The Gods Are Still Not to Blame has the trappings of an authentic African movie (from the music to the language) that can appeal to a global audience. The film is a contemporary treatment of Oedipus Rex.
The scenery which was shot in Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon is breathtaking and the costumes are top notch. The acting is of a very high standard from both the old and new faces of Nollywood.
Unfortunately, the film is marred by poor lighting and inconsistent subtitling. As a whole, the movie works with its infusion of history, drama, culture, literature and romance.
Reviewed by Isabella Akinseye @iakinseye
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