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Hour of Salvation

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Posted November 24, 2012 by in Drama
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2.5/ 5

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SYNOPSIS: A young Christian girl loses her virginity after being raped at her birthday party. She places a curse on the destiny of the culprit, not knowing that the rapist is the same person that she calls brother.
 
Parts/Divisions: The sequel to the movie "Hour of Salvation" is called "The Bride is Mine"; the sequel to "The Bride is Mine" is called "Royal Sin". The movie has six parts: Hour of Salvation part 1 and part 2 then The Bride is Mine part 1 and part 2 and finally Royal Sin part 1 and part 2.
 
Memorable Lines/Scenes: "I'm not going to lay a curse on my unborn children by finding a woman who is morally bankrupt and making her their mother" - Ugezu J. Ugezu "Why are we leaving to fate something we can handle as people? Why are we calling God for something we can sort out right now?" - Ugezu J. Ugezu
 
Cast: Tonto Dikeh, Yul Edochie, Ugezu J. Ugezu, Joyce Kalu, Emeka Amakaeze, Ken Erics, Paul U, Peace Okongwu, Prince Nwafor
 

POSITIVES:

Tonto Dikeh in a different role
 

NEGATIVE:

The movie is too long
 
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Ok so maybe I might have liked the storyline, but six parts? Come on, even if you want to tell the story of Jesus from Birth to resurrection, six parts is simply too much. The simple truth is that no one (well, for the most part) has that kind of time to sit down and watch a movie for that long.

by Nollywood REinvented
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-Story: [3 out of 5] Ok so maybe I might have liked the storyline, but six parts? Come on, even if you want to tell the story of Jesus from Birth to resurrection, six parts is simply too much. The simple truth is that no one (well, for the most part) has that kind of time to sit down and watch a movie for that long. I think the annoying part of it all were the extraneous additions. Little characters that need not have been there adding new dimensions to the story that we need not know about. Cut out all the excesses and this movie will just condense to 3 parts. One thing I must say about the storyline is this: I’m a Christian (and a bit archaic too) and I know a lot of Christians but come on with the come on, which Christian speaks like Tonto’s character did, dresses like that and turns everything into preaching? (if you do please keep it to yourself biko, that was a rhetorical question).

 

-Originality: [3 out of 5] Thinking about it, to a certain exten the movie is fairly original. The general theme is not as redundant as most Nollywood movies, yet the motifs are still things we’ve seen before.

 

-Predictability: [3 out of 5] I was really very aggravated with the end. Not that the movie is the least predictable thing on earth it just didn’t end as I had originally expected. You’ll find out when/if you watch the movie (if you can endure, that is).

 

-Directing/Editing: [1 out of 5] First of all, this movie is too long for comprehension. It needn’t have been that long… it simply shouldn’t have. If you take a scissors and cut out the unnecessary story explorations like the unnecessary girlfriends and the royal fights you have snipped off 1 and a half parts, leaving 4 and a half parts. If you snip out all the ridiculous repeated flashbacks, there goes another one part leaving 3 and a half parts. Take away all the overly prolonged scenes and it’s down to 3 parts. Left to me, I will still continue cutting till it’s at only one part but I guess I’ll stop here.

 

-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] I personally felt like Tonto killed the SU role, she definitely did it justice. Over-justice sef (if that makes any sense). I started this movie with the excitement that Yul Edochie was not playing a prince. And this impression stuck, but what would you know, along came part 5 and behold Yul Edochie is a prince once again *sigh*. Regardless, impressive performances from both Yul and Ken. I have nothing but love for Ken Erics. I commend him for being one of the few actors to be able to maintain a certain degree of diversity in role choices. Emeka Amakaeze as a pastor! Hmm… I won’t lie, that was something. But he pulled it off well, though annoyingly (his character, not him) but well. Ugezu J. Ugezu… I can’t lie, this man is just a villager. I no fit shout. He fit his role. Executed his role. And that is that.

Some of the extras were not so good but a majority of them were manageable.

 

-Setting: [3 out of 5] Fair

 

-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] All I’m saying is that just because you are a christian does not mean you should be decked in Mary-Amaka outfits… haba!

 

-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5] The gun graphics could use some work

 

-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Fair enough, could have been better

 

-Audio Quality [1 out of 5] Changing timbres, inconsistent in some scenes and needs to eliminate background noises

 

-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] kinda sort of tells the story but nothing the synopsis does not already reveal.

 

-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] I didn’t understand why they were playing Hindi music (instrumentals) in some scenes lol but the score was fair enough

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Hour of Salvation, 9.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating


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7 Comments


  1.  
    LPS

    lol @ acting quality analysis esp the Yul not playing a Prince role. Movie is nice but way too long. Love the part when Tonto was cursing the man who stole her virginity..heheheh#Epe nla nla

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  2.  

    As in… and the culprit was standing there and just taking the curse… ah! I would have gone to a prophet the next morning (quick quick)

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  3.  

    Nice review. You seem to know these producers and directors. Please tell them to put their films on Amazon. I enjoyed Ties that Bind on there recently.

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  4.  

    Hey Myne! Uhm… I know the producers and directors? No o… I make a conscious effort not to lol but regardless, I do try to lobby for more movies on Amazon Instant Video. Good News: December 3rd, IJE (starring Omotola and Genevieve) is coming to Amazon (y)

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    I look forward to that, but to tell you the truth, that movie is so stale I have to ginger myself to see it.

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  6.  

    For real! I’m with you on that one. Saw the trailer again and realized how much I’m NOT excited by this movie. But in the face of all the other ‘movies’ being released, IJE seems very much like the cream of the crop

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  7.  
    Judy Chartrand

    I like this movie, very much. As commented before, It was a bit long, especially when you need to switch to so many parts to finish watchiing it. And the commercials were tidious, and after a few seconds, you were able to skip them, but the commericals came often. However, I know this makes it affordable for the film to be played online, as we are watching it for free.
    I loved the moral parts of this movie, I wished they could have left out the pornographic seen. Not that it exposed any significant body parts, but the act was too much for those of us who are looking for a movie that has good moral values.

    I think one way to shorten this movie, would be to leave out the parts when the actress would reflect back to what had happened before. If you are watching this movie, you already know what happened, and you can know that she is thinking about the event, without going back to it.
    The theme song, great choice, love it!!! a bunch, but I have not found a credit on it. I would like to know the name of this song, and who performed it.
    Over all, the movie was fantastic, although some scenes could be clipped, and the movie would have the same impact. And as, already commented, the sound could be improved in certain spots. I will definitely watch it again, when I can make the time to watch all the parts.
    But I think we should all say thank you to the people who put it together, definitely better than the Hollywood movies they are putting out in the states these days.

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