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A Minute Silence

5
Posted November 24, 2012 by in Drama
minute of silence

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2/ 5

NR Review

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SYNOPSIS: A baby born with the help of a snake priest is granted a guardian angel in the form of a supernatural snake spirit to save her from the prophecy that she is to be killed by someone close to her on her 25th birthday.
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie, A Minute Silence, has only two parts: A Minute Silence part 1 and part 2
 
Memorable Lines/Scenes: "When you see a woman you want to marry, you'll recognize her immediately" - Prince Eke
 
Cast: Oge Okoye, Chika Ike, Prince Eke, Chacha Eke, Queeneth Hilbert, Chizoba Michael
 
Introduction: "Why were they born because of snake priests? why was there a prophecy? When did Snakes become "Guardian Angels"? Bottom line....What was the whole point of this movie? A moment of silence for this pointless movie!" - A.M.J The above is a comment on this movie left on irokotv.com. What can I say, the eyes of the commentators on irokotv is beginning to clear. On to the review...
 

POSITIVES:

Oge Okoye is in a different role. A role that actually makes sense
 

NEGATIVE:

Unfortunately, too many things in the movie are bordering on extreme unrealism
 
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I perceive that Afe has big dreams but he just doesn’t know how to go about achieving them. He needs to pay more attention to detail and stop rushing through scenes.

by Nollywood REinvented
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-Story: [1 out of 5] I hate to say it but this movie is just dumb. I don’t even have the energy to try and sound politically correct about it, this movie is taking stupidity to new heights. I mean, it is just utterly ridiculous and too many things don’t make sense. The screenplay is mind-numbing, intelligence insulting and IQ reducing. I really want to give some examples of ridiculously dumb scenes but that would be every other scene (and as you can guess, that will take too long). Yes, there’s a story in there somewhere but that story is deep deep deeeep within the foolishness that is immediately obvious.

 

-Originality: [1 out of 5] Well…. the snake aspect can be argued as ‘new’ (completely ignoring movies like Nneka the pretty serpentsnake girl and princess rihanna)

 

-Predictability: [1 out of 5] Honestly, I can’t get past how dumb this movie is… aaaah! This movie is dumb. These are the movies that we need to eradicate first. No offense.

 

-Directing/Editing: [0 out of 5] Too  many things went wrong with this. First of all the script is ridiculous. Secondly, why are you showing flashbacks of things that happened barely 3 – 4 scenes ago? Our memories are not that bad. I perceive that Afe has big dreams but he just doesn’t know how to go about achieving them. He needs to pay more attention to detail and stop rushing through scenes. It seemed nobody could decide in this movie whether Amarachi would die on her 25th birthday or on her 28th birthday because I’m pretty certain that 10+18 yrs is 28! The direction just seemed stupid, a slow snake is coming towards you and you’re just sitting there gyrating. Your father goes into a store, tells you to wait in the car, you come out of the car for no obvious reason, a bunch of men driving tell you your father sent them to you (even though you saw him enter the store which is on the opposite side of which they came) yet you enter the car. Or the naming ceremony scene where everyone is supposedly blind to the presence of the snake yet they are all obviously and systematically stepping over/avoiding the snake. Speaking of which, is it even ethical to put a snake in a crib with a new born baby? Na which mama gree make eem pikin act that scene? The Igbo spoken in the beginning of the movie isn’t subtitled….. and I could go on and on and on but I choose to stop now.

 

-Acting quality: [1 out of 5] Exempting Oge, Chika, Prince and Chacha, all the acting in this movie is very flat, very processed, very boring to say the least. Now as regards Oge and the rest, it seems like everybody else is just overacting. I shall not even bother commenting on Prince Eke’s acting in this movie. I’m not and have never been his biggest fan but even I know that he can do better than this. Chika did that which she’s known for doing (if you choose to call that acting then by all means, don’t let me stop you). The only two tolerable people in this movie as regards emoting and characterization were Oge and Chacha, and even at that 3/5ths of their actions were overacting.

 

-Setting: [2 out of 5] I don’t understand why people have those houses with those curtains that look like bedsheets draped on the wall. It maketh absolutely no sense. In the beginning it seemed as though the producers were hiking for the absolutely cheapest-looking locations (from the gym to the parents house), it eventually got better but still…

 

-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] I won’t lie, I didn’t understand some of Chika’s outfits

 

-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Ok

 

-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Fair

 

-Audio Quality [1 out of 5] Changing timbres and generally inconsistent

 

-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Love the Igbo soundtrack

 

-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Not bad

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5 Comments


  1.  

    Hmm… NR this is finishing of the highest level. You are really upset about this movie, Lwkm. I must see this movie myself b4 I comment but all the same, you try well in your reviews, no partiality. Keep the good work.

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      I’m sorry, I usually try to calm down before I type a review but too many of the sequences in this movie were just insulting my intelligence jare

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        Nessa

        I agree with you 200% on this one. Even with the free month IROKOTV gave me for plus, I absolutely refused to sit through such rubbish. Like you said, that’s the worse type of stress to put my brain through. All I can say is WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!!!

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    Anonymous

    My dear NR when i the first picture of this movie,a child and a snake Close ,i was like for how much??? Knowing how these Nollywood illiterate marketers are so stingy with their money,well the Mother of that child should just go and pray too,too too bad,if my Mother does that to a child i will feel so bad

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