Nwandu…..Sam Loco Efe
Nkiru……..Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Tim …………Tuvi James
Directed by Anya U. Kalu
The movie definitely does live up to its title because
the storyline and occurrences are really beyond belief
and unarguably beyond reason and sense too. The story
revolves around young Johnny, a teenager who lives a life
of crime leading a gang of grown up youths. They hustle
and rob to make money of which Johnny send his share to
aid his poor family which is headed by an irresponsible
drunkard father(Sam Loco).
Johnny suddenly attains the position of a bread winner
as a result and all manner of respect is showered on him
irrespective of the source of his money.
With his gang, they also engage the services of a false
pastor to get things done (unfortunately, there seems
to be nothing the pastor seems to be doing except lead
a congregation filled with sinfully dressed chicks and
dudes who read magazines in church instead of the Bible
and dance Makossa to praise worship)
Probably if the movie was a comedy or farce it would
have made sense but it was dead serious in the most stupid
Apart from Omotola Jalade, William Uchemba, Sam Loco,
King Joe Okechukwu, the performance of all the other actors
and actresses was wack. Poor casting to crown it all.
As usual, the lightning was poor as well as the sound
which was irregular and noisy without any filteration
hence too many distracting noises affected the audio clarity.
It was easy for me to conclude that the movie had no
script as the dialogues delivered were scattered and unco-ordinated,
making the movie look more like an amateur video coverage
rather than a movie.
Another lag was the poor crowd control. You could see
people who are not in the movie caught within the shot
of the movie. And they annoyingly kept looking at the
camera making it too obvious that a movie was being shot.
This killed the credence and realistic feel.
The movie makers tried to impress viewers with the use
incidental flash and camera snap effects to achieve some
kind of silly aesthetics which were unnecessary. Unfortunately
the silly effects could end up confusing the viewer into
thinking the movie was transiting into series of flashbacks.
There were too many unnecessary and prolonged scenes
in the movie. It had loose plots that didn’t fit together
or make any sense.
For example, how did the police just surface on scene
and start shooting at Johnny and his Gang?
The scene that showed the victim of the stolen car in
his house lamenting about coming to Nigeria was a useless
scene because it had no relevance to the movie.
Another ridiculous scene had an over hyped play on the
exchange of a stolen phone for huge sum of money.
Then we have the scene where Tim (Tuvi James) tries to
dipose the body of a dead gang member which was sensationally
prolonged as if it was of any importance to the theme
of the movie.
The Movie ends abruptly with ‘This is just the beginning’
teletyped on screen which tells of the coming of part
two. And I definitely wouldn’t want to see the rest of
Lesson from the movie: None!
Rating **-----I'm feeling sleepy
*****----- Can we watch it again?
****------ Grab some popcorn!
**-------- I’m feeling sleepy.
*--------- A waste of your money!