What does one expect from a movie starring Chika Ike and Emeka Ike? Most people by now understand that asides from their last name, both these actors share an extreme incapacity to act. So why would one even press play on this movie? Because seeing the name Eucharia Anunobi is somewhat tempting (well… for me at least)
After seeing “The Kingdom” earlier this year, I realized that you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover. It might be in six parts (four parts in this case), it might star Annie Macaulay and Van Vicker (Chika and Emeka in this case), and it might appear entirely unappealing but it might also have hidden secrets (i.e it might actually be a good movie). With that in mind, I’ve started being…. how do you say… more open minded about movies. Unfortunately, this movie knocked me back to reality.
Asides from the fact that there were only three major actors in this movie: Chika, Emeka and Eucharia, and one of these actors (Eucharia) was barely on screen for an extended period of time, this movie was also floating on an immense amount of ridiculousness.
From the shabby sets (I’m sorry but a wooden table and plastic chairs do not constitute a police officer’s office) to the weak props, the police men that could not carry guns to the lipstick markings in the name of beating marks, this movie was nearly intelligence insulting.
First of all need I point out that looking at the cast alone the culprit was beyond obvious? Or should we bring up the matter of the supposed 4 – 6 month old boy that looked like he was nearing 48 months? Oh no no let’s start with the boom mics cutting into the clip every now and then or the extreme lack of actual acting talent in this film.
Yes, I see where the story is coming from. Yes, I see how the story could possibly have been better. But it wasn’t. The presentation was in fact shabby and the sequences were poorly executed.
I will, however, concede that this is probably one of the best looks the Nigerian police has ever gotten in Nollywood.