NR ReviewGenre: Drama, Thriller
-Story: [2 out of 5] The holes in this story!!!! Dem get as dem be. The story was engaging and interesting, and the pace was pretty good. But towards the end, I was quite confused. The plots, subplots, twists and all that brouhaha just stopped making sense. Secondly, the constant bickering between Michael and his […]
-Story: [2 out of 5] The holes in this story!!!! Dem get as dem be. The story was engaging and interesting, and the pace was pretty good. But towards the end, I was quite confused. The plots, subplots, twists and all that brouhaha just stopped making sense. Secondly, the constant bickering between Michael and his wife was repetitive and quite ridiculous. The whole thing was hard to believe.
-Originality: [0 out of 5] This honestly made me mad because I was actually slightly impressed with the storyline, only for me to find out they stole almost everything. They added some parts at the end that were new but did nothing to improve the story IMHO.
-Predictability: [2 out of 5] I suspected some things but it was not so easy to tell how the story would end.
-Directing/Editing: [3 out of 5] I don’t think anyone can say Mr. Rajah Arase is a bad director. Apart from the endless Temptation quotes, the directing was pretty good; continuity was great, as was the production. My main qualms were with the action-ish scenes: the fall that supposedly led to Michael’s wife miscarriage did not look that serious at alllll.
-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] Frank Artus!!!!!! What happened? This was one of the first movies I saw him in and I was impressed as hell; he was smooth, suave, violent and vicious when he needed to be. And the best part, he still enunciated his words correctly at this stage of his career (yippie!). See me thinking he would be another Chris Attoh or sth, how wrong I was!
Majid does as Majid does; there wasn’t anything extraordinary about his performance here but it was solid. Our prayers have finally been answered!!!! Martha Ankomah is actually in a role that isn’t slutty or seduction related. Her acting was pretty good but she tended to be quite ‘extra’ sometimes. If Nikki was supposed to be sad, the tears would flow nonstop. If she were supposed to argue, she would scream off the roof. It was too much. Same thing goes for Salma Mumin, who played Queen, Nikki’s sister. This one scene was too hilarious: Nikki was crying, telling Queen about how her husband was distant blah blah, then Queen starts crying also while spitting venom about how she would teach Michael a lesson he won’t forget. The whole scene was ridiculousness. Zynnell wasn’t a stand out but she also was not atrocious to watch. She played the temptress well and I would like to see her more
-Setting: [3 out of 5] I liked it, mostly fitting.
-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Queen was toting a lot of knock-off bags (and it’s so funny how the camera kept zooming in, like we were supposed to be impressed or something) and she didn’t look like she was struggling or anything. Everything else was mostly good.
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Believable
-Video Quality: [4 out of 5] It seems the one thing I can never fault GH movies for is the video quality. Most are clear and crisp.
-Audio Quality [4 out of 5] Thumbs up
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Not bad
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Appropriate