NR ReviewGenre: Drama
Ok! The first two parts: prince loves girl, girl goes abroad to get education, girl comes back with white man in the guise of research partner, everyone waits for prince to marry, so that prince number two can marry too, girl disappoints… watch out for part 3.
-Story: [0 out of 5] Ah! I don’t even understand how this is even something worth making a movie about. Ok! The first two parts: prince loves girl, girl goes abroad to get education, girl comes back with white man in the guise of research partner, everyone waits for prince to marry, so that prince number two can marry too, girl disappoints… watch out for part 3. Part 3 now comes and the storyline flips… now this is some sort of modern day “Egg of Life” (just a million times lamer, and entirely amusing in its attempt to be frightening). Not to mention that many things did not ‘daba’ (igbo for ‘fall in place’). For starters, when Emeka Enyiocha’s character first speaks to his mother (Joyce Kalu) of his intended, Esther Audu, he claims she is a princess. Only for us to find that the girl lives in a shabby building on a street with untarred roads, a father who looks like a palm wine tapper and a mother who looks like a tomato hawker (granted! It turns out that she is not a princess after all but the daughter of a chief… why didn’t they just say that in the first place?). And so many things didn’t make sense like why the white man is being banished for sleeping with a girl? Granted she was engaged to someone else… but wetin concern Kitchen stove with window pane? How is it anyone’s business?
-Originality: [0 out of 5] The first two parts were indeed original in their incredulity and the second two parts were an attempt at an over told story.
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] I didn’t predict that the sequel would deviate so sharply from the almost ‘love story’ we had in the prequel but then again (not to give anything away) ***SPOILER ALERT*** as soon as Ken Erics appeared in the 3rd part of the movie… We all knew (well at least I knew) how it was going to end. Because what do you think would happen when a major actor is introduced towards the end of a movie? Nollywood does not waste actors o.
-Directing/Production: [1 out of 5] First of all for making a movie this long… (shoots self). Then for making a movie this annoying…. (shoots you). Then for making a movie this ridiculous… ??? No apparent art in the cinematography (if I can call what they were doing cinematography). Many many-a-scene was the camera shaking. Even from the get go… the movie title was typed as ‘Royal Fantansy’. There was no timeline in this movie so really the viewer is left guessing as to how many years has passed… (how long was Esther Audu in London for?). And casting! O dear me… this white guy (whom might I add was the same white guy from the movie “Kings fall apart“, whom I strongly suspect is just an igbo half caste) is supposed to be from London (or some British place) yet the guys accent is even more Nigerian than my own (and trust me… I have a very Nigerian ‘Nigerian’ accent)
-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] Uche Ogbodo in a gra gra role (again). The return of Emeka Enyiocha (good news or bad news? You decide!). Enebeli Elebuwa on screen for the first time since we started hearing about his illness. Patience Ozokwor is not an evil queen in this movie (still a queen though). Ken Erics! It’s always amazing to see him on screen again. Esther Audu… the babe is making serious waves… You have no choice but to recognize. Jim Iyke! Hmm… on the plus side he doesn’t rape sleep with a girl in this movie. Extras annoyed me. But then again… the entire movie was almost all an annoyance… needless to readdress the issue of the wrongly casted half caste supposed britico with a Nigerian accent for an English accent.
-Setting: [2 out of 5] Loved the set for Enebeli’s palace… all other settings are… questionable.
-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Hmm… Emeka’s royal attire though… I no fit shout. Everything else was decent. Although the makeup for the supposed spirits could use work (painting kids in black? really?)
-Props and Graphics: [1 out of 5] From the vampire to the spirits to the ‘stone of life’ sef… not very convincing
-Video Quality: [1 out of 5] Eh
-Audio Quality [0 out of 5] In the history of horrible audios… this is definitely the worst.
-Soundtrack: [2 out of 5] I actually liked the first soundtrack but from part to part, the soundtrack just got gradually worse.
-Musical Score: [1 out of 5] musical score was good but the sound effects were absolutely horrid. However, at many points, the musical score becomes louder than the dialogues