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Oluwatobi Gbemisola

Comedian AY‘s sophomore movie, A Trip to Jamaica premiered at the cinemas across Nigeria on the 30th of September 2016 and although I wasn’t such a fan of his debut movie, 30 Days in Atlanta starring AY and Ramsey Nouah, I decided to see what this could be since Funke Akindele, the one we all too know as Jenifa was also co-starring.
Even though I didn’t get to see the movie from its very inception (got into it three minutes late), I began watching it with the hope that I would enjoy it. But did I?
As the minutes rolled by in the dark room of the cinema, I realised that I had been scammed with an overhyped movie production. I must give it to AY for a job well done in making us all feel that we would be missing big time if we didn’t see this movie. I would not totally make a joke of this work of art but rather encourage more creativity in the writing of not just the next movies’ scripts but for most Nollywood films.
When the actors in a comedy movie try too hard to amuse the audience, it usually does not end too well. This was not far from the case with A Trip to Jamaica. Also, the sound quality was quite wack. The effects sometimes were too loud that actual words were barely audible. At a point, I thought the movie was about two adults goofing around the world.
The movie would have been worth the while and money for me if it had a stronger plot. The great sides to ... Read Full Review

Comedian AY‘s sophomore movie, A Trip to Jamaica premiered at the cinemas across Nigeria on the 30th of September 2016 and although I wasn’t such a fan of his debut movie, 30 Days in Atlanta starring AY and Ramsey Nouah, I decided to see what this could be since Funke Akindele, the one we all too know as Jenifa was also co-starring.
Even though I didn’t get to see the movie from its very inception (got into it three minutes late), I began watching it with the hope that I would enjoy it. But did I?
As the minutes rolled by in the dark room of the cinema, I realised that I had been scammed with an overhyped movie production. I must give it to AY for a job well done in making us all feel that we would be missing big time if we didn’t see this movie. I would not totally make a joke of this work of art but rather encourage more creativity in the writing of not just the next movies’ scripts but for most Nollywood films.
When the actors in a comedy movie try too hard to amuse the audience, it usually does not end too well. This was not far from the case with A Trip to Jamaica. Also, the sound quality was quite wack. The effects sometimes were too loud that actual words were barely audible. At a point, I thought the movie was about two adults goofing around the world.
The movie would have been worth the while and money for me if it had a stronger plot. The great sides to the movie, however, was the fantastic acting performance by AY, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe-Etim and members of the cast. Also, the shooting locations in Lagos, Atlanta and Montego Bay in Jamaica were top notch. I had my moments of laughter too with some of the comical lines and actions by the actors.
At the end of the movie, I would say that I had really high expectations for the movie which were not met. It, therefore, follows that if you still intend to watch A Trip to Jamaica after reading this review, don’t hope to be falling off your chair in laughter from the hilarity in the film, just smile and go back home. Thank you for reading my two cents on the most hyped movie on this side of the Sahara.

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