Bridge of Hope
NR ReviewGenre: Romance
Guy “accidentally” meets girl. Guy falls for girl. Guy attempts to toast babe and babe rejects him more times than I have teeth. Eventuallyyyyyy babe agrees to go on a date with guy and boom! babe falls for guy. And… all this happens in the first 15 minutes
-Story: [1 out of 5] Guy “accidentally” meets girl. Guy falls for girl. Guy attempts to toast babe and babe rejects him more times than I have teeth. Eventuallyyyyyy babe agrees to go on a date with guy and boom! babe falls for guy. And… all this happens in the first 15 minutes (am I the only one who expected them to be married 20 minutes in?). What I’m trying to say is that the movie is a bit too… forward. Which might seem a bit hypocritical of me because I keep advocating for two part movies and when I get ‘em I claim that they are too forward. But uhm can’t it be done tactfully? Can’t we have a 2 part movie with a story we actually fall in love with along the way? Interesting story just horribly developed.
-Originality: [2 out of 5] Comme si, comme ca.
-Predictability: [2 out of 5] …to a certain extent, maybe!
-Directing/Editing: [1 out of 5] This is from the same people that made “Guilty pleasures”? Are you kidding me? What has become of Royal Arts Academy? Come onnnnnn! The continuity was… not very continuous. Scenes were too sudden and things just seemed to HAPPEN in this movie without any definite flow. No apparent art in the cinematography. I’m just saying… this is not the RAA we used to know
-Acting quality: [1 out of 5] And the actors in this movie were Yemi Blaq (Fantabulous! But I’m tempted to ask why on earth he accepted this script), Desmond Elliot (I’ve just recently realized that many many people don’t like Desmond. Not just because of his directing but his acting too – I don’t see it but if you’re one of those people… please say AYE!) and then Barbara Soki! I loved loved loved Barbara’s character (I’m secretly in prayer for a mother in law like this in my future…). And then on to ‘everybody else’. Morris K. Sesay! Stop it! Stop it now… STAY BEHIND THE CAMERA! What is this? I know that you know that you can’t act so why torture us? Why o why o why? I have now resolved that I would rather watch a movie starring Artus Frank, Martha Ankomah, Nadia Buari and (dare I say) Prince David Osei, than watch a movie with this kid (literally) in it. I thought we already established that you couldn’t act after “Spellbound“? And last but not least Mbong Amata. The last time I saw her on screen was in “The Amazing Grace” back then, I hadn’t started NR and movies were just that to me. I looked at things more generally back then so I could care less about her acting. But on close inspection, I’ve come to realize that maybe the babe really can’t act… she seemed really stiff and robotic in this movie. My only hope is that she’s better in “Black November” because I’m actually looking forward to that movie. The extras are… horrid, and can someone please explain to me what the purpose of the white boy was?
-Setting: [2 out of 5] Alright stop it! Y’all have used that same office twice already (that I’m aware of) “Spellbound” and “Broken Silence“
-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Why is Mbong wearing make-up (eye liner) to sleep. And uhm… Yemi Blaq supposedly splashed portor portor on Mbong’s white dress yet the dress was still as white as a wedding gown?
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Good
-Audio Quality [1 out of 5] Inconsistent and background noises need to be eliminated.
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Loved it
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Nicely done