So, yesterday, I was opportune to watch an extended trailer for The Wedding Party 2 (#TWP2)… and I wasn’t happy.
Because it seemed like a remake of everything that happened in part one with the inclusion of ‘Destination Dubai’.
Character’s played by Saka, Emma oh my God, Beverely Naya, and a few others, shouldn’t be found in this sequel, we want new characters to love!
I believe this is a problem that continually plagues Nigerian’s artistry: the inability to remain creative after money has been made. Lots of artists suffer from this.
I’ll just pause my ranting here until the movie is out in cinemas, Dec. 15 is the date. I’m waiting.
I do hope I’m wrong, I so want this sequel to work: it’ll help strengthen Nollywood’s image.
1. Tobey McGuire’s Peter Parker/ Spiderman is still my favourite. If you don’t like it, go argue with your forefathers.
2. Tom Holland is decent as Spidey, but I want to see him grow up, he’s too teenage-y.
3. Life’s unfair. Tony Stark messed the world up in the ‘Battle of NYC’ and was also paid to clean it up by the government. This mirrors some real life events.
4. It was good to see Happy Hogan again. Google his image if you’ve forgotten him or what he looks like.
5. Robert Downey (Jnr.) was paid N50m to fan service a movie. Lord, locate me with the role of my lifetime.
6. As always, I can’t wait for MJ and Peter to get together.
7. I never realized I missed Pepper so much. For a while, towards the end of this movie, I felt like I was watching an Iron Man movie.
8. Aunt May’s reaction when she saw Peter, at the last scene of the movie, in his costume, was priceless. Ha-Ha!
9. How would you rate the movie? To me, it was decent.
I fear for ‘The Wedding Party 2’ and it’s for a good cause. Expectations are here. People are too excited. December 15 seems so far. But, what if our systems have gotten too excited nothing can gauge it? What if the movie comes out and we feel it’s same as part one, only recycled and more foreigner? What if we get too vexed that we start to notice the flaws we purposely overlooked in the first installment?
I enjoyed ‘The Wedding Party’ so much, that if a sequel would spoil the memory for me, I’d rather not watch.
A popular trend is that the second never gets to be quite as entertaining as the first, but that has never stopped studio execs from green lighting a sequel when the first gets so popular its now referred to as pop culture. ‘The Wedding Party’ is one of our own pop culture, original and Nigerian, something we seem to be lacking in the scene. Hopefully, it breaks the jinx of Hollywood, and starts something new and great for us here – the new Nollywood we call it – our new way of life.
The teaser trailer released days ago has done exactly as intented – to get people pumped and tongues wagging – pockets also itching to spend enough money that another box office records is shattered. So many familiar faces, old and new to the franchise, a phenomenal way to build a brand that’ll last a lifetime. Ebony Life has got a goldmine in their hands.
The success of ‘The Wedding Party 2’ is crucial to the way the Nigerian cinematic movie culture improves, we may not know it until 2018 has aged properly, hopefully, gracefully too. Be thou as it may, I’m waiting for the day; that date; December 15, 2017. Mark your calendars, friends, Christmas this year just got litter.
Few things have been able to unite people of different views and ideas successfully. Football has been universally acclaimed for the ease with which it achieved this feat; but there’s another hero – its name is Game of Thrones.
The hit show from HBO has been a force to reckon with ever since it first premiered in 2011. GOT, as it’s easily referred to, is the best show of the ’10s, and arguably the best TV show of all time. It has only grown in strength – popularity, piracy, hackers, viewers, merchandise sales, story and production quality. All these and many more bear testament to the fact that GOT is the real deal. A common saying nowadays is, if you’re not watching Game of Thrones, you haven’t started watching TV. And it is very true.
This is the reason many dread a world without GOT. And that world is fast approaching. The inevitable end is near.
GOT has done so much for us – It gave us a companion when we needed one the most. It gave us something great to talk about every week on social media. It raised the standard of TV productions, and made it a more profitable venture. It thought us to love, to not fear death and many other life lessons. These lessons are what we have to hold on to when the show is gone.
We have a season finale to worry about tonight, and one more season of captivating TV to look forward to. #GOTForever
In the year 2000, Xmen was released and it relaunched the way way we see Superhero movies even till this day. After the third installment in 2006, 20th Century Fox felt unimpressed with the reception of their latest movie an opted for a new direction. The planned Xmen: Origin stories failed on arrival, and this prompted the need for a reboot – a soft reboot – of some sort. This was the birth story of the Xmen: First Class movie.
The question is – Which do you prefer, the original line up, or the younger versions of their characters?
Characters like Wolverine, who’s been the leading man of the franchise up till Logan’s release earlier this month have been consistent over all movies in the franchise, hence, can not be stated as a reason for selection.
So far, we’ve met three recent iterations of the Spiderman.
Andrew Garfield’s, and
As we anticipate the release of Spiderman: Homecoming – the marriage between Marvel and Sony, we can’t help but mince words, and through banters.
Who is your favorite Spiderman?
Mine, should still be Toby Macguire’s.
I thought Andrew Garfield’s performances to be more about the display of being in a better age of technology, and Tom’s to be too early to judge (though his appearance in Captain America: Civil War, was a delight to keep re-watching.)
Which of these three do it for you, as the Spiderman you love?
Meanwhile, Tom Holland recently said that his version of Spiderman will win a battle against the other two versions. His version is quite strong I’ll give him then… you never can tell.
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