, Al Pacino, and R.Deniro. I particularly liked when he said “I rented a little house in town, if you want to stop by and finish this conversation, you are welcome. If you stop by maybe, I will give you peace”.
However, the climax and conclusion was kinda underwhelming and a tad bit clumsy. I was expecting the movie to end on a high note but I was left feeling deflated.  Anyways it was still a good watch and I rate it 7.0/10.
Special thanks to Blaise Eze (@hollablaise) for this fantastic revue. If you are interested in reviewing any movies, do reach out to me on social media @TheRevue. 
Have yourself great day today!
The Maveriq

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Revue of WHY HIM?

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Producer : Stuart Cornfeld, Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller

Cast : James Franco, Bryan Cranston

Genre : Romance/Comedy

Release Date : 23 December, 2016

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Awesome-o-metre : 5.9/10[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css_animation="right-to-left"]Visit the official site[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Watch Trailer" style="custom" custom_background="#ffbe49" custom_text="#0a0a0a" shape="square" align="left" css_animation="right-to-left" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DxOZ2bs9IboU||target:%20_blank|"][vc_btn title="Book Tickets " style="custom" custom_background="#ffbe49" custom_text="#0a0a0a" shape="square" align="left" css_animation="right-to-left" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Ftripican.com%2Fmovies%2Fshowtimes%2F749_why_him_.html|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading source="post_title" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text css_animation="left-to-right"]Bryan Cranston is Ned Fleming, an overprotective dad of Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) who during the Christmas season is introduced to Stephanie’s rich but carefree boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). Ned frowns on Laird’s blithe attitude and panics when he learns of his intention to pop the question.

The fears of every father regarding his daughter are encapsulated in this movie. “Which kain guy my daughter go carry come house?” You see, fathers and daughters share a special bond and daddy must approve of the guy with whom she intends to settle down. When however, the guy is laid-back, foul mouthed and heavily tattooed, you best be sure that daddy is going to put up some stiff resistance.

The conflict of the movie borders on change and how people react to it. Ned is stuck in his old ways and is unwilling to adapt. However, it is easy to understand that people are comfortable with the status quo and fear any sort of change. As life is by its nature full of change however, you either adapt or go extinct. This kinda raises the question if new is always better?

I am of the old school and I am usually knocked for six when I see heavily tattooed guys carrying dreadlocks and throwing profanity all around. It’s really hard for me to understand these millennials with their lingo and carefree behavior, so I am sure that I would react just as Ned did. To that extent, the movie was relatable to me.

The movie does have some funny scenes and some rather not so funny scenes. The cast did a great job - my favorite being Bryan Cranston who never fails to impress me. James Franco was his usual cheeky self. There were also appearances by Cedric the Entertainer, Keegan-Michael Key and even a cameo from Tech Guru Elon Musk. Even Kaley Cuoco (of The Big Bang theory) makes an appearance (sort of).

 

Why Him?has some funny moments but is rather slow paced and not very compelling and earns 5.9/10 rating on my awesome-o-metre.

Don’t agree with my revue or the rating? Please I am curious to hear what you have to say so feel free to hit me up on Twitter and Facebook

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Review of PASSENGERS

  Revue of PASSENGERS      Release Date: December 21, 2016 Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Directed By: Morten Tyldum On board the Starship Avalon, 5000 passengers are on a trip to colonize a new planet which is 120 years away from earth. All the passengers are kept in a state of suspended animation until their arrival but…
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