Most of us have a love/hate relationship with African movies. And that’s because African movies can be so dramatic that you feel like you’re blatantly being played with, but at the same time they’re hard not to love because they’re always so much fun to watch—with how over the top they can be. Here are four ridiculous things that always happen in African movies.
The Sound Effects
I’m not going to lie, African movies really play with you. You’ll see a thirsty person getting a glass of water, and all of a sudden the sound effects get so grim … but it ends up being just a drink of water.
African movies can communicate any message with some over the top staring. Two people are in love? You’ll get some staring. My favourite type is when two people have beef and they try to kill each other with absolutely ridiculous stares.
I don’t even know what to say about the state of CGI in our movies. CGI pieces are always so bad that you have to ask yourself if we have any hope at all.
The Unnecessarily Big Houses
It feels like African movies set in cities spend about 90% of their budgets on big houses. If the movie is set in Accra then you bet you are going to be seeing some enormous houses that the characters fail to fill, making for mid scenes.