A Sting in a Tale

Status
Not open for further replies.

truforia

Well-Known Member
#21
Manso delivers a perfect picture with ‘A Sting in a Tale’

In all the films Jim Iyke and Majid Michel have appeared in together, I have yet to see one single ounce of chemistry worthy of comparison that both Michael (Shaker) and Adjetey Anang (Pusher) seem to exhibit so effortlessly in practically every entertaining shot of this movie; oh, the things we do for love! Shirley serves up a master class with this fourth feature from Sparrow, and there is nothing really else to say...

Aggregate score: 100% rating

Personal score: 4 out of 4 stars

Creativity: (0 wilted roses)

Production: :rose::rose:


A Sting in a Tale
 

wendydoks

Well-Known Member
#22
i didnt like the movie. i cudnt reach half of it. boring. Ghanaians speak too fast for my liking They tend to forget they arnt the only ones watchin their own movies.
 

bigmomma

Well-Known Member
#23
i loved it, twas different i dont want to say much without revealing so much of the movie, but its so interesting how things unfold at the end of the movie. Definately a dvd worth keeping to enjoy for laughs. Majid xter and his fried got me cracking up and i could see myself and my gf's acting a fool like they did. good job not your typical nollywood/ghaowood movie either.
 

Kala Lou

Well-Known Member
#24
Quality movie...so how come Nollywood directors can't produce quality movies...the Ghanaians are giving the Naijas a run for their money.."obstacles" excuses will not fly cause these Ghanaian directors face some of the same obtacles as their Naija counterparts
 

wendydoks

Well-Known Member
#25
so i finally gave it another chance. lol....it turned out not to be a bad movie afterall. it was pretty nice. part one is stretched too much u almost get tired of the same rythm of unsuccessful job search. i liked part 2 alot. The ending i find hilarious esp the part majid says "i have a job interview 2moro". i give it 6/10. cos i didnt like the picture. it seemed like its always dark in all the scenes. and when its "bright", it has a sepia kinda color. The script is not spectacula altho i like the twists it has. i liked the camera placements i guess its what you would call camera angles. However, the scene where they supposedly held hands to jump a "high" clift which their pursuers were unable to jump is very unbelievably fake. For a Ghana movie, its a good movie. I really like Adjetey Anang. he is a very good actor. Majid is nice in it.
 

Sifu

Well-Known Member
#26
loved it! i laughed and laughed.

It did not have the Shirley touch though. It was more of something Ken Attoh will do, if felt so like Ken and so I was not surprised to see him credited as creative director. he cameod in it too.

I liked that shirley branched out to do something more local. not the abrufuosem wahala. I loved how the story kept jumping in suspense. every minute you are like what the heck. the suspense was great. the scam guy (spoiler) was hilarious!!! dialogue was on point and Majid was not screaming and throwing energy about as usual. lol. Ken was in love with that JIB i tell you!! but hey, it worked nicely. loved the camera work.

my issues with it.
it is so not original. it was like every idea was from another film. especially the ghosts and ending and dying parts. it felt so like Ghost town. some scenes were like dragged from some movies I can't remember titles. I am sure as you watch you will remember titles.
sometimes the acting becomes comical where it should be serious. a little too much comedy and unnecessary scenes. considering so many things, I don't know if I like the ending. It made the movie not serious. WAIT! comedy is not serious, but when your plot has more drama than comedy, you have certain things to fulfill. The comedy was tagged on. The story itself is not a comedy script/story.
let everyone watch and we'll discuss that. I know we will have fun doing that.
I agree with you. In fact the perfect example for this was when Majid gets hit by the car and then his ghosts walks towards them and says "I had a job interview tomorrow". It was funny as hell but wtf. He just died and I had not even recovered
 

Brooms

A Pimp Called Slickback
#29
so i finally gave it another chance. lol....it turned out not to be a bad movie afterall. it was pretty nice. part one is stretched too much u almost get tired of the same rythm of unsuccessful job search. i liked part 2 alot. The ending i find hilarious esp the part majid says "i have a job interview 2moro". i give it 6/10. cos i didnt like the picture. it seemed like its always dark in all the scenes. and when its "bright", it has a sepia kinda color. The script is not spectacula altho i like the twists it has. i liked the camera placements i guess its what you would call camera angles. However, the scene where they supposedly held hands to jump a "high" clift which their pursuers were unable to jump is very unbelievably fake. For a Ghana movie, its a good movie. I really like Adjetey Anang. he is a very good actor. Majid is nice in it.

At first bolded I disagree. At second :huh:there are really good Ghanaian movies out there.
 
#30
This Shirley Woman impresses me every single movie she does... I am eager to watch her flicks as i am to record music...

