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Birth Of Evil

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Posted June 3, 2013 by in Family
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2.5/ 5

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SYNOPSIS: An evil dwarf appears to be at the root of a family's bad luck, but why exactly he preys on them is a secret yet to be unearthed.
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie, Birth of Evil, has two parts: Birth of Evil part 1 and part 2
 
Memorable Lines/Scenes: "What happened shocked me! In fact it shocked 5 years out of my life" - Vitalis "If you dare insult me again, I will beat you into premature labor" - Mama G
 
Cast: Patience Ozokwor, Emeka Enyiocha, Vitalis Ndubuisi, Queen Nwokoye, Uche Elendu, Halima Abubakar, Ken Erics, Prince Ononiwu
 

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Lovely story
 

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Ghost graphics
 
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In a time where most home videos in Nollywood are evenly split between ‘runz films’ and ‘royal stories’ a return to the original Nollywood movie formula is more than welcome. The movie ‘Birth of Evil’ tells the story of a family plagued by a series of deaths. I would love to recommend the movie for […]

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In a time where most home videos in Nollywood are evenly split between ‘runz films’ and ‘royal stories’ a return to the original Nollywood movie formula is more than welcome.

The movie ‘Birth of Evil’ tells the story of a family plagued by a series of deaths. I would love to recommend the movie for others, however, it’s unfortunate that about one-fifth of the film is in igbo without subtitles. Regardless, still watch it, you might miss most of the jabs but the experience is still the same.

Ofcourse we wish it wasn’t so predictable, of course we wish the ghosts weren’t drenched in white powder and awkwardly limping around the place, but none of these things take away from the movie. Birth of Evil is a family movie of the likes that modern day Nollywood has forgotten. It’s that dated appeal of sitting through a story and feeling like you are in the story, interacting with the characters like they are your family, feeling their pains like they’re your own and joys as well.

The villain in the movie is very obvious from the start, however, watching all four hours of it to get an official acknowledgment from the villain or reason behind the evil is completely worth it. Patience Ozokwor is just effortless and I hear she’s not from Imo but she definitely had that Imo state igbo-dialect on lock.

Impressive is an understatement in regards to Queen Nwokoye. The lady is fluid, the lady is talented, the lady is natural and her igbo… ah! The casting director couldn’t have possibly done a better job from Uche to Emeka to Ken and Halima it was amazingly done. Halima was beyond impressive especially considering that she is not igbo herself.

I must commend the newcomer that plays Obinna, in the person of Prince Ononiwu. He is not only stunningly drop dead beautiful, but could actually hold his own. As soon as he appears on screen my first thoughts are ‘oh this boy is beautiful, he probably won’t be able to act’. And who can blame me? Beauty without talent seems to be a recurring motif in modern day Nollywood. However, Prince was the exception, his delivery was beautiful and I hear he’s also in Adaure? Maybe I should watch that movie now?

Even though ‘Birth of Evil’ makes use of the same old Nollywood formula, it has improved upon the formula. Ofcourse it’s still a couple ways from perfection but it has done away with the same old exaggerated motifs, overly prolonged and redundant scenes and created something that most people would be willing to watch with the family. The question in Birth of Evil is not ‘who-dunnit’ but ‘why’, and the why is where the originality comes in

Birth Of Evil, 8.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings


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4 Comments


  1.  
    GigiChiny

    Yes, Patience is not from Imo state but she nailed that mainstream Imo state dialect in this movie (owu ya, ka owu hu ya? [quote from the movie..Translation: "Is it so or is not so?"]).

    Queen (who I also believe is not from Imo state) used an impressive Mbano dialect in the movie Adaure (which you referenced in your review).

    I have seen that Prince Ononiwu dude in some other movies. His performance in this movie is the best I have seen from him so far.

    I still cannot get over the scene in which Emeka, Ken and Queen were indoors panicking (because of the ghosts outside the house) and Queen started praying. Meanwhile, Emeka was screaming, “kpewe, kpewe, kpewe, kpeshie ike o!!” (Translation: “keep praying, keep praying, keep praying, keep praying hard o!”. LoL

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  2.  
    zara dim

    dkai,this is a very intersting movie.I couldn’t get up from my seat till the movie finished. Patience Ozokwor nailed it.Everyone did so well but I’ll always love Queen Nwokoye.She is a very good actress. Gigi,that is one thing I find impressive about that movie Adaure. She is from Anambra state and she grew up in Enugu. She had to learn that Mbano Dialect on the set of the movie and still pulled it off.She Is very talented. NR,more grease to ur elbows.

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  3.  
    chinedu arinze

    I will definatly look out for dis movie,it may not be d same tittle in naija here.

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