My First Wife
NR ReviewGenre: Drama
It really isn’t such an original storyline in that it is a concept that has been explored before. It has it’s own original motifs but for the most part, it’s nothing fascinatingly new (except the full blown nudity… that’s definitely new).
-Story: [1 out of 5] For the purposes of this review… I’m going to ignore all the kini ko and orisirisi. The movie got off to a slow start (a slow middle and a slow end) but still has a story
-Originality: [1 out of 5] It really isn’t such an original storyline in that it is a concept that has been explored before. It has it’s own original motifs but for the most part, it’s nothing fascinatingly new (except the full blown nudity… that’s definitely new).
-Predictability: [2 out of 5] Comme si, comme ca (so… so)
-Directing/Editing: [0 out of 5] I strongly believe that the director had no directing capabilities because the movie has little aspects that are on point but it lacks the art in the directing to tie it all together into a masterpiece (or a mistresspiece at the least). Untapped potential? No… I’d say Misplaced potential.
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] Impressive acting actually. Impressive in that even the extras could act. Rita Dominic is an amazing actress (why she agreed to act in this, like Dangerous Maiden, is beyond me). See the way she was twitching all over the place like an epileptic child. Amazingly convincing act. Jim Iyke needs to brush up though. In some scenes, he was beyond convincing, in other scenes it seemed like he was trying to force an accent and he lost me (by the way my guy needs to loose some weight though… sheesh). Jibola Dabor… the only old man with swag (Jay-Z said it’s ‘all black everything’ well Mr. Dabor says it’s all white everything. White kaftan, white pants, white shoes and semi white walking stick… gerrit sire, nothing do you). Joyce Kalu is very very close to joining my list of actresses who need speech therapy. Love. Love.. Love… Ebere Okaro!!! That is all. Guest appearance by Paul Sambo
-Setting: [4 out of 5] Beyond on point… money was spent
-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Well done… now if only Nikki would wear some clothes. What was up with the shades in the house though?
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] On Point
-Video Quality: [4 out of 5] Ok
-Audio Quality [0 out of 5] Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. Terrible. Terrible Terrible. Disaster!
-Soundtrack: [0 out of 5] O my dayz, what a massive mess… see above for one of the soundtracks which is apparently dedicated to Jim Iyke. I’m guessing that this movie is to Jim Iyke as “Buddah hoga tera baap” is to Amitabh Bachchan (I can’t believe I just made that comparison) the only difference is that the latter actually has a reason for having a movie dedicated to him.
-Musical Score: [2 out of 5] No major problem for me other than at some point the musical score was the instrumental version of Justin Timberlake and Timberland’s “Cry me a river” which was not referenced at the end. Give honor to whom honor is due folks!
I think it’s time that anyone who ever called Tonto Dikeh a whore for acting in movies like “Men in Love” (where all she did was gyrate under a duvet) went back to her and apologized because whatever gyration or provocation she did in those movies, are nothing compared to what Nikki Samonas brought down in this movie.
The true (insert whatever word you deem appropriate here) have now surfaced…
I have never seen (even movie extras) that pull out their boobs in a movie (in an AFRICAN movie). Yes! Maybe guys reveal their butts (Majid in “Why Marry” & John Dumelo in “Men in Love” and “4 Play“) but a woman that shows her full on boobs to the world in a movie… not just that but permits Jim Iyke to…oh how do I say this kindly?… suck on it?
Ahhhh! Wahala dey! It’s all over.
So… Tell Me
Help me see madness in high places o…
I watch movies on irokotv.com most times because I like to read the comments as they are usually more amusing than the movies themselves but sometimes I honestly cannot fathom what kind of brains most people have. I had mentioned the kind of ridiculous comments people left under the Fazebook babes movie, now here are the ones that blew my mind for this movie (i.e A NOLLYWOOD RATED R PORN SHOWCASE)
- I am not Nigerian, but I love Nigerian movies especially this one it touch my heart.
- Oh and by the way Jim, I sooo loved your total swagg – not to mention your workout antics – truly inspired me to get off my backside and get real with defying gravity! Lol! (Hello!!!!! Jim Iyke was fatter than a cow in this movie #Exaggeration)
- year its real of-cause..Sofia deserve an Award… (Sofia is Nikki’s character)
- But hey nollywood dey move up sha.. (if this is what up is then may we please stay down IJN)
- generally, not a fan of Jim Iyke but he won me over in this movie. (Alright I give up… I QUIT… hia! Madness in high places)