NR ReviewGenre: Drama
This movie pulled the whole bait-and-switch onus. It started out so good, and had a very interesting synopsis but as the movie progresses, we started getting an idea that this may not be a very good movie and at the end we were all convinced. I was furious at both myself for wasting two hours […]
This movie pulled the whole bait-and-switch onus. It started out so good, and had a very interesting synopsis but as the movie progresses, we started getting an idea that this may not be a very good movie and at the end we were all convinced. I was furious at both myself for wasting two hours of my life at 2am and at the film for being so useless. I slept angry that night.
On paper the story is amazing and original to boot. On screen, it dragged and limped across its two hour span. Its elements did not merge to form a pleasing presentation and the storytelling was clumpy. Some scenes were pointless and went on for too long and for no understandable reasons. Some storylines came out of no way, some were forgotten and some parts of the plot straight up made no sense. The characters were unnaturally cruel and flip-flopped on issues at the snap of a finger, would you in less than three minutes forgive the people who callously let your baby die? When people distract themselves with aspects such as clothing or backstory instead of your plot and production then there is a problem.
The acting was mediocre; it wasn’t horrendously bad except on the part of Emeka Okoro. One particular scene, where he was meant to be apologetic and really sad, he was totally blank and showed not one iota of emotion, his face didn’t change expression once. Ene Miltex Ogiri was good as the English challenged village girl and I wonder how she managed to keep it up through the film. She was also the only one who kept her energy up through the whole thing. The other actors and actresses failed to make an impact, lost their energy and just seemed to want it all to end. I noticed that Monalisa Chinda, Susan Peters and Anita Joseph were never in the same room together, it was so odd to me when one or the other wasn’t in scenes that were very crucial .The actress that played Princess Mira gave me serious giggles however it wasn’t intentional, her accents and the way she acted were hilariously bad.
Continuity was terrible, the way the scenes were edited it was obviously a quick cut and paste job. The audio was not good as well, it was too silent at times and it echoed at times. The soundtrack was equally horrendous, going on for too long and was too loud. I will commend them on the subtitles though, it was very helpful and wasn’t wrong.The production date says 2012 but the hairstyles, dressing, and actors themselves harken back to 2009.
In conclusion, the first couple of scenes were high-energy, interesting and captivating but it just leaked energy and plot all over the place. It is pretty funny, at odd times we just go ‘Me get belle for you’ to ourselves, but rubbish at its core. Watch if you don’t mind wasting two hours of your life for a few funny bits.