BY ‘SEGUN ODEJIMI
The trailer for Opa Williams‘ “hilarious” production, Three Wise Mean sneaked in on us over the weekend and we have watched it a couple of times over.
Three Wise Men has a cast list that features Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Zack Orji and Victor Olaotan as the rich, retired three wise men as well as the experienced Tina Mba and Ebere Okaro.
Directed by Pat Oghre and set to hit cinemas in October, the film attempts to show the three men, armed with N35million each, adopt a much more youthful lifestyle.
Here’s what we learned from the trailer. Or not.
- Is it just us or does this trailer say absolutely nothing? Let’s forget about whether it makes us look forward to something or not, this trailer, on its own, looks like a large room empty except for a few pebbles that litter the floor. No matter how much you try to focus on the pebbles, all you see is a massive empty space. This trailer is an empty space littered with images of the actor. You doubt? Watch the trailer while totally ignoring the text. Do you leave with anything?
- This film will quite likely be a waste of time. Except you just like looking at RMD’s grey beard. It says a lot that we watch the trailer of what is supposed to be a “hilarious comedy” and not one bubble of excitement develops within us. This doesn’t just seem like the fault of a badly cut trailer. It smells of something more.
None would be happier than us to be proven wrong, though.
- Oh thou Nollywood, blessed by the gods with RMD. Richard Mofe Damijo is Nollywood’s proud answer to India’s Amitabh Bachchan – respected in youth, revered in age. If there’s any reason we can conjure to watch this film, it is to see another masterclass from this legend. We need no soothsayer to announce to us that RMD will be the pillar on which this film leans.
In all, we strongly hope that after seeing this film, we won’t have to ask ourselves this fundamental question that seems to elude many Nollywooders (good name abi?): Would anyone have died if this film wasn’t made?
Watch the trailer below: