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Film Review: Bandits!
There are a handful of Nigerian Filmmakers that would make me visit the cinema to watch a film just by making it. A handful – and Muyiwa Aluko is on that list. That being said, I’ve known Muyiwa for his corny type, get you in your feelings Romantic Dramas, even though, he’s recently diverted to other genres. His most recent offering being the Comedy – Bandits.
Bandits is a tale of a ‘down on his luck’ young Nigerian whose rich uncle (of which he’s the only relative) suddenly dies. As the unlucky individual that he is, his uncle only leaves him a painting from his fortune, which he sells before realizing ‘its true worth’. Consequently, he has to try to get the painting back from a third party, after the gallery he sold it to, has already re-sold.
Sounds familiar right? I’m certain some of the themes in Bandits are things you have encountered in the numerous heist comedies Hollywood has released in the past – not that it necessarily takes away from the film.
What did I expect going in? Nothing. Absolutely NOTHING! As a person who constantly watches Nigerian films in the Cinema and documents my opinions on them, I have learnt not to expect much from Nigerian Comedies – even though this is the most loved and most successful genre for Nigerians.
Did Bandits manage to change my mind about Nigerian Comedies? Well, ...... #Gaan read the rest. #Link in Bio.