JAGUN JAGUN tells the Story of “a bloodthirsty warlord Ogundiji (played by Femi Adebayo) who is Powerful with Physical strength and potent charms …who feels threatened by the popularity of a determined young warrior (Gbotija, Omo Lagbayi) played by Lateef Adedimeji. Gbotija has the power to talk to the trees of the forest and he is love with Ogundiji’s presupposed daughter, Iroyinogunkitan, played by Bukunmi Oluwashina.
Ogundiji is scared of Gbotija popularity…put him to three Herculean tests, first to fight a close comrade of Ogundiji, Gbogunmi played by Ibrahim Yekini Itele.
Gbotija regards Gbogunmi as a father..but not to go against Ogundiji’s order, he kills Gbogunmi.
Secondly, Ogundiji puts Gbotija in a coffin for 7 days without food and water, he even goes to the extent of immersing the coffee in a river…Gbotija survives it.
Lastly, Ogundiji orders Gbotija to wage war against Alaje Town so as to avenge their attempt against his wife, Enifunto played by Fathia Balogun.
I won’t serve you the spoiler…but the question that you will need answers to are:
What was Gbotija looking for in Ogundiji’s Warrior’s academy?
Did Gbotija survived waging a war against the town of Alaje?
Did Love triumph on the Long run?
I leave you to answer all this when you watch JAGUN JAGUN on Netflix.
This epic action-movie stars Nollywood stars the likes of living legend like Adebayo Salami, Yinka Quadri, Dele Odule, Femi Adebayo, Ibrahim Yekini Itele, Fathia Williams, Debo Adebayo, Lateef Adedimeji, Bukunmi Oluwashina, Muyiwa Ademola, Odunlade Adekola and many more.
JAGUN JAGUN was co-directed by Tope Adebayo and Adebayo Tijani.
On Storyline, Screenplay, Plots and Twists…It was Okay.. especially when the real Agemo was revealed. It was touching and emotional. We score this aspects 8 over 10.
The Setting was Epic indeed…from the opening scenes, Landscape for Location was top notch as it created a proper traditional setting. Setting gets 7 over 10.
Visual Effects was good too …Niyi Akinmolayan did very well with the blood spills and other VFX…though it could have been better when the coffin was immersed in the River. Movie Buzz extra scores this aspect 6 over 10.
Costumes was perfect…Managing a large wardrobe for over 200 actors and actresses…would have been massive.
They get 7 over 10.
In Cinematography and Shots, The Use of Cranes and drones in taking shots aided the aesthetics of the settings and the way the story was told. Shooting the Fight Academy and training with drones was lovely.
The fights scenes were well choreographed and they did very well…a very good improvement from what we used to have in the past. Movie Buzz Extra scores JAGUN JAGIN 7 OVER 10.
The use of the Yoruba Language as a vibe was perfect.
One negatives for me in the film was in the area of The Constant Blood Spill.. It will be too Gory for Kids or others who are weary of blood to Watch…Though we must note JAGUN JAGUN is Rated 18.
In all..I will recommend JAGUN JAGUN for all to watch..especially those in the position of authority and power.