I love reading bad movie reviews. I really do, because all bad reviews I have read so far are scathingly hilarious- and I love to laugh even though deep down, I respect what a labor of passion a film is. However,I’m not the type of person to watch a movie simply to point out it’s mistakes. I don’t go picking out faults like this:
I would never have noticed that. In Sense8 however, these mistakes just jumped out at me begging to be called out! And who am I to say no?
1. Continuity hitch in the Prison Painting
2. The Forwarded Car chase
Kenyan films rarely have car chases and to have one, set right at Ngara– a place I go past many times- was super exciting. That was before I got to this part and I was like; wait a fucking minute! This shit is forwarded! And it’s not even subtle!
My woes however didn’t end there because…
3. Someone needs Geography lessons
What happens is that while in Ngara, the bus makes away as the gangster on the bike takes another route that is presumably a short cut to where he will meet the bus driver, Capheus. It is very efficient but only if you don’t know how truly far from each other, Ngara and Railways are. One does not simply drive through Ngara to get to Railways that fast.
4. The Falling Dummy of a Gangster
I understand they couldn’t hit a live human with a hurtling bike in the air as well but couldn’t the dummy have been more humanly. Better yet, the continuity is still off; the dummy is already at a lower point when the shot cuts to the annoying fall that positions the dummy higher than before. Couldn’t they just have cut to something else?
I would add that they got most of the Kenyan scenes wrong and most annoying was the accent on the Kenyan sensate , Capheus. But I have a whole post dedicated to that and to hating Aml Ameen , so that rant can wait. 😀