Posted April 9, 2012 by Nollywood REinvented in Drama
NR ReviewGenre: Drama
POSITIVES:Only one part
NEGATIVES:Could have had better production
The thing about Nollywood in USA movies is that you can fault them for everything but you can rarely ever fault them for not having a good story.
-Story: [3 out of 5] The thing about Nollywood in USA movies is that you can fault them for everything but you can rarely ever fault them for not having a good story.
-Originality: [1 out of 5] I am pretty certain that I have seen a movie with this theme before but the name of the movie has evaporated from my head
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] I’m pretty certain that most people, if not everyone who watched this, knew how the movie would end. Yet there is still the possibility that it might not have ended like one would have expected
-Directing/Editing: [1 out of 5] I personally thought that this movie would have been greater with a higher budget, better/actual actors, better cinematography, and more…. dare I say… effort (see…props and setting). Take for instance the last scene of the movie, *SPOILER ALERT* where Ramsey is packing boxes and loading a U-Haul and they are attempting to make it seem like Vicky had said no and sent him packing from the house when she actually said yes and they were just relocating to their new house. Any Tom, Dick and Harry could tell what the scene was attempting to do and any Tom Dick and Harry, again, could see through it. It wasn’t well executed.
-Acting quality: [1 out of 5] Two people in this movie could actually act, namely Ramsey Noah and Chet Anekwe. Everybody else, was not convincing. In the order of acting ability, I’d say it was Ramsey, Chet, Veeda’s mum (in the movie), then Veeda, and everyone else needs to go to acting school. Especially the guy that played her father. I was wondering why on earth Ramsey accepted the script other than the ‘green’ in the beginning, but it’s actually a good script. He could have predicted the quality of the execution. Let me not even start about Ramsey Noah’s horrid fun-e accent…
-Setting and Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Most of the settings costumes and make up was pretty decent. My only major problem really was the church set. The entire thing was all so shabbily done. A couple balloons and a chair does not equal a wedding set…. or maybe it does… even with that shabby set, I’d say better cinematography could have improved it. Another set that was nearly as annoying was the Benefit setting, again it was shabbily done in the corridor of some person’s house.
-Props and Graphics [2 out of 5] Going back to the wedding set… there was barely anyone in attendance. There was a lot of empty chairs and it looked generally haphazard. So did the set of the benefit.
-Video Quality [2 out of 5] Basic lighting problems where the video randomly switches from lighted to extra lighted to a tad bit dull to extra lighted again.
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Aside from the background noises and sometimes lowered voices that were not accommodated by audio, the audio was good.
-Soundtrack and Musical Score [3 out of 5] Ok