NR ReviewGenre: Drama
From the beginning, when Zara was displaying some kind of x-men looking powers, I just knew how this movie was going to end. And sure enough, they spared no cliché or contrite detail. Including the helpful uncle that just happens to be a strong pastor, a couple of marine kingdom culprits, and of course an acrobatics-filled deliverance session. It was such a lazy ending.
-Story: [2 out of 5] I was quite excited to see that the movie was about multiple personality disorder and it had the potential to be rather interesting. However, the end result was confusing at best! Tbh, there were funny scenes but it felt too much like TROJ, where the whole movie felt incoherent despite some good scenes. There were so many unanswered questions, so many plot holes and gaffes. Why didn’t Zara/Christine/Belinda ever look into her problem? Is she really just realizing that there was something wrong with her? Why did she always act so surprised when people thought she had a twin? Why did that doctor diagnose multiple personality disorder as ‘sleep walking’?!
-Originality: [0 out of 5] The story was quite similar to that of Nicki in Heroes, who had multiple personalities, including a killer and a sex worker. And dem no even try with the storyline.
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] From the beginning, when Zara was displaying some kind of x-men looking powers, I just knew how this movie was going to end. And sure enough, they spared no cliché or contrite detail. Including the helpful uncle that just happens to be a strong pastor, a couple of marine kingdom culprits, and of course an acrobatics-filled deliverance session. It was such a lazy ending.
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] It was not the best, but it wasn’t too bad. The scenes appeared well executed. But one of my major problems was with a lot of the characters’ actions. For example, Belinda and Victor kept licking the supposed ‘cocaine’ like it was glucose; they did not snort this thing once.
-Acting Quality: [2 out of 5] Over-do. That always comes to mind when I see Tonto acting. She has the exposure and the money to really improve her acting but she insists on forcing out her lines in unrecognizable accents. Her role as Belinda had me so confused because I never understood anything that one said.
I enjoyed Muna’s acting; he was quite smooth when he was trying to chat up Christine. It honestly was not mind blowing but I enjoyed watching him.
Another person I enjoyed watching was Roberto Loner. He played Omoni’s husband in Guilty Pleasures and he def seems more comfortable as an actor. I was laughing so hard in his scenes (And the body is not exactly hurting my eyes .
A lot of the extras were either very stoic or very eager in delivering their lines, it was not pretty at all.
-Setting: [3 out of 5] It was appropriate most of the time.
-Costume/Make-up: [2 out of 5] Ugh! In the bid to make Zara some sexy vixen, she was dressed up in an all black leather costume that was so not fitting and managed to look like garbage bag.
-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5] The scenes were Zara was displaying supernatural powers were not the best at all.
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] It was clear and sharp.
-Audio Quality: [3 out of 5] The voices were in sync and the volumes were pretty constant.
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] I did not loveee the songs but they were easy on the ears and catchy.
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Austin Erowele did a good job.
GUEST REVIEW by Temitope Gafaar