THE EXECUTIONER MOVIE REVIEW
By Morris Abdul Newton
Dir: Rasaq Adewale
Starring: Joseph Momodu, Lota Chukwu, Segun Arinze, Seun Akindele.
This move is bad! The End.
No, they won’t let me just end it here. They want me to talk about this travesty of a movie and I will, sadly.
Let me just tell you. The only thing sensible about this “Executioner” thing the producers want us to believe is a movie is the following synopsis – Kingsley (Joseph Momodu) is a notorious armed robber and the son of DPO Jonathan (Segun Arinze). His identity has long been a tough nut to crack for inspector Mustapha (Seun Akindele) and his team of police officers. Cynthia (Lota Chukwu) an intelligence officer, gets to know the ‘secret” identity of the leader of the robbers and shares it with the DPO under the guise of an old woman. This revelation prompts the DPO to make moves to save his son from the hands of the law.
What you just read above is the sanest thing related to this movie. That’s all there is to anything good about it. If you read that, then that is your money’s worth, because if you attempt to see the movie based on this premise, you will be doing yourself a great disservice.
The execution of ‘The Executioner’ movie is one of the most horrific things I have ever witnessed in my cinema life. It was almost equal to someone placing twenty-five and half needles on the seat I took in the hall and forcing me to sit. If I didn’t have to write this review, I would have left the hall within the first three minutes.
Everything was piss poor – Cinematography, sound, set, costumes, production, the extra bit of comedy relief which was an eyesore, directing and finally; actors.
One would think because we had a few solid actors on, things will be a bit better but they were all as horrible as the movie itself.
Do you know that Joseph Momodu is not an actor? He was so poor in this movie that I felt a bread seller would have done better. Lota Chukwu can be bad but she plunged a new level of bad in this one. It’s either she cannot act or the ragged spirit of the movie dragged her down and used her to mop the floor. I’ve simply never seen her this bad. Segun Arinze couldn’t save this one either, much less himself. This was just all-round bad.
It’s so bad that I opine that the producers and the cinema house should be ashamed of themselves for allowing innocent people to go see this movie in the cinemas.
For those waiting for me to say there was anything good about this movie. Well, I don’t see anything good about real-life horror situations. I just don’t!