African Film Review: THE BRIDE -Tonto Dikeh, Rita Dominic, Van Vicker, Ali Nuhu.
A grieving sister seeks to avenge the death of her twin sister, who mysteriously dies after an argument with her lover. She is driven to search for this man to demand answers.
STORY – (4 out of 5) – It is quite different from what we have been getting from nollywood. The writer took the time with this script to ensure that the story keeps us holding on till the very end.
ORIGINALITY – ( 4 out of 5) – It was not your everyday predictable nollywood movie.
ACTING – (5 out of 5) – It is refreshing to see that our nollywood stars are finally taking their art seriously, and with veterans like Rita Dominic I expect nothing less. I must add that Tonto Dikeh is also coming along very nicely. She is definitely one to watch out for. A standing ovation to actor Ali Nuhu, who never disappoints. The production team made sure they employed the use of little to no first-time actors and actresses. In so doing, they cut out any occurrence of horrible acting.
EDITING -(5 out of 5) – I find myself doing a lot less forwarding because the editor took care of that for me.
I would like to see Van Vicker step out of the box a little, for it is what makes an actor “GREAT”. It seems like he has been playing the same character his entire career and he’s one of the actors with a lot of room to grow but he is afraid to step out of his comfort zone.
NOTE: The movie, the bride is divided into four parts. The movie is also titled ROYAL RING in some places (The Bride part 1 and part 2, then Royal Ring part 1 and part 2)