Taxi Driver

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. As of Tuesday, yellow taxis may begin charging more following an approved fare increase for riders. Taxi rates have remained virtually unchanged since 2006 and will now rise by an expected 17 percent. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hi guys, been a very very very long minute. I apologize for the hiatus and I know as always I would be forgiven. Bless you guys.

Before watching the Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo) movie I had seen only two other Nigerian movies (Ije and October 1) at the cinemas. I had made mention to some of my friends and colleagues that I would catch the movie the day it premiered which was 13th November, 2015 but one thing led to the other and someone really dear to me was mad at me so there was no ginger whatsoever to go to the cinema. I had a doctor’s appointment (strangely) the next day and after the check up I was advised to do something fun with myself but the only fun thing that came to my head was to catch a game of football with some of my mates. Sadly it was the International Football break so club football was put on hold for friendly matches, World Cup qualifiers and Euro 2016 play off games. DSTV didn’t have the rights to show the games I was interested in watching so it was a boring period for me.

I eventually went to watch the movie with best writer I know and the director of the DocuDrama #HerLines on Tuesday November 17, 2015. Choi I have not seen a better movie critic but that is story for another day.
When the movie started, the sound didn’t come on until someone volunteered to go and talk to the guys in charge, the good thing was we were barely a minute into the movie. I must say the movie started on wonderful note which apparently surprised me. I watch movies based on the characters and trust me Femi Jacobs wasn’t one of those characters that would drag me to the cinema so you probably guessed right if you thought it was Odunlade Adekola that made me go to the cinema on this day. I am a big fan of Odunlade but Femi Jacobs killed this movie as in he would be the reason I would watch the movie over and over again. As a matter of fact I would go to the cinema just to go and watch a flick starring Femi Jacobs henceforth.

A few minutes into the movie the fire alarm was triggered and if you remember what happened in Paris on Friday the 13th of November, 2015 you would agree it was right for us to have panicked. It turned out to be a false alarm, though a man and a lady walked out for a few minutes just to be double sure. The movie was really interesting but got confusing at some point. The last 10 minutes however shed perfect light to the story line.
I must say the Taxi Driver is the 3rd best movie “I have seen” this year just after Last Knights and Entourage. Yea my movie taste can be poor but I wouldn’t say those that support Arsenal or Liverpool have terrible taste, its a matter of choice #IDigress. I will rate the Taxi Driver 7.5/10 and that’s high for a Nigerian movie.

Thanks for your time guys and also your patience. Do have a fabulous weekend.

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