LACKED INDEPTH 4/10: except this movie was based exactly on a true-life story, if no? here's my take:
The movie is a typical cliche Nigerian movie.
'the characters/roles were projected with shallowness'
Ehi, an undercover prostitute, seems to 'chicken out' when it's time to act her role but after the incident with sir Philips, she carried her two legs to go to Europe in a space of weeks. Really? When they just needed to burst the trafficker's activity.
The movie is a kind that should give insight, spark discussions, give lessons on how to handle oneself in life/critical situations ;but just like many Nigerian movies...nothing really like that, for instance - after the situation with sir Philips and Ehi went to the hospital, they should have been able to get semen sample from ehi to indict/prosecute sir Philips ,they can even include that she lost the case or she went to women affairs and the case was taken up, but there was nothing like that , typical Nigerian movie(they don't teach people sense).
The character building was poor, so no emotional attachment.
This movie should be a sensitive one that should put people on edge for solid 120mins if they've put it together well enough but it's was just another 'Eeyah movie' (it's a pity)
So there was not one single police dept/officer they (journalist) could work with? From the entire NPF in Lagos? In 2020? Really?
So no other security agency - private/local/traditional in Lagos?
Just the way nollywood won't consult with doctors while writing a script, its likely they didn't consult with the police/security Dept. Nigeria movie will show a Doctor tell a patient that their heart ,kidneys ,liver are failing and the person even need kidney transplant and that same patient/person would have the strength to jump up and be shouting 'Ewo' ,like really? Someone's systems are shutting down and the person still have so much strength.
So as a journalist he couldn't even influence the NPF in 2020. That means the rest of the populace is DOOMED.
So according to the movie Ehi was a novice, doesn't mean the person she was working with was too. So, her boss placed her in that type of situation without an emergency escape plan? it's like they don't even understand the in-depth of prostitution and human trafficking.
Nollywood should stop feeding us breast milk instead of party jollof with moi-moi and nkwobi to step down.
The rescue attempt was poor, the regular police coming at the last minute that Nollywood has been feeding us for ages, no gun battle . imagine a gun battle with the traffickers and still losing the girls or some of them.
No attempt in communicating with the border in 2020? Really?
I wasn't expecting a happy ending; ending was ok.
'So much to deliver yet they just blew the dust and a fair attempt to scratch the surface' .
Movies should be able to balance, what is, what's not and what ought to be.