NR ReviewGenre: Romance
POSITIVES:An old-style love story
If you’re searching for an interesting-enough semi-love story, then this movie is capable of gripping your attention (and possibly retaining it for the length of the movie), regardless it’s not that much in originality
-Story: [3 out of 5] Considering the fact that I haven’t seen the sequel (and it doesn’t seem forthcoming), I’m just going to go ahead and base my judgment of this movie exclusively from part 1 and part 2 as well as what little of the sequel I could make out from the trailer. Interesting storyline (interesting enough for me stay searching for a sequel for an entire year)
-Originality: [1 out of 5] If you’re searching for an interesting-enough semi-love story, then this movie is capable of gripping your attention (and possibly retaining it for the length of the movie), regardless it’s not that much in originality. The Osu (outcast) storyline has been done before in “Nkwocha” and the fight for the heart of a prince has been done more times than I can count.
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] Haven’t seen the end, but $100 says Mike marries Mercy (and if that doesn’t happen and you think I’m going to give you $100… HA!)
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] A movie in four parts (with a sequel that everyone is yet to see). In as much as I’ve become a fan of Ikechukwu Onyeka since “Mr and Mrs“, I still think the cinematography in this movie could use some help. Not the absolute pits but could be so much better
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] Every modern day Nollywood love story I’ve seen that I’ve loved (well… almost all) have starred Mike Ezuruonye in them. And that’s not a coincidence… the guy is good (I wish he’d just realize it and stop acting in movies that I think are ‘beneath’ him – read “Twins on Fire“). Mercy Johnson brought that “Heart of a Fighter” fire in this movie. Loved Mama G and… I would have loved Ofili Ugbo as well if I didn’t feel like his acting fell short. (Where is Pete Edochie anyways?) Eve Esin and Uche Ebere both carried their roles well. And I think I’m beginning to really like Odera Arinze. I don’t know why. I can’t say her acting skills are out of this world but neither are they worthy of an Oedipal eye-gouging .
-Setting: [3 out of 5] Nicely done
-Costume/Make-Up: [4 out of 5] Love the royal attires
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Not bad
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Could have been better. More vivid in some scenes than the other
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] the background noises need to be eliminated and in some scenes the musical score is louder than the dialogue. Generally inconsistent audio
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Simplistic lyrics
-Musical Score: [4 out of 5] Well done