It was a star-studded movie. I was impressed, because I know the 3 black American Hollywood actresses would not have gone below their standard to feature in a Nolly wood production. No doubt the producers did not spare costs and did their homework well, because some of the facilities they filmed in, needed written approval and consents from the appropriate authorities and persons, unlike what is the obtainable in Nigeria. The editing was also on point, no prolonged dialogues and exaggerated scenes. The actors kept it real. For this, I give 2 thumbs up. BUT...
Nobody or man-made thing is ever flawless right? I find the humour dry ... I was not captivated nor did I get the rib-racking laugh I was expecting, I paused it to get some things done, then came back, which I don't do when I am spell bound by some movies. The character Akpos, was kind-of-off, the humour did not come out as it was intended to, knowing how body movements and gestures can make you laugh without much words ... Akpos just didn't click with me! Mercy Johnson, didn't disappoint. Personally, I don't like red braids on dark skinned girls, it makes the tone of the skin looks off! And when Ramsey came out of the artiste shop with the framed drawing, it was not wrapped. only for him to get home,I saw him bringing it out of the car wrapped in brown paper. In the first scene, Ramsey wisps of hair on this bald patch should had been smoothed slightly down with gel, the wind had tossed it, that it looked weird. He is a good looking-man.
I have a question..nay, make it 3 😀: The Akpos look, was it deliberate for the movie or at that moment, that was what the actor actually looked like? The facial bumps was distracting. I have seen AY pictures and watched his shows in You-tube ...comparing both, his facial appearance in the movie looked rough! Was he trying to depict the average waffi-ghetto-guy? If not, then the make-up was poorly done to cover his flaws and the camera zoomed in too close for comfort. If the immigration lawyer knew Akpos was in for the green card, why still went to the airport? After saying she might go to jail for that?
I will rate the movie 4 out of 5. The producer did a good job, the script was tight and interesting, the editing on point. Someone like Mr Ibru or Bovi would have delivered the Akpos character better, IMO. All the same, a big kudos to all involved, it was a deviate from the norm in Nollywood.
P.S Wishing ALL Nigerians a HAPPY independence day in advance.😁
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Thank you all.