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Jagun Jagun; A Netflix Nigeria Movie

Jagun Jagun; A Netflix Nigeria Movie. Synopsis

Jagun Jagun; A Netflix Nigeria Movie. A young man determined to become a powerful warrior joins an elite army, encountering the wrath of a maniacal warlord and the love of a fierce woman.

Jagun Jagun; A Netflix Nigeria Movie. Plot

Jagun Jagun; A Netflix Nigeria Movie. A bloodthirsty warlord (Femi Adebayo) feels threatened by a determined young warrior, Gbotija (Lateef Adedimeji), who merely wants the affection of a strong lady and power. Ogundiji sends Gbotija on a quest of three trials to test his strength and capacity for advancement to a higher rank among his troops in an effort to contain the developing power and ability of Gbotija.

After surviving his first three tests, Gbotija was forced to kill the one and only woman he had ever loved. As his rage intensifies and his need for vengeance rises, he feels the urge to incite a riot against the strong Ogundiji.

Jagun Jagun; A Netflix Nigeria Movie Cast and Crew

Jagun Jagun; A Netflix Nigeria Movie was directed by a duo of Yoruba film industry maestro, Tope Adebayo and Adebayo Tijani The movie is produced by Femi Adebayo himself. The movie starred top Nollywood film actors like Odunlade Adekola, Adeniyi Johnson, Mr. Marcaroni, Bimbo Ademoye, Dele Odule, Yinka Quadri, Peju Ogunmola, Bukunmi Oluwasina Lateef Adedimeji and the rest.

Rating and Review

Jagun Jagun; A Netflix Nigeria Movie is a stunning film from Nigeria that sets new benchmarks for production value, sound design, and visual effects. There are, of course, certain flaws in the film, which highlights some important prospects in the field.

Some of the characters finds it difficult to really connect with the epic ascent of Yoruba, as this created some setbacks for the standard the movie possessed.

A set error was noticed at some point in time when a modern type of roofing sheet was noticed. Come on, this is an epic story. How did this fly? Why did the Production designer, Tunji Afolayan overlook this?

The voice over sound too dialogue like, or narrative like instead of it being consoling, persuasive and story like inviting. It sound too much of a voice over. A good voice over for a film of that pedigree should draw the audience in and do the work of bringing the character more appealing to the audience.

There were a lot of colour grading errors from shots not matching sometimes, while some shots looks brighter. Come on, I wasn’t expecting such from a big filmmaker like Niyi Akinmolayan. I want to believe that he can do better than this judging from the calibre of works he himself has directed these past years. You still have my respect always.

Another directing error that was first noticed was Gbotija being hit by a bullet. This character have some natural powers which enables him to have a compelling conversation with woods, and also command them. He should have been able to fortify himself before even thinking about joining the warriors for training, at least.

Amidst all of these, Jagun Jagun is a power packed and beautiful movie, kudos to all the team, most especially, the VFX team. The guys at Anthill did a wonderful job.

We will rate this film 3 stars. We hope to see more of this types of work from Femi Adebayo and other Nigerian filmmakers. If you will like to see some other reviews, you can check here. Thanks for reading through.

Olayinka Johnson is a Nigeria born Filmmaker, Film lover, Film critic, 3d artist and an Animator. Born and bred in the heart of Lagos during the mid 80’s. His love for story telling made him ventured into the act of Filmmaking thereby learning from the Industry expert. He has worked on various productions(Musical videos, TV Programs, and Films) as a hired crew member and have also produced and directed some Short Films for himself.

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