The Queen and I
NR ReviewGenre: Drama, Romance
Lmao… did anybody else read that synopsis? No please… pleaasssseee go back and read it. Her character’s name is really Queen Latifah? WTF (Where’s the fridge). You think it’s funny when you read it? No, that’s not half as funny as it is when Yvonne or John say it with a serious face.
-Story: [1 out of 5] Lmao… did anybody else read that synopsis? No please… pleaasssseee go back and read it. Her character’s name is really Queen Latifah? WTF (Where’s the fridge). You think it’s funny when you read it? No, that’s not half as funny as it is when Yvonne or John say it with a serious face. Lol but lest I loose my focus et. al., for a Kensteve Anuka movie, this one actually had a storyline… well, at least it did until part 4 and things just sort of happened. I say we all trash part 4. It’s a much better movie without it. The story was a bit forward towards the end and some characters (i.e Nikki Samonas’) were extremely unrealistic (because I refuse to believe that there is any female THAT delusional)
-Originality: [0.5 out of 5] Some of the concepts within it are a bit original but it’s still the same basic idea
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] Over over predictable… even from the title alone, we all know how it’s going to end.
-Directing/Editing: [0 out of 5] I thought the continuity was crap. Production was poor. It was four parts for no reason, at least it could have been shortened to 3 parts (that way you save me an extra hour of viewing time, and since Emmanuel’s character only shows up in part 4, you save me the torture of watching his so called acting). I don’t understand how Yvonne’s character, Queen Latifah (lmao), is on vacation in Ghana from her home country in the Caribbeans yet she doesn’t have an accent, and neither do any of her aids. Whoever wrote the lines though? Lmao… wtf? If I was to describe most of the lines in this movie with two letters they’d be the letter B and the letter S.
-Acting quality: [0.5 out of 5] John Dumelo DID NOT do as John Dumelo does in this movie. He actually acted! (I know, I know, we’re all really excited by this but try to curb your enthusiasm, he still hasn’t visited a gym). It’s not per say his best work yet but it’s actual acting as opposed to all those rich CEO roles he has become known for, in which I don’t think he is doing any acting at all other than going through the motions. Love Yvonne Okoro, what baffles me is what she is doing in a Kensteve Anuka film. Nikki Samonas. Hmm… her acting is not terrible but neither was it awesome. What got me was the scene in part 4 when Emmanuel Emoabino was attempting to rape her (it seems like this guy is always raping somebody… See: Tracy) and then the cops come in and babe is trying to hide her boobs. On any other actress this would be ‘like whatever’ to me, but when I saw NIKKI SAMONAS attempting to hide her boobs, I couldn’t hold back the laughter. Babe, what are you hiding? It’s not anything we didn’t already see in “My First Wife“. It’s official! I can not stand Emmanuel Emoabino. I can’t. I can’t. I CAN’Tn’t! (don’t you dare correct my grammar). It’s not even like my dislike for Martha Ankomah, that one gan sef has hope, it is subject to change at any given time. But Emmanuel? Hian… metu go grow (meaning: It would be easier for me to grow a beard like Methuselah than to like his acting). All the extras. In fact, everybody else that was not mentioned (exempting Gavivina Tamakloe) was ridiculously terrible. I did not know that it was possible for one movie to have so many bad actors in it. Kensteve keeps breaking records mehn.
-Setting: [3 out of 5] I actually loved most of the sets (the only one I particularly disliked was the set of the supposed wedding that got crashed). I especially loved the hotel used: The Aknac Hotel
-Costume/Make-Up: [0 out of 5] I was very unimpressed by the costumes. They weren’t half as grand as they were supposed to be. I mean this is a whole queen of Hyena kingdom we are talking about here… a whole Queen Latifah! lmao (Yes! I realize that that’s not how to spell the Kingdom’s name but o well, I don’t know how to spell it so it might as well be Hyena). It made no sense to me how in the beginning, John Dumelo’s character had dirty water splashed on him by a car when he was walking along the road, yet when they zoomed in on him, his white shirt was as white as the shirts they use for Ariel commercials.
-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5] Mostly good
-Video Quality: [1 out of 5] Not a fan of the hue
-Audio Quality [3 out of 5] Ok
-Soundtrack: [2 out of 5] Not bad
-Musical Score: [2 out of 5] Musical score based mainly on Osibisa’s “Welcome Home”. Osibisa was credited in the closing credits (which I give ‘em big ups for). Some of the score seemed a little too dramatic for the situation it was being used in, in my opinion. For instance, the score for when John was running with his bike. One would think he was running from the cops or hired assassins. It’s not that serious, stop being so dramatic
“You’ve been gone it’s an empty home
Come on back where you really belong
You are always welcome home, welcome home!”
Movie directed by Kensteve Anuka. Starring Emmanuel Emoabino. The Lord knows that the only reason I got as far as I did was because of Osibisa.
(The musical score of this movie was mainly the instrumental version of Osibisa’s “Welcome Home” embedded below)