NR ReviewGenre: Family
-Story: [3 out of 5] It was an interesting enough… ‘OK’ story. I remember when Uche Nancy had just recently realized that she wanted to do more in Nollywood than make clothes and she had started making/writing movies. There was something signature about her movies and that was that there was always some sort of [...]
-Story: [3 out of 5] It was an interesting enough… ‘OK’ story. I remember when Uche Nancy had just recently realized that she wanted to do more in Nollywood than make clothes and she had started making/writing movies. There was something signature about her movies and that was that there was always some sort of ‘show’ in the movie. Either a fashion show or dancing or just something ‘fun’ added within the movie. In the beginning, it was good. Most viewers (well… me) were entertained by this and I’ll assume that Uche was making profits so she made even more movies but then somewhere along the line, she derailed. Her movies lost the STORY part and just became a ‘SHOW’. That was when we had uselessly pointless (redundant? I care not) movies like “Mama and the girls” (to be honest, I haven’t seen that movie but I’ve caught scenes here and there. If the movie has a story then I apologize but with a title like that, I highly doubt it). Of recent though, it seems as though Uche is coming back on track and remembering to add the STORY to the movies.
-Originality: [3 out of 5] I’m noticing a trend with Uche Nancy stories (all I do is notice trends, don’t blame me). Usually in the beginning they always seem cliched and over done and just when I think I have the ratings nailed, in the last 5-15 minutes of the movie, Uche pulls an unexpected twist that bumps originality up from a ‘dashed’ 1, to a solid 4 (and in some rare cases 5) as she did in “Golden Heart“
-Predictability: [3 out of 5] These sudden twists always help to make the movie that much less predictable
-Directing/Editing: [1 out of 5] First of all, it’s a four part movie so 2 points have just flown away. Now I have to wonder about Chinyere Wilfred’s character. In the scene where she got ‘picked up’ by those two young boys and she said “I’m going to my parents house” and the boys were like “where do your parents live?” and then she stutters and she says “Oh! No no no don’t put me into trouble, my father is the strict kind”. ***tires screeching*** PAUSE! WTF (where’s the fridge)! Which kain yeye father? This lady is old enough to be somebody’s grandmother… at first I thought it was a joke but apparently they were trying to pass her off as a young lady? (and I know this because all those so called policemen/detective kept referring to her as “Young Lady” as opposed to the more appropriate “Madam”) Whaaat? First of all it was Kenneth Okonkwo, now Chinyere? All these attempts to pass off old people as young’ins in Nolly? What is going on? Do you people think I’m blind? Am I misreading it? OR have you run out of young actors/actresses? Another thing I noticed about this movie was that there was a lot of (what I’d refer to as) unnecessary camera over-action and by this I mean, there was a lot of unnecessary panning, zooming, blurring that really wasn’t adding anything and didn’t seem necessary AT ALL!
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] Let me start off by saying that the extras were a disaster! Mercy and Yul were amazing! I finally realized who this Leo Ewuzie person is (whose name I’ve been seeing a lot in cast line-ups this past few months)? Apparently, it’s the old guy that played Chief Kunle. How is this important to you? It’s not! It is in no way important to you at all… but these are the kind of things that bother me lol. Olisadebe Chike keeps on changing his screen name. I feel like for the past 3 movies I’ve seen him in, he has had a different name and for that reason, I will stick to Olisadebe Chike. When he settles on a new name I shall adjust. David Ogbeni, whom we usually have playing the role of a palace guard, got an actual role in this movie. Congrats to him! Probably one of the biggest roles I’ve ever seen him in and this role of his just helped me realize how good of an actor David Ogbeni is NOT (a little more practice maybe). I see madam Chinyere is returning in full force to the screen… watch out Joyce Kalu! (by the way, I hear Liz Benson is also making a return in a movie that should be released sometime this year – who is excited?). I love love love Oma Nnadi!
-Setting: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Good! Wasn’t a fan of Chinyere’s character’s outfits but I guess it fit the role so… who am I to complain?
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Video Quality: [4 out of 5] Good
-Audio Quality [1 out of 5] Inconsistent
-Soundtrack: [2 out of 5] Liked the igbo one!
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Nicely done