Most Nigerian movies are almost always predictable unlike their foreign counterparts who prefer lots of suspense amongst other things.
If you have been following “AY’s” movies, you will know that it seems to always follow one pattern just like ‘’Trip to Jamaica”, “Suncity” and others.
AY makes movies with loads of humour in which sometimes are problematic because humour can derail an audience from identifying the main essence of a movie.
I was quite skeptical to see AY’s Merry Men. I didn’t know what to expect considering the average review of his previous movies. I eventually gave it a try, considering the hype over the last few months. I must also commend the team and SOMESOLUTIONS for a nice show and an awesome premiere.
The lovely concept of the “Agbada challenge” was really exciting as we saw different fans and stars go all out to show off their different attires.
The movie was written by AY and had a simple story which featured a lot of A list actors from across the country. The costumes were absolutely amazing, I am not a fan of “Agbadas”, but this movie made me love it as it showcased a totally different side of our culture to the world. They also made us realize how beautiful and unique Nigerian attires are.
“Robin Hood” ‘s storyline that was adapted into Merry Men wasn’t such a bad idea.
The movie started with all the Merry Men crew arriving in their luxurious cars at the Minister’s birthday party. They were the talk of the town in Abuja and constantly had funds to change cars and girlfriends as they please.
AY, in this movie, had an affair with the Minister, and later moved on to her secretary, which left her heartbroken. Ramsey on the other hand was in love with one of their team members who also worked as an EFCC agent, feeding them with useful information to avoid being caught. Jim Iyke went on to fall in love with Ramsey’s sister despite being warned. Falz, on the other hand, totally killed his role as he constantly cracked lovely jokes and comments all through.
The highlight of the movie was when they had to steal vital information from the Minister’s house that guided them to frustrating the effort of a wealthy man who wanted to buy a small village in Abuja called “Garki village” where he wanted to build a very big mall.
The Merry men fought tirelessly for the people in need, i.e they stole from the rich to help the poor.
I absolutely enjoyed this movie, and one of my best scenes was when Jim Iyke and his sister were leaving the church; Ramsey set up a fake team to arrest him in front of his babe just so he could have a surprise proposal.
The movie ended well, and most people left the cinema very happy.
This movie gets a 7/ 10.It was absolutely better than the others AY had featured in or directed.
If you are a lover of Nigerian comedy and AY, then you might enjoy this better piece by the comedian.
I am sure you will have a good laugh and do not forget to tell us what you think about this movie.
Director: Ayo Makun
Cast: Ramsey Nouah, Jim Iyke, Folarin Falana -Falzthebahdguy, Ayo Makun, Nancy Isime, Rosaline Meurer, Jide Kosoko, Fathia Balogun, Richard MofoDamijo, Sola Sobawale, Akin Lewis, BhairaMcwizu, KunleIdowu,
Casting 1hr 50min
Genre: Drama, Romance & Comedy
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