-Story: [4 out of 5] Six. Parts! Chai… tufiakwa unu(God forbid)… lol. Alright on a serious note, this movie might have been in six parts but it was entertaining every minute of it (disgusting at many parts, but entertaining).
-Originality: [1 out of 5] For the most part, the underlying poverty storyline is one that we’ve seen before but with a bit of a difference this time.
-Predictability: [3 out of 5] Not in so many words… let’s just say that it’s not what you’d expect of a movie like this.
-Directing/Editing: [1 out of 5] Alright? Six parts??? Uturu gbagbuo gi eba u Ernest lol (fancy igbo for God punish you there). I think the real shocker for me was that I managed to sit through it all and it really wasn’t that painful. Regardless, not many people are going to sit through all of this and it’s just not acceptable to make a movie in 6 parts (what is that? 6 -8 hours? Haba.. even if na ROOTS). The cast broke into igbo in many scenes and I thought that those scenes should have been subtitled for the non-igbo viewers. A big kudos however to the casting director. Casting the igbo-est of the igbo boys in Nollywood, Chigozie Atuanya, alongside the original wonderboy*, Mike Ezuruonye, was just pure genius (* – Wonderboy was the character played by Mike Ezuruonye in the movie “The Celebrity“).
-Acting quality: [4 out of 5] After seeing Chigozie Atuanya and Mike Ezuruonye in this movie… I think I want a very igbotic and razz husband (I mean GQ with igbo swag). I want that konk… igbo kwenu style… Gba gbuo that American accent. Gba gbuo that fle fle fle they speak in the name of British accent. Gba gbuo everything…. I want me a villager (‘gba gbuo’ is igbo for ‘fashee’ which is pidgin for ‘forget about…’). Lmao alright on a serious note though Chigozie and Mike literally murdered the roles. They were effortless. They were inspiring. I mean these guys were so good that as soon as they finally got rich. I paused my movie and did a dance. I’m not talking stanky-leg Americana style… Nna… I straight up azonto’ed out of joy. The drama was so well developed that you could relate with the pain. The viewer literally goes through the sorrows with the actors so much so that when they finally get relief, we too are relieved. And then Mama G and Aunty Ngozi… ah ah!!! Practice they say makes perfect. Mindblowing combination. Effortless chemistry. They were like sisters in the movie but they played it like they were sisters in real life too. Hmmm…. see the stylistic return of Ernest Obi. All these actors tryna pull a comeback in 2012 though? #NoComments. Camilla Mberekpe! This lady literally lights up my screen. The ‘tea or coffee’ queen is just a bundle of jokes and it’s really sad that the non-igbo viewers missed out on the humor. Cos most of the funny stuff weren’t said in English (e.g. calling someone ‘onye ofe mmanu’ is much more painful than calling them ‘palm oil person’). The girl who played ‘Nkechi Elegha’m face*’ (Elegha’m face – igbo for ‘look at my face’) had really weak acting skills (to state it kindly). If not anything, the casting in this movie was superb and the actors killed it (except Nkechi elegha’m face… she was too busy looking at her face). Who knew Mama G could speak Yoruba too? Ah ah… Aunty anyi (our aunty), you too much sha o. Truly truly ‘Mama G. G for General. General in Lagos. Aba. Abakaliki. London. US…’
-Setting: [3 out of 5] Well done especially with the native doctor’s shrine
-Costume/Make-Up: [4 out of 5] Outstanding job by Akeem Onilogbo… I was thoroughly disgusted.
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] From red sea to flying vulture, work was put in and even though it wasn’t perfect it wasn’t sub par.
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Suddenly mutes at some intervals
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Good
-Musical Score: [4 out of 5] Amazing