Director : Adze Utah
Producer(s) : Ayo “AY” Makun and Darlington Aduba
Main Cast : Ayo “AY” Makun, Adeswa Etomi, Richard Mofe Damijo, Ali Baba and Mercy Johnson
Genre : Drama/Comedy
Release Date :June 23, 2017
Awesome-O-Metre : 4.5/10
Guest review of 10 Days In Sun City by Eliel Awoniyi
Another installment in the Akpos series stars AY Makun reprising his role as the rambunctious Akpos who accompanies Bianca (Adesuwa) the winner of a beauty pageant to Sun City, South Africa for a photo shoot. However, Otunba Williams (RMD) a wealthy businessman also has eyes for the beautiful Bianca and this sets him against Akpos.
I didn’t expect it to be better than the last two so no surprise there. I’m a bit lost as to why there were so many celebrities and it was obvious they had to create some scene to put them in coz they were just too much. There was 2baba, Ali Baba, Solid Star, Juliet Ibrahim, Uti, Falz, Freeze, Alex Ekubo, Yvonne Jegede, Fathia Balogun, Gbenro Ajibade, one of the Psquare brothers I mean common, that’s a little too much don’t you think? But maybe that’s our Nigerian way for compensating for shallow plots.
AY is not funny at all and he struggled to be funny in this movie it’s such a sad sight. He kept rehashing his jokes from his standup shows and I didn’t understand the point to the movie, at some point I thought they were trying to address what goes on in the modelling business but I was wrong. Too much time was wasted showing us Akpos and Bianca taking pictures in Sun City and Otunba wooing Bianca probably because of the lack of depth in the movie or just simply marketing.
However, 10 Days In Sun City wasn’t all bad because among all the installment in the Akpos series, this is the first one that seemed to have any real storyline (shallow as it may have been). I guess we will have to put it down to the new script writer (I didn’t catch that person’s name). Also, I was super impressed with the picture quality and cinematography which was immaculate and absolutely stunning especially the transition between scenes.
So… here is my honest thoughts on 10 Days In Sun City– the film was below average, yes below average.
I have seen quite a lot of complaints online about AYs movies but somehow he has a lot of box office success, so how is this happening? Is it marketing or that truly this is the kind of movies we appreciate in Nigeria? I am curious to hear what you think about this so please leave your comment in the comment section below or drop in on my social media.
Eid Mubarak everyone.