Million Dollar Baby
NR ReviewGenre: Drama
-Story: [0 out of 5] The first thing I noticed about this movie was the cast. Artus + Martha + Nadia + Emmanuel???? Ah! In the words of Jenifa, warrisdis (what is this). Shey una wan kill person? Do you seek to entertain or to abuse the viewers? Second impression was the directors name: Kensteve [...]
-Story: [0 out of 5] The first thing I noticed about this movie was the cast. Artus + Martha + Nadia + Emmanuel???? Ah! In the words of Jenifa, warrisdis (what is this). Shey una wan kill person? Do you seek to entertain or to abuse the viewers? Second impression was the directors name: Kensteve Anuka! From that point, I knew the movie had reached the point of no return, no rescue and no salvation. No one can help you again… with a cast like that and Mr. Anuka as your director?… I shan’t speak any further
-Originality: [0 out of 5] In the beginning, we see Artus on a Bike with a pregnant Nadia on the back seat. Fast paced beginning. Almost intriguing music… interesting at the least but let’s just say that that was the only highlight of the movie. It’s all downhill from there. A story we’ve seen one too many times
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] …and a story we’ve become a little too familiar with her ending
-Directing/Editing: [0.5 out of 5] The movie is in two parts. Yes! But it’s still a ridiculous piece of bull. No apparent art in the cinematography. In fact, the way the movie ended all of a sudden, I’m not sure if they (the people responsible for this excuse of a movie) even realize that movie making is an artform (see “Amnesty” review)
-Acting quality: [0 out of 5] Let me start from worst to worstest (Yes! I can speak English and Yes! I do realize that ‘worstest’ is not an actual word). Speaking of murder to the English language, this movie had on it’s cast line-up, two of Ghallywood’s best English assassins in the person of Martha Ankomah and Artus Frank! Chai… why won’t this boy just go and take the speech therapy classes already and stop torturing us. It’s not like you can’t afford it. What do you do with all the money you make from those torturous releases y’all call movies? Martha, o-dear-Martha was an ashawo again in this movie. Emmanuel Emoabino still can not act and Nadia Buari is still completely incapable of showing emotions on screen. Nothing new here.
-Setting: [1 out of 5] Adequate
-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Some are Team iPhone, others are Team Android, a few are Team Blackberry (is there actually such a thing? I mean are there still people who are dedicated and loyal to the RIM brand in 2012? Anyways that’s asides the point…) Me? I’m team-let’s-get-some-more-fabric-on-these-Ghanaian-actresses. I’m telling you, it’s a serious matter. It’s a disease. A disease that is fast spreading into Nigerian movies. (See: “My first wife“)
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Video Quality: [1 out of 5] I’ve definitely seen better
-Audio Quality [1 out of 5] Highly inconsistent
-Soundtrack: [1 out of 5] Ok
-Musical Score: [1 out of 5] Just like in “The Queen and I”, the musical score for this movie was uber dramatic and for the most ridiculous scenes. It just made the entire movie seem more carricaturish and more amusing than it already was.