The King is Mine
-Story: [3 out of 5] I usually prefer to watch movies, even if I have them on DVD, on irokotv for one basic reason, so I can read other people’s comments. Most people did not like the second part of this movie because according to them the movie did not end them. I don’t share their sentiments. I do agree the second part was not as good as the first on the grounds that it had some unnecessary conflicts like when *SPOILER* Jackie was accused of imposing her son on John Dumelo even though some one else was the child’s actual father, why didn’t they just get a DNA test? I mean it was 2009, there were DNA tests back then. And John’s excuse that he didn’t want the public to be suspicious was really unwarranted cos he could have gotten a private doctor.
-Originality: [0 out of 5] The first time I saw this movie in 2009ish 2010, I was running NR and I really could care less about Bollywood movies. However, of late I have started watching a couple of Bollywood movies and alongside that I have realized how much of a thief Frank Rajah is and I have had to go back and correct many reviews like Blackmail because they were apparently stolen works. Lest I digress, I’m watching this movie and I am thinking “I have not seen a Bollywood movie with similar storyline” so I’m thinking maybe this might be Frank’s only original work. Until… (ghen ghen)… someone on the comment section points out that this movie is a lot like “The Other Boleyn Girl” starring Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. Knowing me, I go and do my research only to find out that indeed, Frank Rajah is still a thief.
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] Like every Patience Ozokwor, Chiwetalu Agu or Pete Edochie movie, we all predicted that in the end, the bad guy will suffer and you can guess what happened at the end.
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] Start watching the movie and one of the first things you notice is that they appear to be using mostly ‘old english’ (i.e the thou doest as thou willest speech types) and I was wondering why but with the revelation of the fact that the movie is stolen from another movie set in “old English” times, the answer is obvious. Many-a-direction in this movie was just awkward. I don’t think I’ve seen a more awkward movie scene like the scene in which Luckie’s daughter returns from England and they are attempting to exchange pleasantries and playing a little game of “I-know-you-not”. The lines in this movie were just awkwardness embodied. I definitely also did not understand the last scene *SPOILER*, how on earth does Nadia stab herself (in the belly. knife coming out through her back and all) and then stand there and make a 10 minute speech with little effort. Na so dem dey take stab? And honestly, Frank Rajah has to be the least creative person in the creative field in this universe.
-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] This was John Dumelo’s first movie and the first John Dumelo review in a while where I can not say “John Dumelo did as John Dumelo does” because he did not at all do like John Dumelo does, JD 2012 is most definitely an improvement from JD 2009. What I could not comprehend was why he was attempting to deepen his voice when his voice is already naturally deep. It just came off beyond deep. Jackie was good, there was room for improvement definitely. Nadia was not half bad… she definitely didn’t worsen over the years. Loved Kalsum and Kofi, the only two on whom the lines were not as awkward. I usually like Luckie’s acting until she opens her mouth to deliver the lines. The extras were not that terrible for they were as equally terrible as the leads.
-Setting: [4 out of 5] All I have to say is that these folks spent money on the settings. Most definitely.
-Costume/Make-Up: [4 out of 5] Magnifique
-Props and Graphics: [4 out of 5] On Point
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Ok. 2009
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] The timbre was not consistent.
-Soundtrack: [4 out of 5] Austine Erowele, baby!!! Lol, the soundtrack for this movie was so amazing that Frank just up and used it in his next few movies whether or not they had anything to do with kings (i.e the main focus of the lyrics). Listen to the soundtrack below
-Musical Score: [4 out of 5] Gbam