I’m back again with another movie review, fresh out of the oven. Who missed me? LOL
Okay let us get right into it.
Nollywood welcomes young Akhigbe Ilozobhie (aka Akay Mason) as he makes his debut directing career with this movie. I love a good first-time story, so I knew I had to see this movie.
“Elevator baby” was written and directed by Akhigbe Ilozobhie and Yusuf Carew, produced by Victoria Akujobi and Niyi Akinmolayan. Casts include: Timini Egbuson, Toyin Abraham, Shaffy Bello, Broda shaggi, Yemi Solade, to mention a few. The movie presents itself to be a hilarious drama, filled with thrills and suspense. It shows the life of two different individuals; Toyin Abraham as Abigail, a pregnant house-help with heartbreaking secrets and Timini Egbuson as Dare Williams, an ill-mannered rich young man dealing with a lot of pain. Both individuals living life up to the point of being stuck in an elevator together!
I found the movie to be quite fascinating. The storyline was well executed with impeccable acting from most of the characters especially the lead characters. Toyin Abraham brought a sturdy energy and comedic vibe that was undeniably matched with Timini’s. To think that she was genuinely pregnant in the movie, one would have expected less energy from her but No! She definitely brought it. Thumbs up to her!
I have always thought of Timini as a good but conventional Actor. He came into the limelight from his role in the MTV series “Shuga” and then got more fame from his role in the NdaniTv series, “Skinny Girl in Transit”. This particular movie, Elevator baby, made me see him in a different light. He was pushed way above and beyond his limit and boy!!!! He didn’t disappoint. He brought his character to life excellently. Great acting Timini, you officially have a new fan now.
I sincerely appreciated the fact that we had subtitles where few Yoruba language was used. I find it strange when different languages are spoken in a movie and the editors automatically assume everyone can comprehend. Like wow!
One thing that can unavoidably kill any good movie is a poor soundtrack. A marvel-standard-movie giving us “The NoteBook” soundtrack. Obviously, that would be weird. But from this movie, I could tell that special attention was paid to each scene, picking the right soundtrack for the right scene. That is commendable.
From the thunderous laughter emanating from the theatre hall, it was evident that the viewers loved the humor in the movie. From Instagram sensation, Broda Shaggi constantly dropping his hilarious remarks, to Toyin Abraham’s comedic acting. Both characters really did an amazing job. Rumor has it that the “Abigail Challenge” is becoming a trend on social media. You have to see the movie to find out what the challenge is all about. *wink*
“Elevator Baby” was a great movie. However, some lapses were too apparent to go unnoticed.
More attention could have been paid in Post-production. I got confused at the beginning of the movie, felt like a scene was either skipped or arranged improperly.
I would have loved to see more creativity with different cinematographic techniques. Such a creative storyline would blend better with more creative camera movements. Give me a rack focus, a dolly or a boom shot. Give me something different.
I could not also overlook the CGI scenes. C’mon guys! I don’t want to feel like I am watching a Nollywood movie with a hint of cartoon network. I know we can do better.
Overall, I would rate the movie a 7/10 because most of the errors were almost infinitesimal, it could almost go unnoticed. It had a great story development with great acting that couldn’t have been brought to life any better. It also had great lighting and shot compositions. All spaces and locations were utilized creatively.
So, if you are a sucker for comedy, thriller, and suspense, I recommend you go see this movie. It is currently showing in all cinemas across the nation. When you do see it, we shall do our own “Abigail challenge” together. *wink*
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