The Three Widows
NR ReviewGenre: Drama
First of all it’s a 4 part movie… so… you can’t go further than a 3 on this. There was no apparent cinematography (actually, there were many shaky camera scenes). Some arguably overly prolonged scenes and some downright unnecessary scenes.
-Story: [1 out of 5] I wouldn’t call the storyline entertaining per say but the fact is that there IS a story line (more than I can say for many movies) and some people might find it entertaining… those ‘some people’ just ain’t me
-Originality: [1 out of 5] As a whole, it’s originality can be argued but the whole in itself consists of parts that we, the viewers, are way too familiar with.
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] What gives?
-Directing/Editing: [1 out of 5] First of all it’s a 4 part movie… so… you can’t go further than a 3 on this. There was no apparent cinematography (actually, there were many shaky camera scenes). Some arguably overly prolonged scenes and some downright unnecessary scenes.
-Acting quality: [1 out of 5] Stand out performance…. Queen Nwokoye! I really hope this girl realizes her worth soon o and upgrades herself because her acting skills are at the same level with people like Mercy Johnson and Ini Edo, yet (because of the roles she takes… and mainly her PR) she is being grouped on the same level as people like Collete Orji (don’t know who that is? My point exactly). Oge Okoye was not a slut in this movie… so I can’t even complain. Zubby Michael is definitely not YET lead role material… there are many places in which he is just forcing the whole thing. Rukaya Mashoud, first time I’m seeing her on screen. Not that bad… but not exactly great!
-Setting: [1 out of 5] I’ve seen low budget movies before… I mean, heck this is Nollywood we’re talking about, more than 60% of our movies are low budget. But in 2012, most people tightened their seatbelt/shoelace/buckles and put more effort into their productions. I’d have to say, that in the history of low budget movies I’ve seen all year, this has got to be the most ratchet low budget movie of 2012. I mean, see the king’s throne room sef? It looks like under canopy… Ngozi Ezeonu in all her beauty and class just looked so out of place in the room. Should I even mention the Prince’s city house… the furniture? Looks like it fell out of pre-Biafran war era. The carpet? The couch? Argh… and the guy even has the audacity to hire gateman? I mean seriously? How about we take that gateman’s salary and use it to do some renovations to this so called house of yours.
-Costume/Make-Up: [1 out of 5] This! Is what happens when you are too cheap to hire Uche Nancy or Chiemela Nwagboso.
-Props and Graphics: [1 out of 5] Taa gerrout! See the so called guards using cutlass as sword!
-Video Quality: [2 out of 5] Ok
-Audio Quality [3 out of 5] Not bad
-Soundtrack: [2 out of 5] Eh
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Nicely done
The Three Widows,