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Before God and Man

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Posted April 25, 2011 by in Drama
before God and man

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2/ 5

NR Review

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Screenplay:
 
 
SYNOPSIS: David was a successful business man, had a beautiful home and a pretty wife to match. He was a good man and very generous - maybe a lil too much -and God had blessed him with success. David was well liked by everybody - at least he thought he was - and due to his overly kind gestures, his people wanted him as the new king for their community, however some leaders were also eyeing Davids cousin Alex as a possible contender.
 
Cast: Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliot, Tonto Dikeh, Jackie Appiah, Emeka Amakeze, Chiwetalu Agu, Cha-cha Eke
 
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-Story: [2 out of 5] I rank a good story by how much ‘at the edge of my seat’ I am. But for this movie, I was looking for excuses not to have to finish it. It’s simply not gripping and neither is it baffling. However, it was well built and not all over the […]

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-Story: [2 out of 5] I rank a good story by how much ‘at the edge of my seat’ I am. But for this movie, I was looking for excuses not to have to finish it. It’s simply not gripping and neither is it baffling. However, it was well built and not all over the place.

 

-Originality: [0 out of 5] I have seen this same movie, in what many people call “many different shapes and sizes.” I wish Nollywood movie writers would realize that changing the name of a movie, a couple scenes and the actors/actresses does not warrant a different movie. 

 

-Predictability: [0 out of 5] I knew what was going to happen, not just from the synopsis but mainly from the excessive happiness of everyone in the first few scenes. Maybe I generated this from my years of Nollywood experience… or simply because Nollywood has become too predictable. I think it is the latter.

 

-Directing/Editing: [3 out of 5] Miraculously, I do not recall any moment in this movie where I was like Aha! for directing or editing.

 

-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] The acting was good. The little girl’s acting was a bit forced, I would usually ignore that because after all she is just a child. However, it’s not a valid excuse because children act in Hollywood, and their acting is effortless. Besides I recall watching a Nollywood movie a couple years back with RMD in it called ‘Little Angel’ and this little girl’s acting brought me to tears. Therefore, ‘she is just a child’ is not an excuse.

 

-Setting and Costume: [2 out of 5] It was generally good. I did not comprehend Jim Iyke’s agbada in the first few scenes where the collar extended all the way to his navel almost… so uh. DEDUCT.


-Video and Audio Quality [3 out of 5] It was on point.

 

-Soundtrack [2 out of 5] It was good, not mindblowing but good.


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2 Comments


  1.  
    chynma ikd

    haha honey choochi or watever its called

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  2.  

    No way! That’s just ridiculous, and they sold the movie with the name honey choochi? May God deliver us… those kind of movies are the ones that deserve the “IN GOD WE TRUST” ending of Naija Movies

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