Sitting in the cinema hall, not knowing what to expect, I brought out my phone and opened the “To-Do” app. I was going to write down all the flaws I noticed. When the credits started rolling and I looked down at my phone, and all I had managed to put down were two lines; one of them was a quote I thought would be really cool to start a review with. Yeah, the movie was that good.
Thy Will Be Done is a romantic drama that tells the story of Pastor Pius (Ramsey Nouah) and his wife (Mercy Johnson), who have their lives turned upside-down when the pastor’s first wife (Mary Njoku) who was presumed dead, shows up seven years later. Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, Pastor Pius at the risk of losing everything, must make a decision and quickly too.
Probably the best thing about this movie is the screenplay. In an industry where we are always being taught that all Uncles are evil and every step-mother is trying to kill, you, Thy Will Be Done, delivers an original story that captivates and sizzles. It’s a story anyone can relate to. While watching it, you are asking yourself what you would do if you were the one in Pastor Pius’ shoes (you’ll see what I did there after seeing the movie).
One of the criticisms of the ‘old Nollywood’ was that they all had to contain one religious act or the other. As a result, many of the ‘New Nollywood’ movies tended to avoid religion in their stories all together. With Thy Will Be Done, Tobe Osigwe carefully addresses a spiritual topic in a way that appeals to even an atheist.
Funny one-liners are something we associate more with Hollywood, but this filmwas able to pull them off seamlessly. No joke felt out of place, and at the very list, you are bound to smile.
Obi Emelonye finally gets it right with this movie. The story is told in a smooth and seamless way, such that the viewer is not left trying to fill holes. Every scene has its purpose and every shot added beauty to the overall story.
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