JAGUN JAGUN: A Spoiler Free Review
Femi Adebayo’s transition from Jelili to Ogundiji is amazing. Once again, Yoruba film is leveraging its rich historical culture to reach a global audience.
Starting with an opening scene that leaves you glued to your screen, you are assured the film is just as the name implies. “Jagun Jagun” which means ‘The warrior’ or ‘War fighter’. If you don’t like war films, this might not be for you unless you decide to give it a shot.
The cinematography, visual effects, and makeup deserve all the flowers in the world. And the location? The film carried tourism on its back, because where are those beautiful places located?
It was a star-studded film and everyone delivered their roles perfectly. And it shows us that Yoruba actors are world-class in their art with perfect directing.
Lateef Adedimeji as Gbotija gave Merlin a run for his money, and his relationship with Gbogunmi was giving Gaius-Merlin.
Gbotija and Iroyinogunkitan had good chemistry, and you can only wish the ship sailed in the end. Love in Chaos usually has a good ending, but the producers had us there.
The sound was amazing, particularly during the fight scenes, where you can hear swords clashing with each other and horses neighing.
Finding out that the bloodsucking devil “Agemo” was actually someone you would never suspect was jaw-dropping, and that is a TWIST!
Ogundiji protecting his child in another town while he sent other people’s children on deadly assignments highlights the reality of the political scene in Nigeria, where politicians send their children abroad and ruin the future of the youths.
Erinfunto sacrificing her womb in exchange for power shows how much power-intoxicated political leaders are willing to go to acquire or retain power.
Gbotija’s message to his fellow youths is for Nigerian youths to unite and fight against evil politicians.
In the end, it was a good movie, but we would have loved to see how Gbotija escaped from the water after the trees failed him. A solid 8/10, and we absolutely recommend it.
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