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Black Roses

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Posted December 11, 2012 by in
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Rating

Story
F+


Originality
F


Predictability
F


Directing/Production
F


Acting
F


Setting
D


Costume/Make-Up
D


Props & Graphics
D


Video Quality
D


Audio Quality
D


Soundtrack
D


Musical Score
F+


Total Score
D-

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
 

POSITIVES:

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

NEGATIVES:

Every. Single. Thing
 
Excerpt

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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