I Honestly Fear For ‘The Wedding Party 2’

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? 

God forbid!

‘The Wedding Party 2’ official poster

​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.

– RR.

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Rinzy Reviews Life (2017)

​Release Date: March 24, 2017

Budget/ Box Office: $58m/ $100.5m

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, etc.

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5

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Life is a horror movie intertwined in SciFi, beautifully done, and should be remembered whenever the name Calvin is mentioned – RR.

I enjoyed watching ‘Life’. It was beautiful. The villain, Calvin, was beautiful. The worst things in life aren’t human (pun very much intended). This movie questions if humans are actually ready foe the existence of other forms of life outside earth as much as we claim to be. Deep space missions are commissioned on a regular, in real life, to identify the existence of something living outside planet earth. In Life, such existence is confirmed on planet Mars – the result is a cannibalistic life form that grows as much as it feeds, its name is Calvin.

Calvin wastes no time showing his true nature; he’s smart, calculative, and hungry. Of the six crew members aboard, he made sure the only one that made it back to earth was his ride to the planet with unlimited opportunities. Very smart!

Two things pained me in this movie:

1. There wasn’t enough Ryan Reynolds! Ryan was killed just as the action was starting. Ryan can do no wrong on a screen.

Why do I like seeing Ryan on screen? 😂.

 I do not know. I think HBO, the money boosters, need to run a show and cast Ryan as the lead. There’s nothing like too much Ryan Reynolds. Nothing!


2. The ending! I wanted a very big twist. One where I’d be told there were two Calvin all along – the one that was brought on board and the one that festered on Hugh’s leg all along. This would have given me joy, but I’m good with what I waka given.
Life is a wonderful movie, and I recommend it anyone seeking a movie to watch

Rinzy Reviews Split (2017)

Release date: January 20, 2017

Budget/ Box office: $9m/ $276.9m

Staring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley. 

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5

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“Split is a very daring movie, one not afraid to treat a nonconventional topic that society loves to play ignorance to.” – Talius Dike.

James McAvoy gives the performance of a lifetime in Split. Playing 24 distinct personalities in one body, that’s a feat.

The issue of multiple personalities inhabiting one body has been a topic not well integrated into society. Many people think it to be a myth. I for one, hope to someomday meet someone who actually has this beautiful condition, but unlike Dr. Fletcher in the movie, I’m not willing to die for it.

The movie starts quietly. Three girls are kidnapped, whilst in their father’s car, by a man we later come to identify as Dennis (James McAvoy) armed only with chloroform and a gas mask. He keeps them locked away in a basement in his house that looks like the city’s underground network of gas pipes. I struggled within myself to piece how the girl fit into the story. Casey (the only girl that did survive) had the luxury of a back story; one that showed the early stage of her life with her father and uncle. 

‘Split’ kept me on my toes trying to guess who was habiting the vessel, known as Kelvin, at each time he was on screen. My favorite amongst the personalities was Barry. Though we only got to meet the real Barry for roughly five seconds, as the one we spent the bulk of the movie with was Dennis in disguise, I did get to appreciate his characterization. Dennis, the boss of them all, was scary, whilst Patricia (yea… a female in a male’s body) was damn creepy! One thing all of the personalities very well agreed on was that The Beast was coming.

Dr. Fletcher, a renowned psychiatrist, working with many patients with the D.I.D. (Dissociative Identity Disorder), plays dumb to this. According to her, ‘there’s a limit to what the human mind can endure’ of which she was wrong, the possibilities were limitless. And when Dennis sacrificed himself to free the 24th personality, she paid with her life.

One thing that didn’t really add up to me was the flashbacks to Casey’s childhood and how it affected The Beast’s impulse to want to kill her; he let her go saying she wasn’t like the rest. I still don’t understand that part.

As I’ve repeatedly mentioned in this review, Split was a captivating watch; seeing the movie with friends did nothing to dilute its thrill, and I recommend it to everyone. A sequel is already in the works, which is said to be connected to a movie that Split is sort of a sequel to (confusing?) The name is Glass, and it’s expected early 2019.

