-Story: [1 out of 5] I was really disappointed with the storyline of this movie… I mean the trailer gave the impression that they were about to explore some really deep psychological issues. I felt like I was going to be getting a really dramatic, tear inspiring movie. The movie started off like so with the above quote and a scene in the rain and I’m like ghen ghen… and then… NOTHING! It rained again and NOTHING! It rained over and over again… nothing bad happened. I mean which kain yeye thing be that. You can’t even argue Post Hoc… Ergo Propter Hoc for this one cos it only happened once. In fact, nothing bad ever happened to her when it rained. Her mother didn’t die on a rainy day… she was just buried on a rainy day so no be rain cause the mama death. Then why the heck is the movie called rain? What does rain have to do with anything? It’s like you’re basing an argument off of an occurrence that only happened once and never again, only to find out that that singular occurrence is not even valid for the argument you’re making
-Originality: [0 out of 5] They diverted from what could have turned out to be an amazing storyline into a spiral of cliched B.S (Bubbly Sprite). Honestly!!! I am so vexed right now for what greatness the story could have been, and to think they abandoned that for a stupid love-triangle, “rich papa no like broke boyfriend” storyline? Really? This is like a combination of “Silent Scandals” meets every other Pete Edochie movie meets “Letters to a Stranger” meets “The Groom’s Bride” in a very warped way.
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] When the storyline is that of a love triangle… there are really only three possible options and I’d already mentioned each above. Option 1: You could go the Letters to a stranger route and have the girl return to the least likely candidate. Option 2: the extreme opposite of option 1, which is… she returns to the most likely candidate as Majid did in The Groom’s Bride or Option 3: We take the middle ground. Nobody wins. As Genevieve and Chelsea did in “Silent Scandals”. Which one do you think this movie took?
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] Whilst watching this movie I got an overwhelming feeling of ridiculousness. From the drowning scene to the professing of love to the running in the park to the return from Harvard to the Artus visiting Nadia in Harvard (really? I’m not even about to touch on that sef, I’ll just respect myself). I did see an actual attempt at cinematography in this movie which I commend the director for.
-Acting quality: [1 out of 5] To be honest, we all know that Nadia headlining a movie isn’t exactly the icing on anyone’s cake. I only watched this movie for Adjetey. Period! If at any point in the trailer, I didn’t see Adjetey’s face… I probably would have never watched this movie because let’s be honest… Nadia + Artus + Juliet??? ha! Abegi. Now the real actors in this movie were Adjetey, Adjetey and Adjetey. Nadia seemed to be fluctuating between over acting, not acting at all and reciting lines. David was ok. Juliet… eyes! Enough said. Artus didn’t speak much (praise be to God) but when he did, I realized that he wasn’t that bad of an actor (notice that I always have this realization in every Artus Frank movie in which his costars can’t really act). Guest appearance by Ecow Smith Asante and Emmanuel Emoabino. Noticed this girl, Nana Akua Addo, who played the role of Adjetey’s new fiancee. I’ve seen her in a couple of movies before. She seems to be improving with time. There is still room for improvement but with time she might get better. Extras… I won’t even go into that. Dreadful! (and it’s a safe bet to assume that anybody else who was not mentioned might need to return to acting school)
-Setting: [4 out of 5] I loved the church set… I’ve not seen many church settings in Nollywood as good as that. Loved the kitchen set, Loved Dontoh’s character’s house, liked the orphanage, loved the office (SPACE!)
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Samira did very well with the costumes… just Eva’s outfits were outrageous on her.
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Decent
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Good
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Occasional problem with inconsistent timbre
-Soundtrack: [4 out of 5] Even from the trailer I could tell that Bernie Anti did the music. That’s called SIGNATURE! Amazingly well done. He reused the song “My desire” from the movie “Silent Writer” (song embedded beneath trailer… all rights belong to irokotv/silverline)
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Nicely done