NR ReviewGenre: Horror
-Story: [2 out of 5] I like the story behind the movie (even with all its improbabilities), I just feel like the sequences should have been built properly and let everything flow into one another. It had a blocky feel about it (by blocky I mean it did not naturally follow. It was scene after […]
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-Story: [2 out of 5] I like the story behind the movie (even with all its improbabilities), I just feel like the sequences should have been built properly and let everything flow into one another. It had a blocky feel about it (by blocky I mean it did not naturally follow. It was scene after scene not event after event). There is a huge aspect of improbable in that, how natural is it that some female would be lost in the night and choose to knock at your door (at midnight o) and not only would you go to the gate and open it when you’re alone in the house (and you’re not like, the hulk or spiderman or something), you’d also give her a room. Ok! Let’s pretend that all this is probable, what kind of a winch would now go and seduce the man that let her in. And what kind of a man would sleep with a random female like that? I mean… AIDS is still real
-Originality: [0 out of 5] I wouldn’t say that I’ve seen a movie exactly like this before but little aspects within it like the “two timing husband motif” and the “neglected millionaire wife” motif are something we’ve seen before.
UPDATE: Turns out this movie is a rip off of the 2002 Bollywood movie “Raaz” starring Dino Morea and Bipasha Basu. And sadly, the theft is line for line and scene for scene
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] The sequence of events are not exactly predictable but the ending is arguably predictable. Then again if you’ve seen the original, you know what’s going to happen
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] Asides from the misspelled “Ivonne” in the intro and the lack of actual art in the cinematography, I can’t point on many other things that were a fail. I just felt like they could have made a much more convincing scary movie.
-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] Extras can’t act. I was actually quite impressed by Yvonne Nelson in this movie. I was actually quite convinced by her performance. There were points where she was just weak but she gave a strong performance in this movie. I mean, strong for the typical Yvonne Nelson that we are used to. Jim Iyke o dear Jim. Can you do a movie where you do not sleep with a female (more like where you do not sleep with Nikki Samonas – See “My First Wife“). It seems to me like Jim has transformed from the annoying (yet tolerable) American accent faking bad boy that we had in the 2003s to this self glorified supposed fashion icon who has this false idea that his body is the hottest thing on earth when in reality it looks like he has been overpatronizing the ab hancer (as seen on left). Nikki o dear Nikki, I’m at a loss for words for you. All I have to say is that you need to remember that African movies are watched usually by conservative Africans. I mean think about it, the Africans who want to see porn know where to get it (i.e. American movies) so if someone lied to you and told you that your career will progress by being slutty… then they did just that… THEY LIED!
-Setting: [3 out of 5] On point
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Good
-Props and Graphics: [1 out of 5] Some of the ‘horror’ graphics could use some work
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Ok
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Good
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] it succeeded in scaring me to the point that the only way I could watch the movie was on mute (and then again I’m the greatest chicken on earth so my reasoning might not be valid)