Wisdom of Thomas
NR ReviewGenre: Comedy
I really do have to establish before anything that I’m not a fan of Nollywood comedy. I only watched this movie because there had been many comments left on NR claiming that the movie was beyond hilarious, even more hilarious than “Dumebi the dirty girl” (and even me that hates Nollywood comedy, was quite entertained by Dumebi so I had to go and see for myself this movie that was funnier than sweet mango Dumebi).
-Story: [2 out of 5] I really do have to establish before anything that I’m not a fan of Nollywood comedy. I only watched this movie because there had been many comments left on NR claiming that the movie was beyond hilarious, even more hilarious than “Dumebi the dirty girl” (and even me that hates Nollywood comedy, was quite entertained by Dumebi so I had to go and see for myself this movie that was funnier than sweet mango Dumebi). I personally did not think ‘Wisdom of Thomas’ was that funny. Granted, it had its hilarious moments but… come on.. Dubem was hilarious!
-Originality: [3 out of 5] The concept was definitely original, I give that to Tchidi
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] But when we have a movie like this, a lot of things are a given… i.e. predictability
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] What I love the most about Tchidi Chikere movies is that it’s almost always in 2 parts (I haven’t seen one longer than two parts of recent, but I have to say ‘almost’ because nothing is immune from change). I don’t think I (or any normal person for that matter) would have been able to endure this flick for longer than 140 minutes either. My problem was mostly with the cinematography and the subtitles. How about we get better camera men? Some (/most) of the igbo spoken in this movie, wasn’t subtitled and if we are ever aiming for a global appeal we have to learn to stop making others feel left out.
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] Funke!!! Ah! I swear the lady is hilarious but I’m still waiting for the movie that will take her out of this cliched Jenifa role. We all know she did TROJ but it seems after that, nobody (except “Married and Living Single” which I’m yet to see) seems willing to give her a role that breaks out of that stereotyped ditch she seems to have unconsciously fallen into with the movie “Jenifa”. Nkem Owoh was hilarious and effortless as always. Love Michael Godson but the person that really got me was Oma Nnadi! If the inner workings of Nollywood were straight, I’d be able to stand strong and say that this lady will definitely be huge in the upcoming year… but… nothing is straight in Nollywood so we’ll have to watch and see. Guest appearance by Solomon Akiyesi (because I refuse to refer to those measly two scenes he did as actually acting in the movie). Everyone else’s acting was questionable but fortunately, everyone else wasn’t on screen for that long. Abraham Nwodo still has to do a little bit more work in being convincing
-Setting: [2 out of 5] Adequate
-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Ok
-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5] Good
-Video Quality: [1 out of 5] Could have been better
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Fair enough
-Soundtrack: [1 out of 5] Tells the story and was based on Gyptian’s “Hold Yuh!”
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Ok