His Royal Majesty
-Story: [2 out of 5] I can’t even remember whether the story was fascinating or not… because that’s what happens when you make a movie in 6 PARTS! Are you kidding me? Stop it! STOP IT NOW! All ye movie makers in the “Heart of a Saint” and “Brave Mind” categories, STOP IT NOW! Haba!!! We are in 2012. Nobody has time to sit down and watch a 6 part movie… It. Is. Discouraging! What is this? And then you will now come and be changing the names like pure water so that who will now be searching for sequel after sequel? Mtscheww. In my opinion, judging by the soundtrack and… what the entire movie was 100% centered on, the movie should have just been called “Supreme Controller 1-6″(I mean, isn’t a movie’s title supposed to be that which is most related to the subject matter of the said movie? Or am I… again… asking for too much?). Or…… if they didn’t want to call it ‘Supreme Controller’ it should have been called… “Living in Bondage” (watch the movie and see why)
-Originality: [2 out of 5] Well… I guess… as per ‘supreme controller’ tinz… this movie is fairly original. But it still has some of the predominant motifs in royal movies though.
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] Extremely
-Directing/Editing: [0.5 out of 5] A six part movie? Really? In 2012? Taa gerrout jor. I’m going to note some errors made. For instance in the opening credit, Ken Erics (a whole Ken Erics) was left out. Tell me how you make a movie (in 6 parts!) and after the 6 parts you still don’t know the name of the actor who plays a major character within the movie? Again… Taa gerrout jor. Props on all star cast and all star crew (you’d think a movie with such a cast and crew will get a higher rating abi?)
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] Hmm… I hope I don’t talk too much for this one o… I’ll attempt to keep it short. First things first though, Oga Jacobs… Nobody ever fully appreciates Olu Jacobs’ acting skills. We all seem to take it for granted. There’s always an underlying air of “ah ah! No be Oga Jacobs wey don dey act tey tey? If e no sabi act na who go sabi?” Regardless, give honor to whom honor is due, Olu Jacobs is a strong actor… does great work. Yul Edochie literally becomes the character, the fact that we don’t scream his name from wall to wall is astounding cos the guy has so much untapped potential, it’s a good thing he broke out of the typical ‘lover boy’ so as to show the world what he can do. Mercy was astounding even though her role in this movie was not that pronounced. Walter Anga is definitely getting better by the day…… but he’s still not quite lead role material yet. Chinyere Wilfred! I see madam is coming back in full force. She was in the movie “The Enemy I See” earlier this year alongside Mama G! It’s good to have her back. Ken Erics! Nna… e bukwa something. Astounding actor and I love his rate of growth… in fact, he is even getting fatter haha… money good. Moyo Lawal. Alright dear, imma need you to stop being an ashawo for just one movie. Ahah! (you might remember her for her ashawo role alongside Majid Michel in “Victims“). Ese Brodricks, I thought you were getting stronger as an actress but uh… what was this? Oma Nnadi…. I got love for you. Guest appearance by Olisadebe Chike and Ifunanya Igwe
-Setting: [3.5 out of 5] Nice… omo even the palace sef looked like a university campus
-Costume/Make-Up: [4 out of 5] Uche Nancy definitely outdid herself (I mean look at Mercy’s outfit on the DVD cover alone). It was like she was writing a clear and bold statement to Chiemela Nwagboso as in “I STILL run this!”
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Omo see me see convoy… I mean, see cars, see cars.
-Video Quality: [2 out of 5] Ok but couldn’t see very well in the night scenes
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Background Noises!
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] …although all they said was “Supreeeeeme Con.troller… Controller… supreme!”
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Nicely done
Honestly, you’ve got to give props to all those who play the role of ‘dibias’ or ‘native doctors’ in Nollywood.
But more important than these dibias are those who write their lines and conjure in their head all these ridiculous requirements for a sacrifice. According to the chief priest in this movie ‘for the King to be cleansed’ it is necessary that:
“All the maidens in the palace must stand nude in the sun for 7 minutes (there are a total of 26 maidens in the palace, by the way). And then they must pee in a bathe one after the other. After which, the one whom they call the ‘maiden of honor’ shall bathe with the pee in the bathe (you think that’s ridiculous, anyi ebido be yet… -we haven’t even started yet). She shall use no towel after the bathe (…of pee, lmao). The urine must dry on her. After that, you will be cleansed”
Hahaha abeg I cannot contain my amusement, what the heck does bathing with pee and peeing in the sun have to do with cleansing?