NR ReviewGenre: Comedy
NEGATIVE:Nothing new here
-Story: [1 out of 5] There are many things that come together and attribute for my general dislike of Nollywood comedies, but one of the major reasons is the structure of the story in and of itself. THERE IS NO STORY! Ok… that might be a bit extreme. Let’s say there is usually no story […]
-Story: [1 out of 5] There are many things that come together and attribute for my general dislike of Nollywood comedies, but one of the major reasons is the structure of the story in and of itself. THERE IS NO STORY! Ok… that might be a bit extreme. Let’s say there is usually no story in about 97% of Nollywood comedies (seems fair enough to me). They will just tinko tinko around the screen for four parts and at the end of the four parts (aka when they have exhausted every foolish thing under the sun that can possibly be done in any one movie) they abruptly end it in the most cliched of fashions. So does this movie have a storyline,…. Yes? Sort of. It’s more of a clutter of unnecessary scenes, superglued together in the name of a movie. Regardless, it does provide the comedy aspect that it promises. My point still is that just because the movie is a comedy does not mean it should have no head and no tail.
-Originality: [0 out of 5] Mba (No!)… sorry
-Predictability: [1 out of 5] I don’t even know how to start explaining the predictability of Nollywood comedies, it is almost like the signature of the genre.
-Directing/Editing: [1 out of 5] Why is it so hard for Nollywood comedies to just start and END? (I think the more important question here really is “why is it so hard for Ugezu J Ugezu to make short movies?”). Apart from the length, the other thing that got me was the casting. Casting Macsmith Ochendo (who is probably one of the most igbo looking igbo boys on the block… second only to Tony Umez ofcourse) as a Yoruba boy? Haba, the guy not only looked igbotic and dressed igbotic, his intonations were also drenched in igbotic-ness/hood. And is it that we are running out of young male actors (or just young male funny actors). I dey see as the age of Mercy Johnson’s characters’ male partners just dey take style style dey increase constantly. First of all it was Kenneth Okonkwo. At first the pairing looked awkward but after they paired them together for s many movies we all began to embrace the idea; I see an attempt at the same trend with Mercy and Osuofia. Next thing you know Mercy will marry Pete Edochie (watch and see)… what am I even saying? She don already marry Olu Jacobs for “His Royal Majesty” no ni. Nothing is impossible with Nollywood.
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] Most of the actors in this movie were great. Nkem is drop dead hilarious (make sure you read that right and did not mistake ‘hilarious’ with another word o). Mercy Johnson (who seemed to have gained weight in this movie) did an amazing job as always. And so did everyone else on the listed cast. Some of the extras were tedious. Ime was outstanding. I have developed a certain dislike for the neckless old man who usually plays chief/politician roles in Nollywood movies (and plays the bewitched husband in this movie).
-Setting: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Fair
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] No major problems
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Well done
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Background noises interfering in almost every other scene.
-Soundtrack: [2 out of 5] Lyrics: “If poverty get register, my name be number one o. I don suffer so tey I win award o“. Simple and short, I’m not a fan of the comedy type soundtracks.
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Ok