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Do You Love Or Hate Nigerian Movies?

I hate Nollywood movies, but I really don't know why. Are they too real for comfort? Do they portray too many values that I disagree with? I don't know. The Nigerian movie stories just get to me such that I can't enjoy them.

On the other hand, I know a lot of people who really love Nigerian movies. Are you one of them?

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I hate Nigerian movies with a passion. I can't even begin to explain how I feel when I see one on. They are fake,lack meaning and depth,totally un-entertaining and poorly made (except very few). If my life depended on watching them,I'd be chilling with the big boss(#just joking#)

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Terrible work see www.nollywoodmistakes.com

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i hav lost count of how many times i hav falling asleep during a nigeria movie, especially da epic movies

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hate it, always unrealistic

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I've never appreciated the power of the word NO. Until now

NO

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Bad acting, bad storyline, bad directing, bad editing,

silly soundtracks, bad lighting etc well i think i have

made my point

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they are freaking disgusting!!!

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The problem with the Nigerian film is the lack of sustainable intelligent plot, underfunding ,bad casting ,mediocre editing , etcetera , the list is endless. Let me just say they are targeted at a very simple minded audience. I dont watch them.

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I don't hate naija movies, although now I don't have much interest in their english versions, because of too many parts. Also, I hate when they change the titles for part 3&4, when the movie is not even a sequel.

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I dont hate Nigerian films, you have to care to hate. I wouldnt be caught dead watching some Nigerian movies, they all have basically the same recycled ideas and are extremely predictable just by looking at the cast; if its Omotola, its definitely a love story, Alex Osifo, its definitely a "Juju" or cult film. I manage to watch the comedies, those are alright. Tunde Kelani also makes some cool films.

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i have a love/hate relationship with these films, especially after watching a film for four hours and the ending is horrible. for the sake of all those who feel like pulling their hair out after watching such films, check out my blog before spending another cent or hour on a useless movie

the nollywood critique

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and too much violence extremely horrible and vicious and impossible

Like they run out of ideas and trying to make it exciting.

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I think the english movies in Nigeria is absolute rubbish even may dead grandma direct a good movie but I live Yoruba movies even if I am not Yoruba and cannot say Hi in Yoruba still I always watch because there is full suspense. Kudos to yoruba directors.

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at least they r better than hollywood. Holly too rude and impossible , far out of reach or reality. boy and girl or man and woman meet for the first time and the next second they kiss and the next second they land up in bed or the ground. sex and Unclothedness pervades the holly films nowadays.

nollywood learn values, culture, biblical standards, even quote bible verses etc,

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I like SOME nigerian movies. Especially the old ones. My friend says the best ones are the ones that are in nigerian (but subbed in english). There are some nigerian movies I hate however. Some are too long, some are boring, some steal lines from other movies etc. etc.

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I'm not the kind of person that is accustomed to keeping it short, but there's no way I can spill my mind without increasing my b.p. (in a bad way, not the same way you feel when you see your chic) I hate Nigerian movies except for some very few ones made by Mainframe and one Ogidan guy. also heard that this Novia fella is doing quite good. They're not really my thing, my interest is purely patriotic. In four words, Nollywood is f**ked up!

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l like them,its just that they usually have the same old storyline

watch one and you have watched the rest!

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inferiority complex is killing the black man especially nigerians.

If those naija movies were made by Czech republic, all naija would appreciate it because it is foreign.

I LOVE NIGERIAN MOVIES. THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

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Nigerian movies?

They are full of poo.

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go to the previous page

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Ok. (Even though I can't remember where we started this from).

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Is that supposed to be ur new question?

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i love Nigerian movies.

reason? simply becos it is ours , i love it for all the good, bad and ugly. Naija for life!

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Lexyhearts,

1. Ur choice of example is faulty. Pornos are too far from d hollywood mainstream to be sited as an example. Assuming ur question was "What do u gain from violence/Unclothedness(not Indecency)/and other vulgar attributes of hollywood?", It would have been better. Indecency movie production can be related to Africa too, including Nigeria. So like I said, that was an inappropriate example.

2. The answer to ur question is simple. Nothing positive is actually gained from Indecency, obviously.

3. At d topic, to be innovative, there is supposed to be a limit to copy-catting which Nollywood does not recognise. The name 'nollywood' itself testifies to this fact. I would say a lot more but I don't think it would do d industry any better.

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Lexyhearts, so are u saying all foreign movies are pornos?

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d actors/ress are really workin hard 2 make nigerians enjoy deir movie but dey should add more grease 2 deir elbow good work luv y all

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:d i like nigerian movies coz at least u got a lesson to learn but what do u lean on Indecency movies,nothing.so i really like naija ,movies coz they make me feel at home :d

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Nigerian movies are so sad and best summarized by Basketmouth in Nights of a thousand laughs.

