NR ReviewGenre: Drama
POSITIVES:Some actual actors
NEGATIVES:Unoriginal and not too much effort put in
I think the story is really cliched. It’s a peer pressure storyline, and I didn’t even know we still made movies about peer pressure
-Story: [1 out of 5] I think the story is really cliched. It’s a peer pressure storyline, and I didn’t even know we still made movies about peer pressure. Regardless, it is what it is… some might be entertained by it. I was bored through and through. Then again, I have never been and will probably never be a Nollywood USA fan.
-Originality: [0 out of 5] Like I said aleady, I’m not a Nollywood USA fan and it really doesn’t help that this movie is the most cliche, pick a random ball out of a bag blindfolded, kind of storyline. When you think of shooting a Nigerian movie in the United States, this is what you think of. That green pastures, American dream seeking storyline has been overdone from Osuofia to JJ Bunny (the only movie that I think comes close to doing it right would be “Anchor Baby“)
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] If you didn’t see the end of this movie coming, then you’ve probably never seen that many movies in your lifetime … there’s no way you can’t predict it
-Directing/Editing: [1 out of 5] Kudos on a one part movie and actually making an attempt at good cinematography but regardless there were a couple overly prolonged scenes here and there and the movie just seemed too ‘sudden’. Things just seemed suggested in one scene and happening in the next.
-Acting quality: [0 out of 5] Granted! The actors (who were not Chet and Desmond) in this movie were much better than your average Nollywood USA crew (aka JJ Bunny crew). Most were not as torturous, the rest were *now gouging my eyes out*. Desmond was a breath of fresh air in this movie. He served as a relief from all the torturous acting. Chet Anekwe. I think can actually act but needs to step out of this horrible Nollywood USA trap that he is slowly falling into. (I can’t say much but word reaching me is that Chet might be in a soon to be made – when I say “soon”, read ’2-3 years’ – truly African movie – and by ‘truly African’ I mean not made in USA)
-Setting: [2 out of 5] There was really very tiny space but this is obviously because homes in the North (of the United States) have relatively smaller spaces. But regardless, they all seemed really sardined… regardless, didn’t like the party scenes and a couple other sets
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Good
-Audio Quality [3 out of 5] Not bad
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Fair