Brotherhood is that movie that action movie that has comedy, the storyline,the actors,the action was so explosive,the third mainland bridge scene in the movie was everything,i was like finally they have given this bridge its shine not everytime lekki ikoyi link bridge.overall the movie was great
One thing we don’t really see with films from #nollywood is scale. In recent times, especially with the influx of more capital, well for producers who have the network capital and access to funds from global streamers, there is an appetite to go BIG! ‘Brotherhood’ made by @greohstudios is a theatrical testament to scale.
One thing that really drew me to this project apart from the the hardworking @jadeosiberu was at heart of it, was the involvement of @loukman_ali a seriously talented Ugandan auteur. His work on ‘Girl in the yellow jumper’ – an award winning mystery-crime thriller on @naijaonnetflix was just phenomenal – A absolute visual fest of cinematic brilliance.
I usually gush at collaborations because this is what we indeed move forward as an industry.
The film features very powerful performances from @tobibakre , an actor who has literally transformed his cinematic persona. His embodiment of this role as Akin provides unique insights into his impressive work ethic and grit that is now paying constant theatrical dividends. He looks every part the action figure. His onscreen dynamics, his ability to work well with other actors and his embrace of risks is truly making him standout. Just like that viral image of him falling off a horse, Tobi is falling into cinematic greatness in Nollywood.
@falzthebahdguy as Wale is solid. This role is devoid of the vocal histrionics that he used to showcase back in the day, when he changes character on social media. He truly embodies the character of a cop with balls on a mission. The onscreen tension between he and his twin is well orchestrated and you are compelled to root for one of them.
#Brotherhoodthemovie is ambitious, it’s not afraid to ‘go there and get it done’. The characters make an impressive impression on you. For one @basket_mouth His embodiment of a literal smoking criminal kingpin and criminal gang leader, Shadow, is believable. His demeanor is dastardly and he espouses a proper fear factor especially those lines “nobody go see shi shi…” and “…I no dey visualize your plan.
The ominous, deeply melancholic false pseudo- baritone speaking voice is a motif that characterizes his character and it works. That being said, he does not ‘go out’ like a Boss. He is taken out by one of his own, sitting on the ground dodging bullets and in serious disbelief about what is actually occurring. You can see this as ironic, extolling the virtues of that goody two shoes cliché statement that crime does not pay.
The man who betrays everyone Izra. Charming but cunning with so much underhanded chicanery. @OCtheGreatUkeje is an actor most folks love to love. He has given us scintillating performances overtime. This time, he is a different proposition and it’s compelling.
The #cinematography and color palette tug at the heart strings. The blocking of shots, the frames are laced with proper contrast. There is depth in the shadows and we don’t have blown out highlights. There’s an impressive use of close ups and wide shots in balanced ratios.
You clearly see the work being put in. In production design, the here’s the clever use of space and locations but there are question marks about that ATM heist scene especially with the wall not looking like a real wall.
I often celebrate when I don’t observe audio issues in Nollywood films. This is one I celebrate. From minute 1 till end credits, the audio is smooth. You can hear the dialogue, the audio transitions work. There is room tone.
Now for a very long time, I’ve always imagined what a movie action sequence on third mainland bridge would look like. Brotherhood gives us a glimpse into that. There must be praise for the audacity to do those stunts. The fearlessness of it deserves adulation.
The VFX, especially explosions are not a 100% in terms of physics and execution but you must applaud the audacity to experiment with it. I do.
I loved seeing #Samdede He’s a veteran and fan favorite.
The characters played by ex-big brother housemates were not too bad even though their presence served as ‘shots in the arm’ for P & A.
#Brotherhoodthemovie by @GreohStudios is big! It’s not just for the scale of it but the temerity to bravely do things that have not been done before in #Nollywood
I doff cap for this guys, the movie was worth it. Nollywood, we’re getting there.
Gross Box Office
|Sep 23, 2022||1||₦56618050|
|Sep 30, 2022||2||₦62002847|
|Oct 7, 2022||3||₦|
|Oct 14, 2022||4||₦|
|Oct 21, 2022||5||₦30679733|
|Oct 28, 2022||6||₦21584155|
|Nov 4, 2022||7||₦17460531|
|Nov 11, 2022||8||₦10697300|
|Nov 18, 2022||9||₦7441852|
|Nov 25, 2022||10||₦6662700|
|Dec 2, 2022||11||₦4757450|
|Dec 9, 2022||12||₦3705900|
|Dec 16, 2022||13||₦1540200|
|Dec 23, 2022||14||₦50000|