NR ReviewGenre: Romance
-Story: [3 out of 5] It’s a cute little story…. that I’m sick and tired of watching. This is like every freaking movie from 200(insert any number before 8). I was listening to Russel Peters and he was saying something like, “all Bollywood movies are about one thing. Boy likes girl. Girl likes boy. But [...]
-Story: [3 out of 5] It’s a cute little story…. that I’m sick and tired of watching. This is like every freaking movie from 200(insert any number before 8). I was listening to Russel Peters and he was saying something like, “all Bollywood movies are about one thing. Boy likes girl. Girl likes boy. But they can’t be together”. After watching it, I was like “Ha! You just summed Nollywood up”. This movie is one of the sole reasons why stereotypes like that exist. One thing that didn’t make sense in this movie though, why would you convict someone for murder when the person they supposedly killed isn’t even dead?
-Originality: [0 out of 5] There is nothing original about this movie. This movie is like every other movie. Every other, Beyonce: The President’s daughter, pretty queen and everyother Pete Edochie as Igwe film. It’s overdone and we’re glad to see it go.
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] So there was a twist at the end. A little twist but still… all through the movie was overly predictable.
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] Kudos for making a movie in two parts but I take it back cos the movie was not all that. And who wrote the script? Who is the person responsible for these corny as hell lines. Honestly! WHO ON EARTH TALKS LIKE THIS? “O dear Nadine, I desire you” (***tires screech*** hold up one second, what do you think this is? Europe in the Victorian Era?) This isn’t Shakespeare, and in the tone of King Leonidas from 300, THIS IS SPARTA!!!! Sorry, I mean this is Africa.
-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] The only character I took a liking to was Ofia Mbaka’s character… not because of his singing (oh heck nah! I’m sick and tired of all these singing in Frank Rajah movies. Remember the “Oh Naja! You are so beautiful” song from Passion of the Soul? Please shoot me now) but because of his facial reactions. They’re classic. Olu Jacob played the typical Olu Jacob role that we are all getting tired of seeing. I think, in this movie, Nadia Buari was less fake than Stephanie Okereke. Every time Steph spoke I wanted to slap her. Blame it on the lines. Blame it on the delivery. Blame it on the carriage. Whatever you blame it on, it is what it is. Ramsey o dear Noah, fine boy no pimples. Held the role with class and panache. Delivered his fierce and stern roles effortlessly. Did the lover boy thing to the pits…. amazing work. Biola Ige… quit now! Quit acting already and stop torturing us all with your supposed acting skills. All I see is force. Force. Force. Forced!
-Setting: [3 out of 5] They were adequate. Loved the palace but Frank Rajah has definitely had a more flamboyant palace in his movies before.
-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] If not for the university babes (who looked like they all had rolled up in crayola in the morning and were clothed by a monkey with scissors), the costume would have had a perfect score. Because I had no problem with all the royal damasks and silks and the likes or even with the royal maids and guards’ uniforms. All was well… until the invasion of the college babes.
-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5] Most props were on point except this one. Now, I could try and say it in my own words but I don’t think I could state it better than this quote that I found online somewhere about it…
i almost broke my television when they showed a pool of blood on the floor and the nadine character claimed that it’s the proof of her virginity…okay, listen abeg, if anyone bled like that after they were disvirgined then they should have been in the hospital. i mean, was she having sex or being sodomized?
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Audio Quality [3 out of 5] Ok
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Lovely
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Nicely done