Nigerian Movie Reviews


Black Roses

Posted December 11, 2012 by in
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3/ 14

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Synopsis: My husband is the idle man every woman will crave for, hard working, responsible, supportive, handsome. But the spark in the marriage was missing and he does not seem to get it. To him, it is the least of his problems, supporting the family is his ultimate priority. As a woman with needs I slept with his younger brother. In the mist of our act he walked in and saw both of us in our matrimonial bed. He was furious about my behavior and I divorced me. There was no turning back for me but I will take my chance.
Parts/Divisions: The movie, "Black Roses", has only two parts: Black Roses part 1 and part 2.
Memorable Lines/Scenes: My guy is trying to toast a babe and this is his pick-up line: "Do you like your men with beard or without beard?" *strokes beard*
Cast: Evalonia Banks, Perez Egbi, Merlisa Langelier, Ifeanyi Ognuebu


Well... let me see... ONE actress attempted something close to acting


Every. Single. Thing

It is not a secret that I’m not the biggest advocate of Nollywood in USA movies. In my opinion, the entire genre (if you can call it that) should be flushed because I’m yet to see a single one done well.

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-Story: [1 out of 5] It is not a secret that I’m not the biggest advocate of Nollywood in USA movies. In my opinion, the entire genre (if you can call it that) should be flushed because I’m yet to see a single one done well. I was really excited when the queen of Nollywood USA (JJ Bunny) moved to Ghanaian movies, if not for anything because I thought that would be the end of the genre, but unfortunately some people are determined to follow suit. In retrospect, if I can say one thing about JJ Bunny movies in comparison, it’s that even though the production and acting and everything else might be terrible, it at least has a storyline that pushes you from scene to scene. The storyline behind this movie is… well… if you want to watch it go ahead but I’m pretty certain you can find a more lucrative way to waste 1hr.

-Originality: [0 out of 5] There is nothing original about the storyline. It’s a storyline that we’ve done so many times that we have killed it, murdered it and raped it.

-Predictability: [0 out of 5] Extremely

-Directing/Editing: [0 out of 5] Very very very poor attempt at directing. A couple of scenes were ok but for the most part it seemed haphazard, tacky, and glued together.

-Acting quality: [0 out of 5] I kept contemplating, 1 or 0, 1 or 0. It would be heartless to give a movie a 0 in acting afterall that’s what happens in movies, right? People ‘act’? Well… apparently not anymore because if this movie is anything to go by apparently it’s possible to make a movie without a single actor. Only one actress was near impressive and seemed in the least capable of pretending to be able to act and that was Dabira Adeoti who plays the role of… well she just plays a role (I feel like I’ve seen her in other made-in-Houston production so her ‘skill’ must be an evidence of practice)

-Setting: [2 out of 5] Could have been worse

-Costume/Make-Up: [2 out of 5] Can’t explain what was going on on Evalonia’s hair but… just ‘but’!

-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5] Fair

-Video Quality: [2 out of 5] Could have been worse

-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] Problem with the audio and lip being out of sync towards the end

-Soundtrack: [2 out of 5] Eh….no!

-Musical Score: [1 out of 5] Barely any score, just random instrumentals at random intervals.

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    It seems this reviewer is in love with JJ Bunny and her previous movies, it is very unprofessional for a reviewer to spent half of his writing praising another producer on another producer’s project.
    am not taking side with anybody here- when i read the above comments he was inconsistent with his POVs and left me wondering what he was talking about.This reviewer lacks the professional language in reviewing; eg set 3-5 could have been worse lol, sound track 2-5 eh no, they did not score music that is ok since they used sound tracks – i expected him to check if the sound was over the dialogues;
    he should have at least devoted a paragraph for the producer to make corrections of all the things he noticed for her to improve on her next movie- instead he is boring us with his love for JJ Bunny as his Queen of Nollywood USA. PLEASE stop boring us with your reviews i want to come back home and watch movies without any biased stuff.
    to me the movie is not that perfect but the story is situated in what is happening in African communities in USA, and it is not unnecessarily long like most Nollywood films- the acting was average and the directing /editing is fair they could do better,the storyline has a lot of messages unlike some meaningless films i do watch.. i think u should give them about 5& half lol what do think other viewers-

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    Michael L.

    I enjoyed this movie Black Roses, even though not really fantastic. a nice short story of a cheating nurse, am surprised no use of external actors ha ha ha low budget, anyway i like Eva Banks here better than in Caught in the web. I like Merlisa but her tone was a bit pitched. People can easily relate to the story.

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    You make ‘some’ valid points. NR reviews are in a constant phase of improvement in that we accept there’s always room for change and therefore endeavor to be as honest and fair and constructive as possible with the reviews.

    It is essential to take into consideration though that after dealing with so many 9s and trying to get them to improve the little things that will make them finally a 10, one does not know where to start from with a 1. From where do you start in your attempt to make a 1 into a 10 in a generation where most are already on the level of 8s and 9s. You’d have to agree with me that that 1 is a bit backward and it’s best for all the others if that 1 just drops out of the game 🙂

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    Seeing JJ Bunny alone is enough reason for me to go with your scores..hehehe

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