Cat In The Palace
NR ReviewGenre: Drama, Thriller
POSITIVES:Has a lead with two strong actors
NEGATIVE:Basically, everything else
I knew there was a problem when this movie started and the opening credits had the picture of a cat (with actual mewing sound effects)
-Story: [1 out of 5] The story was not much especially considering that it is a story that has been done a million and one times over, yet this version still manages to be a not-so-entertaining rendition of an overexplored theme
-Originality: [0 out of 5] Like I said earlier, not so original…
-Predictability: [0 out of 5] …and the movie ends exactly as expected.
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] First of all, I don’t see why this movie was in four parts (then again, I don’t see why this movie was made in the first place). Why do we make movies and dedicate the first two or three parts to exposition alone, the rising action only really begins near the end of part three/beginning of part four. So tell me, why exactly should I watch part 1-3?
-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] The lead actors were able to hold the movie down well enough, all exempting maybe Ifunanya Igwe. Ify definitely still has some room for improvement, however, she seems to be getting better from movie to movie, slowly but surely. The extras weren’t torturous, weren’t impressive, weren’t that great of actors but like the leads, they were able to hold it down
-Setting: [2 out of 5] Did not like the setting of many rooms in the royal palace. The decor looked weak and cheap for most sets… just like the costume and make up, speaking of which…
-Costume/Make-Up: [1 out of 5] This movie is available on YouTube and the little snippet/picture (or clip or whatever it’s called that YouTube has beside each video on the list page) for this movie was one of Mike and Mercy in a traditional attire. The outfit alone was the first sign that the movie wouldn’t be much. They looked like something Uche Nancy threw up with fabric from curtains (case in point: image on left). How about we leave the traditional attires to Chiemela and Uche can do the mini skirts and short dresses?
-Props and Graphics: [0 out of 5] I knew theree was a problem when this movie started and the opening credits had the picture of a cat (with actual mewing sound effects) to represent the ‘A’ in cat on the opening credits. It was all downhill from there with the ‘juju’ props and everything in between
-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Fair
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] A bit inconsistent
-Soundtrack: [1 out of 5] I don’t like it (mostly because it tells the story)
-Musical Score: [2 out of 5] Nothing spectacular