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by Victor Hara & Tiwo Oduala
Simply told, it would have been nice to say the story
is about a particular person but rather it's about everybody
in the movie. Emeka is a young dubious bachelor who wants
to marry Doris the daughter of Chief Obi, a wealthy and
over-ambitious politician. Emeka goes about setting up
fake emergencies in which he rescues Doris so as to be
admired by her family; Tina is Doris' adulterous cousin
who wants Emeka badly and betrays her cousin to snatch
the guy through diabolic means; Daniel is Doris irresponsible
brother who impregnates the housegirl and is crazy about
smoking hemp....the list goes on. At the end of it all
the whole movie looks more like a badly produced soap
serial that was loosely joined together.
casting selection was very poor. Many of the characters
did not fit their roles and were over-exaggerating issues
in thier performance. The dwarf who played the native
doctor in the first scene was pathetic and was reciting
his lines like a real amateur. I must confess that I laughed
when the Chief called him the 'wise one' because he looked
more like the 'Silly one'.
The role of Chief Obi was too artificially carried by
Emmanuel Amah and looked unrealistic. The character of
Tina was fairly convincing but at times would drift into
exaggerated unrealistic composures. The sensuality shown
by both characters of Tina and Doris (Victoria Iyama)
looked way too artificial and made the whole charade look
very obvious that they were acting. I found it shocking
that the real name of the actress that played the part
of Tina wasn't included in the credits at the end of the
role of Daniel played by Alex Amara was meant to be serious
in some aspects but I found it rather hilarious. The guy
was trying too hard and he sounded like a ghanaian (Is
he?) and he didn't look like part of his family in the
movie. He was just there to fill the space.
One annoying thing about the movie was the way minor characters
suddenly became major characters and the sudden introduction
of multiple antagonists that had their bad acts focused
in different directions. Then we see laziness in the movie
maker's efforts by using rumor monger characters to tie
up loose ends of the story they obviously found hard to
usual for such a movie, you'll find many unrealistic scenes;
· After sleeping with Emeka the next thing Tina
had to ask him to do was marry her and forget Doris...what
a laff...how realistic is that?
· The ritual process of doris' recovery from madness
was wack. Was kind of spiritualist was that?
· The kind of rumours carried were just too over
And so many others to mention a few...
movie had a lot of lapses. Too many useless dialogues,
poor delivery of lines (were the actors under pressure?)
There was no proper sound filtering you could hear chickens,
car horns, neighboring noises in the background all obstructing
proper audio. The audio was bad and you don't get to hear
what they say quite well. Only one soundtrack ran throughout
the movie...a boring soundtrack that kept talking about
deadly ambitions. A watery storyline that had faulty sense
Anything impressive about the movie? Hmm...well I'll say
that one impressive thing about the movie was the costume
of the doc's fiancée after she ran mad. Now that
looked very realistic!
to learn from the movie: None!
Rating * * ------- I'm feeling sleepy
* * * *------- Can we watch it again?
* * * * ------- Grab some popcorn!
* * * ------- Watchable
* * ------- I'm feeling sleepy
* ------- A waste of your money!