MOVIE REVIEW: SUPER EXPRESS


In the movie ‘Super express’, all scenes were self-explanatory. It is a comic-action packed movie. There were some romantic aspects added to it but in a comic way. The film is indeed one film to look out for. And for those who hardly see things to make them show their dentition, this is one to make your ribs crack till you almost fall off your chair. It is a Chinese movie though, but it was properly translated to English on the screen. The movie was fairly long but not tiring. The actors interpreted their roles well. They made the film interesting to watch. For a number of scenes, it was hard to tell whether it was days, months, years that had passed since the last time a given character had been on screen. I love the plot twist; the point you would have thought that the courier- Mali (Chen He) and the Head of security Maggie would fall in love and end up together as couple. The funniest scenes in the movie would be the passage Mali always passed in order to bypass traffic and the treatment he always got. One scene makes you eager to watch the next scene.
The movie made use of a lot of shattering and stunts but they never bled. Infact, no injuries on the bodies of the actors, until the latter part where they put one very awkward circle on their heads and side cheeks, which to me is a poor makeup for injury.

Costume wise
• Just costume- nothing spectacular

Sound wise
• Could be better. There were some scenes the sound went off.
Just thinking
• I wonder how a constant reckless biker always scaled through without a scratch in the case of Mali, where he always bypassed traffic and passed a small neighbourhood where they always dealt with him. All through the film, not a slight mark, except in the last scene, but Wang Sanbiao’s own was an effort, after Gary beat him up.

Confusing scene(s)
• Nana claimed that it was impossible to walk around with the ugly cat statute relic when she told her fiancé-Mali that she was not holding the original, but in essence she was holding unto one, even though it was not the original.
• I really do not know what caused Ryan’s nose bleeding. Infact, I was surprised to see that, given the fact that where the actors had injuries, there was no blood gushing out…

Thumbs up:

Overall rating for Super express
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending (Extremely hilarious)
• SOUND: Could be better.
• DIALOGUE: Flawless flow
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Somewhat( because of the ending)
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Goo location. The perfect one for that kind of film.
• REMARK: Regardless the few discrepancies, it is one film people certainly need to watch. Extremely hilarious!
• RATE: 8/10

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artiste in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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