NR ReviewGenre: Drama
POSITIVES:Good actors and some amazing quotes
The movie “United Kingdom” tells the overbeaten story of a king who has come to power by chance and used diabolical means to secure his throne. It throws in what is arguably an original twist in that he wants his son to take over the throne from him and his son also needs to join […]
The movie “United Kingdom” tells the overbeaten story of a king who has come to power by chance and used diabolical means to secure his throne. It throws in what is arguably an original twist in that he wants his son to take over the throne from him and his son also needs to join in the diabolism in order to get the throne.
The movie really isn’t the sort of film that would be the first to catch your attention on a shelf, and even reading the synopsis is not that encouraging. However, shockingly enough it’s a much easier watch than many other movies in the ‘royal’ category.
The movie has a strong core cast of capable actors on all fronts mainly because these actors have acted the exact same roles numerous times before. The endearment for me really was Nuella’s presence in the movie, I tend to believe you cannot go wrong with a Nuella movie, even if it’s unoriginal it will rarely ever be of the eye-gouging, hair-ripping sorts. In this movie too, Nuella held her own in the little role she had and delivered as well as she could.
Kenneth Okonkwo as the rebellious son of the diabolic king was quite energized. Even though I still can’t wrap my head around how young the king would have had to be when he had Kenneth as a son, he was very convincing.
Everyone from Steve Eboh to Mr. Jacobs to Ngozi Ezeonu to Clem did a fantastic job with their roles, the most surprising for me however was Angela Okorie. I think she did quite a splendid job with her character and she held her own without any of those annoying nuances that have come to characterize her acting. Maybe because she didn’t have much of a major role, but whatever little she had she did a fair enough job with it.
Regardless of the good performances, the story really isn’t something worth setting out time for. I’m of the opinion that we have now exhausted all possible topics for royal movies, it’s about time we moved on to another fad in Nollywood. It’s as though we retired Yul Edochie from the Prince role in 2012, and installed Kenneth Okonkwo in 2013 and it’s just the same stories with a different actor.