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Cat In The Palace

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Posted December 27, 2012 by in Drama
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1.5/ 5

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SYNOPSIS: After the death of the king, his only son is crowned king. Everyone is happy (his wife is with child, his mother is happy), or so it seems. The late king's twin brother wants the crown and will do anything to get it.
 
Parts/Divisions: The sequel to "Cat in the Palace" is called "Loved Demon". The movie has four parts: Cat in the palace part 1 and part 2, then Loved Demon part 1 and part 2.
 
Cast: Mercy Johnson, Mike Ezuruonye, Chinyere Wilfred, Livinus Nnochiri, Ifunanya Igwe
 
Introduction: Mercy: "Tell me, what are your future plans?" Ifunanya: "I don't understand, your majesty. What do you mean? Mercy: "What future ambitions do you have for yourself?" Ifunanya: "Well... Get married to a responsible man" Am I the only one irked by ambitionless females? I mean, I personally think it's a shame when any single youth in this era (especially an educated or exposed one) would have 'get married to a responsible man' as their sole mission in life.
 

POSITIVES:

Has a lead with two strong actors
 

NEGATIVE:

Basically, everything else
 
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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)

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-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

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Mercy Johnson's character in trad 

Cat In The Palace, 6.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings


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4 Comments


  1.  
    Eya

    Cheap costume is a big turn off for me.

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  2.  
    Anonymous

    hahahhaha, the cat’s mews were soo anoying, i had to mute the volume.it was torture to my ears. Moving on, Mercy J was definitely pregnant abi?

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  3.  
    charles

    Ifunanya igwe is still d bomb,she acted like she was a real cat..nice movie but cheap custume

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