Van Vicker is indisputably one of the most recognized faces in Gollywood. Outside Africa, he is especially famous among the Caribbean. My Trinidadian and Jamaican friends can’t seem to get enough of him; they ooh and aah, and giggle when watching his movies.
So besotted are they that, they are always the first in line to grab a copy of any new movie of his, I know this for a fact because they do get special “alert” whenever a new Van Vicker movie is instock.
To write this article I did a little questioning around, YES! To back up my observation. I asked Africans and Caribbean movie watchers alike. Anytime I asked what they think about him all they talked about was how sexy he is. “He is sooo sexy, ohh have you seen his luscious lips Girl?” I always answered “no” to keep them talking and for what seems like hours they kept rumbling on and on about his sexiness, but none of them commented on his skills as an actor and some even admitted to watching his movies base on his cuteness.
However, when I did ask them about Ramsey Noah, most of them commented on his good acting skills in addition to his looks minus that suspicious thinning spot on his head of course. This article is not a comparison between the two actors nor is it an attack on Van Vicker as an actor, but an artistic and fair opinion of his acting skills.
I recognize talent when I see one, but when I watch his movies his performances usually leaves much to be desired. I have held the hope that given time and much practice he will improve but I am yet to see a dazzling performance from him. In terms of skills he hasn’t lived up to the level of hype surrounding him. The last time I checked, stiff, emotionally expressionless, predictable and parallel acting does not constitute a good actor. Let’s all be real here and call a spade a spade.
My judgment is not clouded nor swayed by looks, but is constructive in the sense that it is meant to encourage and be a medium for improvement. I can’t say for a fact that he is relying on his looks to propel him forward, but if that is the case he needs to critically reevaluate his approach because it is only going to take him thus far.
By: Cassie Johnson/ GhanaCelebrities.Com