-Story: [3 out of 5] Taking the story as what it is and forgetting the fact that a million and one other people have made (not different deviations) but the same exact movie a million times over, I am forced to acknowledge that the plot of the movie is actually existent and entertaining (and I use that term very loosely)…
-Originality: [0 out of 5] …but, how about we DO take into consideration the fact that a million and one other people have indeed made this same exact movie a million times over? This is torturous. Honestly! I refuse to believe that there is such a dearth of stories that we’d descend to the level of regurgitating the same storyline over and over again.
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] Uh… woe to me if I can not predict a movie that I’ve only seen a million and one times over before
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] First of all, this is a four part movie (why? I don’t know) but more important to note was what was going on with the camera. It seemed very undecided as it kept on zooming from one subject to the other, in out in out… pick something/someone/anything and just stay there.
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] If there was one source of consolation, it was the acting and this was brought about in part by the fact that the extras in this movie (2009) are familiar faces within the industry today (2012). Chacha Eke (who seems to have transcended into the embodiment of all the negative traits of Tonto Dikeh) plays a minor role in this movie and we are all reminded of the reason she stood out as an actress originally (i.e her ‘real-ness’). Tonto Dikeh as a good girl. Hmm… exempting a couple assassination attempts on the English language here and there, I think she pulled it off well enough. Ken Erics also plays a minor role in this movie and I’m tempted to say that he might have pulled off Van Vicker’s role even better than Van himself. Speaking of Van, Nwoke’m put down the toothpick biko… na wetin? (my guy, please drop the toothpick. What is it?). In as much as Van was as stiff as he always is, I don’t think his acting was that disastrous. I (and many other people) have said a million and one times over that Jim Iyke is a much better actor when he tones it down and plays the good guy role. Am I saying that he can’t act bad guy roles? Not necessarily. But the guy does better work as a good guy (not to mention, he’s more endearing in those roles). There was a comment about Ugezu J. Ugezu earlier this morning on NR that I think comes close to summarizing it all:
Now to Ugeze J Ugeze, I think the guy should first perfect making his movies shorter, then go for speech therapy before he goes to acting school to get it together.
Lol, I shan’t be so harsh though because I think in this movie he found a role that fit him perfectly (watch the movie and find out what the role was). The only thing that surprised me about this movie was Nse. I kept wondering what on earth she was doing in this movie. Regardless, she carried her role superbly well. And one can not help but notice the amazing command of grammar this lady has (maybe some people need to take notes… *clears throat* I shan’t name names). Ngozi Ezeonu and Jibola Dabor did a great job with their role and exempting a couple ‘lost’ extras here and there, the acting in this movie was generally on point
-Setting: [3 out of 5] Adequate
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Fair
-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5] I’ve seen this in a couple movies now and I think it’s about time that Nollywood explained to me how hidden cameras are able to focus in on different subjects, zoom in and out and change focus without being controlled?
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Fair
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Constantly changing timbres and dialogue is disrupted by background noises in some scenes
-Soundtrack: [1 out of 5] Honestly, we need to eradicate this kind of yeyelites soundtrack from our movies already
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Ok