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The King and The Princess

5
Posted October 17, 2012 by in Drama
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2/ 5

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SYNOPSIS: Ben, prince of the land search for true love came to an end after he met Alice. The perfect woman he had always craved for. Just when it was time to take their relationship to the next level he found out she was engaged to another man who, to worsen the situation the man in question is his friend. The thought of his woman with his friend kept haunting him anytime he see both of them together. Destiny they say can be delayed but can never be denied. How true is this?
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie, the king and the princess has 6 parts. The sequel to "The King and the Princess" is "Wisdom of the King". The sequel to "Wisdom of the King" is "Royal Stronghold". Hence, the king and the princess part 1 and part 2 then wisdom of the king part 1 and part 2 then Royal Stronghold part 1 and part 2.
 
Cast: Olu Jacobs, Chika Ike, Yul Edochie, Chacha Eke, Omar de 1st, Paul U, Oma Nnadi
 

NEGATIVE:

Long and incapable of holding the viewer's attention
 
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There comes a point in every man’s life when he realizes his mistakes and makes a conscious effort to avoid the path of ‘sin/wrong/destruction’ (or whatever his mistakes were).

………You see the thing is, not every man arrives at this point in his life. An example of a man who is yet to arrive at this point is Ugezu J. Ugezu. Why o why are you still making 6 part movies in 2012? Each movie is 63 minutes or thereabouts. Do the math. Who has that time?

Well… Me! Obviously.

by Nollywood REinvented
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-Story: [3 out of 5] Yes, the movie has a storyline. No arguments there. But there is a way you will prolong a movie so tey even if the storyline better pass titanic the entire thing just becomes a chore and inadvertently, a bore.

 

-Originality: [0 out of 5] By reading the synopsis alone you can tell that it’s nothing new. It’s nothing revolutionary. It’s nothing we’ve not seen before. Then the question now becomes, if you’re exploring an overexplored topic then why is it taking you so long to arrive at a conclusion (in case you still can’t tell, this whole six part fiasco dey vex me)

 

-Predictability: [1 out of 5] Comme ci, comme ca

 

-Directing/Editing: [1 out of 5] Really? 6 parts? Really? Even four parts, I’d have still complained. But six parts? Come on this is outrageous. Anyways, away from that for a minute. It seemed like the camera was terribly undecided. Find something and focus on it… stop dancing jangalova (in the words of Iyanya) abeg. Too many overly prolonged scenes and entirely unnecessary scenes that could have been cut out to make the movie shorter. 

 

-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] Extras were torturous. It’s about time Yul Edochie breaks out of this his Eternal Prince thing (where he is cast as a prince in every single movie he plays). Regardless, Olu Jacobs and Yul Edochie carried their roles out well. Oma Nnadi is and has always been an impressive act in my opinion. From the first time I saw Chacha Eke on screen I’ve had love for this girl but of late I’m beginning to notice some things about her acting in general. It seems like she is always ‘doing the absolute most’. I won’t call it forced. I won’t call it gra-gra. It’s just that Tonto Dikeh air of fake that exudes from her these days. I don’t know if (and don’t think) it’s because of the character cause I’ve seen this same fakeness in her acting when she did a semi-good-girl role in “Twins on Fire“. And last but not least Chika Ike. I still get the feeling when she acts that she’s just going through the motions. There is no actual emotion thereby making it near impossible for the audience to connect. 

 

-Setting: [3 out of 5] Loved some of the sets. The palace set especially was… impressive! Others… not so much

 

-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Chiemela brought it! Not like that rubbish he had Ini Edo all wrapped in in “Wave of Glory” but actual impressive work. The traditional attires were on point. As a whole, the costumes in this movie were on point but not outstanding. 

 

-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5] …that car accident though

 

-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Fair

 

-Audio Quality [1 out of 5] I said the camera was confused earlier, if the camera was confused then the audio was in a dilemma. Just leave your hand on the volume control is all I advise

 

-Soundtrack: [1 out of 5] I comment my reserve on the mata

 

-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Ok

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5 Comments


  1.  
    Eya

    I am so so tired of watching Yul Edochie as a prince.Lol

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  2.  
    Anonymous

    As for that Chacha i noticed that too,i heard on set she copies Tonto,smokes openly like her,talk like her ,behave like her,sorry for her because one cant be like Somebody else when it forced,i have never really liked her in movies because i see fakeness in her,Yul is a great actor,but this Prince thing always ,am sick of it,Oma is natural,i dont like chacha the chick is fake,i detest copy cats

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  3.  
    Anonymous

    I get u,that is what happens when one cant be real,do u Know why i Love Uche Jombo?the Babe is too natural,she copies No one

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