9 Thoughts I Had After Watching ‘The Gifted’ Series Premiere!

1. The Xmen shows are on fire. First ‘Legion’, and now ‘The Gifted’, they’re killing it back to back.
2. The Gifted puts Marvel to shame by virtue of the critical flop that’s Inhumans.

3. Lauren Strucker’s ability looks like Jean Grey performing air bending. Her brother, Andy, reminds me of Lance from ‘Xmen:Evolution’.

4. Give me more Polaris and the spider-like Sentinels.

5. I want more shows based on the Xmen franchise. I WANT MORE!

6. With the success of this show, Marvel and Fox might be more unlikely to partner on the big screen due to envy.

7. I’ve missed Stephen Moyer so much. I wish his real life wife, Anna Paquin, can make an appearance as Rogue, on the show.

8. The Gifted tells a familiar story about family, only this time, there’s powers involved, which is a good thing. Family over everything.

9. The show having just ten episodes is good: a short and concise story, with action, intrigue, suspense, and more action.




‘The Gifted’ Premiere Is Intense And Beautiful

Any movie/ TV show weaved from the Xmen continuity is a must watch for me; having followed the movies diligently and early this year’s Legion, Gifted was naturally anticipated by me. And I was not disappointed.

The Gifted tells the story of fear. Fear of an uncertain future, one laced with prejudice, discrimination and stigma for being different.


The Strucker family, whose patriarch, charges mutants to jail for a living, finds out his two children are mutants, and like most people clouded by love and other emotions, he goes against everything he had ever believed and work for to protect his children. Running a similar thread, are The Undergrounds, a bunch of misfits bent of fulfilling the wish of their missing leader, Magneto, to sibdue the world instead.

The Strucker Family

The premiere was a strong one. Even though experience has taught us not to judge an entire show by its first episode, I can’t help but predict this is going to be a wonderful ride. Bryan Singer does a great job using TV budget to begin a promising story that is visually stunning as it is entertaining. The cast is right in all ramifications, so far, everything points to this show becoming a hit for Fox.

The story continues next Monday on Fox. Tell me what you think of the show.

Marvel’s Inhumans Isn’t As Bad As They Say

After about a month of waiting after the IMAX premiere, Marvel’s Inhumans have arrived on TV.The Inhumans property has been troubled for many years now. It was first billed to appear in the phase three of the MCU, but for reasons best known between the two bosses at loggerhead – Ike Permulter and Kevin Feige – the project never moved forward. Later it was announced the show will premiere on TV, ABC, instead, with an eight episode order for a short and concise story. Then came the real issue… from the release of the first trailer to all the screenings that followed, the show was accused of being cheap, and Marvel of cutting corners. Add that to the array of lacklustre reviews from critics, of which the show has a very poor standing on Rotten Tomato. To cut ling story short, Marvel Inhumans makes Iron Fist (season one) look good. After watching the two episodes premiere myself, trying hard to avoid being biased by premeditated views of others, I can confidently say the show isn’t so bad.

Medusa and Blackbolt

Yes, I enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to the third episode. This may or may not come as a surprise to many, but it’s my own view.
The costumes are cheap, very cheap, and unimpressive. I had a big problem with Lockjaw, as the CGI used to portray his existence kept rubbing on my face, announcing it was of low quality. But I tried to overlook all these, and keep an eye on the actors and the story.

Marvel’s Inhumans

The show boasts a very good cast. Take Iwan Rheon’s Maximus away (because ‘Game Of Thrones’ has shown us how good he is as an actor), I really got into Anson Mount’s Black bolt. For a character who didn’t utter a word, that says so much about the actor. Serinda Swan’s Medussa also impressed, enough for me to trace her TV background and realize she was Zatanna on Smallville. The bulk of the actors that made up the royal family were good enough, I enjoyed watching them move on screen. 

While the first ten minutes of the premiere wasn’t that impressive, the show soon really gets a hang over itself, and successfully establishes its plot. I do hope the story improved as it continues, as only word of mount (positive) can resurrect its dead bones.

Marvel’s Inhumans airs Fridays on ABC

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