-Story: [3 out of 5] To a certain extent, it was an arguably entertaining concept but for the most part it just seemed ridiculous. I mean, in what country (even if it’s an African country) does the VP leave her post to go and start fighting with a citizen over a piece of land. Granted, the land has oil underneath it… what am I even saying? This sounds like something my first lady (Dame Patience Jonathan), in all her ‘I-want-retirement-benefits-for-first-ladies-too’ glory, would do. Argument invalidated! lol
-Originality: [1 out of 5] It’s definitely a concept we’ve seen before with the whole power tussel and love-conquers-all mentality.
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] If you think about it long enough, I bet you can predict it.
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] It’s a two part movie (Thank you Lord!) but it also has some faults. Like excessively wordy dialogues and lack of research into roles (don’t let me even get started with that hospital scene).
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] Majid Michel is a beast! (and now that we’ve established the obvious, let’s move on…) I personally believe that Jackie wasn’t that bad in the movie although she does come off a bit rehearsed every once in a while. I could definitely not see anyone else in Kalsum Sinare’s. No other elderly Ghanaian lead has that much strength (…well… maybe Rama Brew). But Kalsum was indeed made for the role.
-Setting: [4 out of 5] In the words of Louis XIV as he commissioned the building of the Palace of Versailles… “Spectacle! Spectacle!! Spectacle!!!”
-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Hmm… now of course I should probably address all those colors of the rainbow that Jackie’s character was wearing in the name of clothes but… let’s just consider the possibility that it was the character’s personal style to be …. ‘bedazzled’ (lmao). Mbanu, there’s no excusing it hun… Jackie was more colorful than the rainbow
-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5] The hospital scene was, how do you say, lacking!
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Good
-Audio Quality [3 out of 5] Ok
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Nice
-Musical Score: [4 out of 5] O great Austin! Ye be the death of me…