An aspiring warrior who encounters the wrath of a dreaded warlord must complete three deadly tasks. It's a journey that leads to the ultimate bloody showdown with a legend no one has ever defeated.
Gbotija fights for his life and his love in a tale of magic, power, and vengeance.
Nollywood epics have always been plagued with mediocrity. Lacking in substance, most of them failed because they are bereft of the most important ingredient that makes a good film of the genre; storytelling.
Jagun Jagun soars, boasting impressive cinematography, a wonderful plot, rich dialogue, and two stupendous lead actors.
Those who are familiar with Lateef Adedimeji's work won't be surprised by the sheer grit, determination and pathos he displays here.
As the unlikely hero Gbotija, the actor, who is one of Nollywood's best, shows such range, going through a whirlwind of emotions that you can't help but relate to his quest.
Femi Adebayo, another star who has made his mark in Nollywood portrays the antagonist warlord Ogundiji with such fetish that I have no doubt he was born for the role.
Together, Adedimeji and Adebayo constitute the Yin and Yang of a story that fuses Yoruba mythology and pacesetting action sequences elevated by an unforgettable score to take Nollywood epics to a whole new level.
Conversely, this film does have its weak points; a few annoying and unnecessary scene transitions, the expected cheap-looking special effects and lacklustre fights, and a love story that was not properly explored.
Its flaws aside, Jagun Jagun is a triumph and one I am proud to say came from the stables of the Nigerian film industry.