If you come to NR Mama Shirley Well done... you are RAISING THE BAR
 

BabyP

Active Member
#32
Now this was a great watch. I loved it! This Shirley woman is very good and is giving the rest a run for their money oh! The movie was fun, you cried with the xters, laughed with them, felt their pain and even got angry with them. It was full of suspense and was really dramatic, then the end was comical which in a weird way calmed down the intensity of the movie. I liked it that way.
In some parts I was like WOW! didn't see that coming especially when her mom confessed to what she did.
Majid was good, the other guy(don't know his name) was excellent and Lydia, do I love this lady or wat. She was really good and relaxed.
What I love,love about this movie is the scenario. It was a BEAUTIFUL and very relaxing scenery. What place in Ghana was that?
Excellent and refreshing movie!
I will give it a 8.95/10
 

Brooms

A Pimp Called Slickback
#33
Now this was a great watch. I loved it! This Shirley woman is very good and is giving the rest a run for their money oh! The movie was fun, you cried with the xters, laughed with them, felt their pain and even got angry with them. It was full of suspense and was really dramatic, then the end was comical which in a weird way calmed down the intensity of the movie. I liked it that way.
In some parts I was like WOW! didn't see that coming especially when her mom confessed to what she did.
Majid was good, the other guy(don't know his name) was excellent and Lydia, do I love this lady or wat. She was really good and relaxed.
What I love,love about this movie is the scenario. It was a BEAUTIFUL and very relaxing scenery. What place in Ghana was that?
Excellent and refreshing movie!
I will give it a 8.95/10


:1iagree:Nice review Baby P. Yeah, the scenery was indeed beautiful. I don't know which part of Gh that was. Me too I liked the comical way it ended. Majid had me :laugher: in some parts! he had some funny lines.....she wore the tightest shorts....his jokes always came at the right time. And then the Essien drawing. The part that had me scratching my head for a minute was Frema's skid in the river. But I think it symbolized her asking Kuuku to save her from her troubles I guess. The mother looked down on her daughter's life bad.The way she looked around the room when she came....and then the goat scene...:p
 

kolinzo

Well-Known Member
#34
The movie almost became a Sting in a Rubbish until part three of the movie. Honestly, it is cliche in the beginning, the first two parts, and too Hollywoodish in concept overall (although one can also argue that it has the Nollywood effect as well -i.e. multiple parts syndrome). One can definitely see the director has put much effort directing the movie, which I applaud, but it lacks originality. Telling an African story Hollywood way is not the way to go (of course that's my opinion). I know people like everything western but most of us like the originality in our movies.

Nevertheless, it is a good watch if you have the patience to go through multiple part movies. But I'd recommend you start watching from part 3 after watching the first ten minutes of part one.

6/10.
 

kolinzo

Well-Known Member
#35
Quality movie...so how come Nollywood directors can't produce quality movies...the Ghanaians are giving the Naijas a run for their money.."obstacles" excuses will not fly cause these Ghanaian directors face some of the same obtacles as their Naija counterparts
What is quality about the movie? The picture? The directing? or the acting? I take it you haven't watched a lot of Naija movies lately.
 

Angela81

Well-Known Member
#36
What is quality about the movie? The picture? The directing? or the acting? I take it you haven't watched a lot of Naija movies lately.
kolinzo. stop it. i agree, it was not original, it was copied from a lot of other movies. but, it was a great feel good movie.

don't thrash it like that.
 

Brooms

A Pimp Called Slickback
#37
kolinzo. stop it. i agree, it was not original, it was copied from a lot of other movies. but, it was a great feel good movie.

don't thrash it like that.

True talk. Don't trash it . Kolinzo where did you buy your movie? I don't recall there being a part 3. Wat was so Westernized about it?
 

truforia

Well-Known Member
#38
Kolinzo is right, I would agree that Ghanaian produced movies are more Westernized than Naija produced films, in that movies made by Ghanaians tend to promote more Western themes, subjects, and cultural references of its society like violence, sex, profanity, criminality, Christianity, and so forth. This is particularly evident in a film like Christ to Christ lifted almost entirely from the cult-phenomenon Scarface.

Nigerian-made movies seem to focus more on family values, Vodun, African culture, heritage, and so forth. But in truth, both industries are ultimately influenced by 'Hollywood' and American culture.

As far as A Sting in a Tale goes, let us give credit where credit is due. Shirley Frimpong Manso, this woman has taken and acknowledged her fair share of critique regarding her past three films in relative stride. She has neither complained or begrudged, yet objectively chose to use consumers' observations as motivation and fuel to improve upon future projects.

Thus, producing what is most certainly her finest work to date. We must now acknowledge that after four feature-length films (some in parts), Manso's attraction and cinema-fetish with African American movies and filmmakers is something deeply seen and embedded throughout the course of her movies, and her creative DNA.

That being said, A Sting in a Tale is 'Picture Perfect' by literally every shot, scene and angle; most certainly worthy work to feature in prominent film festivals like Cannes, Sundance, and Tribeca.
 

sky_flies

Well-Known Member
#39
I'm yet to believe this movie actually moved me..... I'm hardly touched by weepies (be you Precious or what may you) but I'm really touched..... Just finished watching this one and can feel my heart tear in twos......

At the end of the movie a question popped into my head..... Whats with the hustle?? Great job!! I applaud everyone that made this work.....

I have my reservations here and there BUT its unimportant at least for now......

And that Lydia chic rocks no be small oh!!!.....
 

Kala Lou

Well-Known Member
#40
What is quality about the movie? The picture? The directing? or the acting? I take it you haven't watched a lot of Naija movies lately.
The picture, the directing and the acting...It ain't Hollywood but it's still better than most of what I've seen coming out of Nigeria LATELY...yeah I've seen a lot of the "latest" Naija movies but I'm still not impressed. I guess it will take more than packing a movie full of stars to make a good movie...how about a plot, good acting, believable dialog.....well I still get hope for my people tho..
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top