End of Behind Closed Doors
NR ReviewGenre: Drama
POSITIVES:Finally, a sequel!
NEGATIVE:Doesn't really add much to the original story
At some points, I began to wonder whether they were intentionally trying to match the video quality of the 2001 production.
-Story: [2 out of 5] I loved the first part of Behind Closed Doors for many different reasons. One being that it was different for back then (and in a way still is), I, like everyone else, was a huge fan of the RMD-Stella duo, and the cast was stellar. However, I’m not certain what the sequel has to boast. Looking at the storyline of the sequel as a whole, it just seemed to drag a bit for me. For those who like to conclude everything they start then go ahead and watch this movie, else I think it’s best we leave well enough alone with the first two parts.
-Originality: [2 out of 5] Like I said before, what I liked about the first two parts was that it was original for back then. But can we still argue that this originality still holds in 2012? To a certain extent, yes.
-Predictability: [4 out of 5] Definitely not the ending I expected/created in my head after seeing the prequel.
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] Not exactly a fan of the entire production, it all seemed like a rushed job. It’s hard to believe it’s a Lancelot Oduwa work at some points. It’s not that bad but could have been better.
-Acting quality: [4 out of 5] This movie is great if not for anything then because of the cast. In my opinion, the standout performance was definitely Patience Ozokwor. It’s a different side of Patience, that yes we have seen before, but we don’t see enough of. Right next to Mama G’s performance was definitely Desmond’s because his character required the most in emotions, the most in complexity from scene to scene. I’m a fan of the Stella-RMD duo and it’s always a delight to see them on screen (especially RMD as he seems to have deserted us). All else involved did a fair enough job.
-Setting: [3 out of 5] Ok
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Not bad
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Fair
-Video Quality: [2 out of 5] Could definitely have been better. At some points, I began to wonder whether they were intentionally trying to match the video quality of the 2001 production.
-Audio Quality [3 out of 5] Good
-Soundtrack: [2 out of 5] Save for the Ibo parts, I did not like it. Wasn’t terrible but just sounded like a cut and paste job. Like someone rushed through it.
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Nicely done