Wave of Glory
Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson, Ken Erics, Solomon Akiyesi, Joyce Kalu, Ani Amatosero, Prince Nwafor
How do I tell my story? The death of my mother came as a surprise, my dream to further my education came to an end. I gave all my savings to my best friend to further her education. I relocated to live with my aunt in the city, that was when I had my first worst nightmare. Thinking She will treat me like her own daughter; I constantly swallowed the bitter pills of her maltreatment. Will I ever experience the wave of glory?
The movie "wave of glory" has four parts: Wave of Glory part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. This movie is also called "Ladies on the move", hence, ladies on the move part 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Ani Amatosero, Emeka Amakaeze
8yr old girl to Mercy Johnson: "You're bigger than me but sometimes I wonder if your brain works any better than mine"
Yet another runs movie
-Story: [2 out of 5] After seeing this movie (all FOUR parts of this movie), I feel like I’ve just fallen victim to one of those email frauds (you know? The ones with the Nigerian Princes?). I, like most others who fell victim, saw Ini Edo, saw Mercy Johnson (and some other chic) and thought… “dayum, this is gonna be good” *approximately 5 hours later* “WTH?”. Somebody tell me what happened to Ini Edo’s resolve to stop acting useless movies. I’d expect this from MJ (not because she has less of an acting prowess or anything) but Ini? Come on. The story was not fantabulous. Wasn’t much of a story really… just a very tiny deviation from the usual ‘runs’ storyline we have in Nollywood.
-Originality: [0 out of 5] Very much like every other runs movie you’ve ever seen with very little deviation. Have you seen movies like “Mirror of Life“? Well, then you’ve already seen this movie before
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] I really dislike ‘runs’ movies. I really really really (till infinity) thought we were way past this. I mean, how many more deviations of this same bloody story can you make? Stop. It. Now! (and yes, this movie was very predictable for the most part)
-Directing/Editing: [3 out of 5] Not entirely impressive, neither was it entirely disastrous. A movie in four parts (what? Why? I can’t… I can’t even comment on this any more)
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] Even though I still feel like Ini Edo owes me $10 for tricking me into watching this movie, she and Mercy did their roles justice. I love love love Solomon Akiyesi and his flexibility within roles: he can be Beverly Naya’s boyfriend (Perfect Stranger), Omotola’s Husband (Friendly Scorpion) and now Joyce Kalu (One man. Three age groups. Chei… I bow sha, which woman one come do that one? Imagine Mercy Johnson as Ken Erics wife in one movie, Solomon’s wife in another and Pete Edochie’s in yet another… actually, I can imagine it, nothing is beyond Nollywood). Anyways, Solomon did justice to his role and so did his ‘wife’, Joyce Kalu. Ken Erics and Prince Nwafor and every other recognizable actor within this movie did a good job. My annoyance really stems from the extras. Not the absolute worst I’ve ever seen, but very close. And finally, Ani Amatosero (I really hope it’s spelled right)… I, like most other people, have seen her in many a film. She usually plays the same roles in most movies, generally in the background. And now that I think about it, it’s usually the same kind of ‘runs’ movies she seems to always act. Regardless, not a bad actress. Not bad at all (I tried to come up with a better adjective but English has failed me… ndo)
-Setting: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Bia, Chiemela! What’s up with all that wrapper that Ini Edo is tying on the poster?… costumes and make up were mostly on point
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Not bad
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Fair
-Audio Quality [3out of 5] Good
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Ok! But I wasn’t into it
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Ok