Saturday, 23 July 2016

FROM ATLANTA TO JAMAICA...WILL THIS BE A BETTER TRIP?

Following the huge success attained with ''30 Days in Atlanta'' grossing about 138 Million Naira at the box office. Celebrated Comedian turned Movie Producer, Ayo Makun popularly known as AY decided to take the trip further to Jamaica but this time, he has Actresses, Funke Akindele and Nse Ikpe-Etim as his escort to the Reggae Land. Is this a sequel to the Atlanta trip or simply a fresh idea...? 30 Days in Atlanta was quite funny but did not establish Ayo Makun as a grounded actor...If he claims to be one and there were so many things going on at the same time without a good continuity flow from one scene to another.

Many termed it as another Jenifa drama or Osuofia in London...I give credit to him for pulling off such a production but I do hope we will see a better acting delivery from most of the cast especially Ayo Makun because there are very good actors who can interpret comedy roles better than comedians...Funke should also note that being funny as Jenifa does not equate for this movie...Anyway, the movie has been shot and due for release very soon.

I am looking forward to laugh because I know I will laugh...but I want to see AY deliver some great acting skills in terms of dialogue and expression...I believe the Director, Robert Peters is highly professional and knows that the stage is very different from film...It means we expect AY should know that less is more with film. Above all, this is good for Nollywood in terms of cultural integration and opening more doors for more production. I do not expect less from Nse Ikpe-Etim...She is a better interpreter of comedy than Funke Akindele and by that I mean the sense of humor infused into the screenplay as dialogue for the actor. This should also be another platinum gross income for Ayo Makun...but please, do not surprise us with another trip.