Yul Edochie, Sam Loco Efe, Chinwe Owoh, Zulu Adigwe, Stella Ikwuegbu, Geraldine Obi, Elder Maya Njubigbo
The king evoked curse on the land after he asked his guards to beat an innocent man to death. Years later he paid the price of the curse but kept it a secret until his death. His son who inherited the throne and also paid the price without knowing the cause to his problems. The gods of the land asked the King to go in exile to help put a stop to the curse. While he was away one of his wives discovered she was pregnant which surprised everyone. After she delivered, the baby was taken away to be killed in the evil forest but luckily for her the guard spared her life and left her to die in the forest. A princess left to die without a cause, only time will tell if she could ever be found.
The movie, Rejected Princess, is divided into three parts: Rejected Princess Part 1, 2 and 3.
-Story: [3 out of 5] An olden day kind of storybookish/folklore story that people who like traditional movies will almost-entirely enjoy. The only question I have is the relevance of Sam Loco’s character’s son in this movie. I was waiting till the end of the movie for his role to become relevant but it just didn’t happen
-Originality: [0 out of 5] Not really as this is some modern day baby Moses meets traditional Nollywood concoction. Not that original but then again not something we see everyday (especially these days)
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] Extremely
-Directing/Editing: [3 out of 5] I have to commend Charles on making a 3 part movie in which every scene is relevant. No overly prolonged scene (exempting the last and final scene of the movie where Nwakaego dances till thine kingdom come. But that was justified, afterall it was the last scene).
-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] First of all, I think I should start off by saying RIP SAM LOCO EFE. And now, to the review. Do you know what actress is really underrated and hardly ever gets all the credit she deserves? Chinwe Owoh. In my opinion, she was the standout performance in this movie. Yul, Sam and Zulu carried their roles out well. Ever notice how it is the same set of old men that play ‘village chiefs’ in all these Nollywood movies? I’m almost certain that the costumier need not give them chieftaincy caps and beads, they have their own already lol. All the extras and even some with actual roles were really horrible in this movie…. especially Geraldine Obi who played the role of Princess Nwakaego… I think I’ve been misfortuned enough to see her in a movie before this (fortunately, I do not remember the movie) but I really hope she either goes to acting school or better still, she chooses a different career path cos this ain’t cutting it. Cameo by director, Charles Inojie
-Setting: [1 out of 5] That was one hell of a (pardon my word choice) ‘ratchet’ palace. Don’t know what ratchet means? Two words: “urban” “dictionary”
-Costume/Make-Up: [1 out of 5] What I don’t understand is how Sam Loco’s character did not age a day even after 18 years had supposedly gone by in the movie?
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Video Quality: [2 out of 5] Ok
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Fair
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Loved it, then again I feel like I’m a bit biased towards entirely igbo soundtracks
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Loved the olden days-palm wine tapper-flute like musical score.