Robert O.Peters returned to filmmaking with this debut piece of drama, fantasy, and romance. His star studded cast were on point with their roles but it must be noted that his fickle attempt to turn this into a Nollywood espionage movie was totally off the point.
Detective Shola who is played by Nse Ikpe-Etim is hot on the trails of Chief Boga played by Jide Kosoko, a drug lord with a history of evading arrest and a reputation for killing his nemesis. The movie shows her maneuvering through different obstacles trying to take down the chief and his stooges.
The acting set pieces did a great job. That framework is certainly a serious part of Robert’s conception of the show, and it serves a similar purpose, in terms of setting a mood, as do the more anonymous conspiracies and injustices of Chief Boga. But spelling it out makes ‘Thirty Pieces of Silver’ sound a lot more serious than it is. Between the speeches about investigations, results, and conspiracies there are plenty of throwdowns, some little chases, and shootouts, staged with competence if not much flair. They tend to show up arbitrarily, on what feels like someone’s idea of an action-show timetable. When it’s time for a fight, there’s a fight.