NR ReviewGenre: Drama
POSITIVES:Teaches a morale
NEGATIVES:Not a fan of Ama K's acting here
Once in a while you get a good movie: two parts, incredibly star-studded cast, interesting and entertaining storyline, all the works of an accredited film. But once in a blue moon you get a Leila Djansi movie
-Story: [4 out of 5] Once in a while you get a good movie: two parts, incredibly star-studded cast, interesting and entertaining storyline, all the works of an accredited film. But once in a blue moon you get a Leila Djansi movie. With Leila Djansi movies the cast can be anybody from somebody to nobody, it might not be amusing but it will definitely be enlightening, heartfelt and educating. Personally, I didn’t read the synopsis of this movie before watching. I had seen the trailer earlier but I wasn’t paying attention so I had no clue where the story was going. But it was great!
-Originality: [3 out of 5] To state it simply, I was pleasantly shocked with the difference of the story.
-Predictability: [4 out of 5] From the beginning, I honestly couldn’t predict a thing. This isn’t a regular African movie, it’s a great movie by world standards.
-Directing/Editing: [5 out of 5] Breathtaking! The cinematography above all was breathtaking. The attention to detail and motions was breathtaking. The motions in this movie was simply… (can you guess?) breathtaking.
-Acting Quality: [4 out of 5] Woohoo! I started this movie and all I could think was, “Isn’t that the Nigerian guy from Phat Girlz”, dayum. But onto important matters, I was happy to see Yemi Blaq: love the way he talks and love the way he acts. Doris Sackitey was amazing and I spotted Chris Attoh sitting at the dining table, I’m not sure he had any lines but seeing him was… (not breathtaking, lol) but great. Now Ama K. Ama K is a good actress. She can execute her roles and she can recite the lines. She is good at acting… but….But this is a GREAT movie! Don’t stone me but I just believed her acting wasn’t good enough for lead role material. Yes! She got stronger in the end but in the beginning I was like “Who the heck is this girl?” (and not just me cos I watched this movie with the family).
-Settings and Costumes: [4 out of 5] The person responsible for making Ama K. look so ugly deserves an award. Can you compare the person on the screen with the picture on the top left? The scar on Jimmy was top notch, (it wasn’t breathtaking but it was ugly and that was what it was supposed to be). Great job with costume and setting and make up.
-Video and Audio Quality [4 out of 5] On point
-Soundtrack [4 out of 5] The soundtrack really only came on at the end (that I noticed) and it was great. Since it was at the end it really wasn’t possible for it to do anything wrong. It can’t give anything away cos the movie is already over. The only thing it can do is be terrible, and yet it wasn’t. On another note, … the musical score was breathtaking!
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