According to Mr. Imasuen, Nollywood producer/director, Lancelot Imasuen, the genre of the epic film is common worldwide, but the term is largely misrepresented in Nigeria. People erroneously see it as just "a style of filmmaking with large scale, sweeping scope and spectacle, often transporting the viewer to settings of old."
Mr. Imausen furthers his explanations: They '...equate the epic to a showing of mud houses, large crowds, and people dressed in raffia palm skirts. But the true epic is not limited to this; rather, it deals with themes that are of historical, national, religious, or legendary importance and uses an elevated style to celebrate heroic accomplishments. '
Therefore '...his desire to make epic style films is motivated by the wish to draw out important events from the past, and to relate the problems and solutions of the past to present realities.'
Have your say: is Mr. Lancelot Imausen correct in his assessment of the understanding of EPIC FILMS or MOVIES?