NR ReviewGenre: Drama
Aha! John Dumelo trying to speak pidgin… Uhm… no baby, don’t do it again. Never ever try it again lol. Tonto Dikeh played her role well in my opinion (now if only she’d master English and enunciation as well, I’d never have a complaint again)
-Story: [2 out of 5] Let’s establish some things from the get-go… Yes! This movie had a storyline… Yes! It was going somewhere and Yes! In the hands of better production it might have been an amazing movie. Maybe! Someone somewhere learnt a moral from this movie but No! The movie did not explore its full potential and No! it’s not entertaining and gripping from A to Z. The ending was disappointing and within the story itself, it seemed to be diverting a lot and adding a bunch of unnecessary scenes.
-Originality: [2 out of 5] Originality in the sense that it is the first semi porn flick out of Africa? Nah, Frank Rajah and dem dem people have been doing it for a while now (Hello… “Heart of Men“). Originality in that it is the first semi porn flick out of Nigeria? Nope (See… “Dirty Secret“). Originality in the storyline maybe? Well kinda sorta… it reminded me a bit of “My Sister’s Honor” (with the whole forced to live with an older man when you have someone else you love) to a certain extent, and then it reminded me of Demi Moore’s “Indecent Proposal” movie (which, might I add, Ghanaians gleefully and illegally made a rip of titled “A Night with Her“)
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] Bleh…
-Directing/Editing: [0 out of 5] First of all, it’s a four part movie so… it can’t get higher than a 3 in this section and then there is the issue of all the unnecessary scenes within the movie. And then casting… who is the idiot that keeps on casting Biola Ige? Honestly, I want to know who this babe is either related to or sleeping with cos I need to redirect actual talented people to start sleeping with that person too…. lol jk
-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] Aha! John Dumelo trying to speak pidgin… Uhm… no baby, don’t do it again. Never ever try it again lol. Tonto Dikeh played her role well in my opinion (now if only she’d master English and enunciation as well, I’d never have a complaint again). Jibola Dabor o… the sooner you break out of these your usual incestuous and pornographic roles, the better for all of us. Extras were mostly horrid. Rest in Peace Ashley Nwosu. Now to Biola Ige’s matter… if they had excluded her from this production entirely, they would have probably managed to garner a little bit less insults from this movie than they actually did. I’d like to describe this girl’s ‘acting skills’ (or lack thereof) but no words can compare to those used by BabyP of NaijaRules:
Saving the worst for last. -Biola Ige ( I had to check the credits at the end for this girl’s name). I have seen her in like 3movies now and I want to say F**K off cause she can’t act. Someone plzzzzzz
her in the leg n get her off my screen cause this girl is worse than a waka pass. She won’t know the meaning of acting even if it bit her in the ass
Ahah You can’t shoot the messenger… if to say na me talk am now, all of those jahbless creeps will begin to go in on me in the comment section with their “jealousy will trap you right where you are, instead, learn to let other peoples success inspire you” bull. Haha… NR has definitely made me ‘stronger’ and a ‘better person’ cos if not eh (dot dot dot)
-Setting: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Lol @ Tonto Dikeh in her ‘strip tease’ costume
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Not bad
-Audio Quality [3 out of 5] Ok
-Soundtrack: [2 out of 5] Hmm…
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Nicely done
As Africans, our natural tendencies are to rebuke all movies that are not of the norm. By ‘not of the norm’, I mean semi-porn movies, movies about homosexuality and any similar movie. However, for the purposes of this review, I’d like to ask that we all remember that it is still a movie… it still has all the inner workings of a movie (a story, a cast, setting and the likes). Hence, if you are of the opinion that just because the movie is unconventional and does not fit to your overly traditional opinions of Nollywood, then it should get a horrible review… I’m sorry to disappoint you but I will not conform to those rules.
From Yoruba movies to twi movies, from thrillers to comedies, from porno’s to traditional movies, I will still use the same standards and attempt to be as fair as possible.
Now does that necessarily mean that I’m pro the industry’s recent turn towards over westernization? I really can’t say… my own is simply “don’t add any otherwise unnecessary appendages to a movie, just so you can sell”.