I think most (99.999%) are utter rubbish. No thought process put into the production at all. What they feed consumers are flimsy cheap DVDs called movies - no skills applied whatsoever to the process - there is no editing, no sound control, lighting, no storyline or something that totally sucks and they are always so repetitive and predictable.

The good news is that the Music Industry in Nigeria is different. We have talented people producing quality products - 2Face, pSquare, etc Bigups to you all.

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@Babatj

I agree wiv u man. I can't spend a minute watchn 'em.I feel like thrown up each time i watch em.We have good actors no doubt but the over paid ones are always in every movie.I wish things can change cos i am really interested acting in action movies.Lets hope Tinapa will change things

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I hate naija movie to d core, some of the so called nollywood actors and actresses over act their lines and pretend a lot, however there are many naija talented actors , talk about Joke Slivas ,Olu Jacobs,Gbenga Richards adefolalu thoes are my real actors, i will never spend a dime to buy a naija movie but will rather pirate them, nollywood ko nollywoon ni, damn it!

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movies have been made for 70-80 years, 15 years is not that long

besides with the new studio - Studio Tinapa, better productions will start coming out soon.

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@topic

I feel indifferent bout em

won't go out of my way to buy or go rent em

but, i go visit a friend and she/he has em, i'll borrow em

go visiting friends and relatives, i'll join to watch em

few of em are very good, some i gat no clue and they're meaningless,

some are silly and lack head or tail and some are just a pure waste of time.

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I hate everything about Nigerian Movies.

The recycled artists, recycled story line, No moral lessons to learn and poor quality dialogues with no punch line.

It sucks. Just seeing the artist (Old Ones ) particularly clamouring for wishywashy movies is all so pathetic.

Take a cue from Foreign movies, The Nigerian Filmaker needs a lot to learn.

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i think u are correct?

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@queen2

4get it. I don't argue wit 'nollywood' freaks.

'nollywood'? Epitomy of disgust.

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@felia,u in boston?me too. well, nice to know that.

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I don't think I hate Nigerian movies. I don't love them thats for sure in fact I can't stand them but I don't think I hate them. There is a lot that is wrong with the way movies are made in Nigeria and many of these things are forgivable. Like lack of funding, lack of technical expertise etc but there is no reason why you should keep a shot where the actress obviously stumbles on her line. That is what pisses me off about the Nigerian movies; avoidable mistakes that shows a complete disregard for the audience.

So I think the first step in making Nigerian movies better is attention to detail and respect for the consumer.

@Owoayo, Mel Gibson was an actor before he directed 'Passion of the Christ', Tom Cruise produced 'Last Samurai', Zach Braff wrote, directed and stared in 'Garden State' and 'Open Hearts'. My point is, it is ok and in fact quite expected for people in the industry to go from one role to the other as long as they prepare themselves for the challenge. That is the major problem with our film industry (I refuse to call it Nollywood) lack of preparation.

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po deep, it would be nice of u, if u go solve the problems affecting Nollywood that makes the name even disgusting to u

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critisims are welcome! yes at least we no go stab someone now! are we

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Nollywood disgusts me,from that darn silly name 'Nollywood' to the ultra-low output quality.All jacked off.Producers are greedy/stingy,directors are lazy,artistes dont learn from past mistakes,most of their scripts are wack,the make up artists dont know how to make anything but injuries up,they cant even make the artistes look good for the screen.Its all just way too jacked off & like I always tell my folks:it will take a while b4 I forgive Nollywood for their hideous crimes against entertainment.

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It's like that in "Nollywood" because the same people write the scripts, act and produce. Like Mr. Latin, Baba Suwe, e.t.c.

They write the scripts, act, and produce, and they are in almost every scene of the movie. And they don't posses any prior experience in producing or script writing. They should just stick to acting. You can never see Martin Scorcese, F. Gary Gary, or steven Spielberg in movie because they are producers, and thats what they were trained for. And you won't see Angelina Jolie, or Matt Damon producing either. because all they can do best is act.

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and may i ask why it is like that anyway

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@phoenixman

I totally agree, I think most Nigerian movies have weak storylines (especially yoruba movies), the dialogues are cheezy and sometimes u can predict the whole movie from the first scene.

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NO OBJECTION! AT LEAST superman sittin right here can only hope u agree there is always room for improvement!

hope so! so emm too harsh and emm critical well maybe at this era the movie is in

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tell then! the truth is these ppl are enemy of progress for real! silly ppl

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