I had high expectations of going to the cinema to see the Nollywood movie, COLD. I mean, having people like RMD, Pete Edochie, Ireti Doyle, and Kanayo Kanayo in a movie, I was pretty sure to come out of the cinema smiling in satisfaction.
Was that the case? You’d eventually find out.
Cold talks about the church today and how the devil infiltrates the church. It also talks about the quest for leadership and power in the church. It addresses how most churches have turned from serving God to accumulating wealth. It also shows how people are so deeply rooted in their love for power that they even kill themselves.
I don’t think I’ve seen a boring, disjointed storyline as COLD. So many unresolved subplots. So many unnecessary characters and scenes. The 2 hours 15 minutes story could have been told in 1:20 and at least saved us less torture having to sit to watch. Or maybe I should ask the writer the following; What was the aim of Lucifer’s scenes? What was the aim of the scenes at the end?
Let me move away from that and ask something else; What was the backstory and resolution of the sister they desperately wanted to kill? How was she so much of a threat when she didn’t even hold a position? There are so many unanswered questions that I can bet even the writer doesn’t have answers to because that story lacked DEPTH.
It’s just more painful that with how they started, one would have thought they’d create a very strong plot for it, but No, they had to bore us with nothing!
The murder in the church wasn’t explored, the fraud they detected wasn’t discussed—so many things. In short, the writer of COLD punished us with the movie.
I don’t know who is worse, the writer or the director. At least, if the writer had put some scenes and characters, shouldn’t the director be professional enough to know adding them would bring more harm than good? Did a director see that script and final edits and still think it was a fantastic movie to go to the cinema? I’m shocked
The acting in COLD was a combination of both good and poor acting. The most annoying part is that the poor actors were the unnecessary ones. Like it is bad enough that you introduced unnecessary characters into the movie; you even had to bring in poor actors to play those roles.
That aside, there was no synergy between the actors. RMD and his son had zero synergies, and that was the case with many other connecting characters in the movie
Moving away from that, the star actors in COLD didn’t do badly. RMD is a good actor and a screen delight, so yeah. I enjoyed watching him. Something is endearing about Ireti Doyle’s acting. She has a poise that makes you admire her. As much as I don’t know what Pete Edochie and Kanayo.O.Kanayo were doing in the movie, their acting wasn’t bad. IK Ogbona’s acting was average, but it’s worth nothing. Finally, Hilda Dokubo is a beautiful actress, and despite not being on the screen for a long time, her acting prowess hasn’t left her.
The visuals are commendable; if there was one thing done right in the movie, it has to be the visuals and cinematography.
Let me end by saying that; COLD was an unnecessarily long yet boring movie which passed no message. However, for effort, acting and good cinematography, I will give the movie 3/10