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Living in Bondage the Review.

This is a sequel to the original movie- Living in Bondage, And follows the story of Nnamdi Okeke, an ambitious young man willing to do anything for success! He is eventually introduced to a life of affluence but everything comes at a price, in this case – his soul!

This movie was a ticket to the Good Life. It was very pretty to watch. 

What worked for it:

Cinematography- This movie took us on an odyssey of impressive cinematic shots supported by superb production design, good music and larger than life innuendos. A top job done here!

Story- The story is very believable and oftentimes relatable, like Nnamdi’s humble beginnings and  the dynamic of Nnamdi’s relationship with his brother was amazing.

Cast- Impressive Cast and top cameos from the original movie – (Kanayo O. Kanayo in this kind of movie was mind blowing). Stunning performances from everyone except for a specific someone (yes, the journalist). 

Ramsey Noah- Big applause to him,  job well done with the direction and role execution. I couldn’t have asked for more, then again , it is Ramsey Noah, he never disappoints!

Some areas for improvement: 

The Special effects- These needed some extra work and fine tuning. Compared to many other Nollywood Movies, the special effects in this movie was in a class of it’s own but it could have done better since Living in Bondage has all that it takes to compete on a global stage.

The Dialogue- I found it particularly frustrating as it often lacked depth and lost power which is a shame because of the talented actors associated with this project. Better dialogue would have elevated the experience especially between Nnamdi and Kelly. I do not think we had the opportunity to fall in love with their love and that experience could have been epic.

The Resolution/Climax- It is as though the viewers are expected to assume a lot of things to understand what eventually happened in many parts of the story, the ending was left rather unresolved and not in a good way.

Verdict: 

Definitely recommended – A must watch! This is a very strong comeback for this Nollywood Classic, beautiful cinematic shots and applaudable direction. That said, it still did not optimally deliver as it seems that the movie was actively trying to hold itself back in certain areas.

Lbelle Paris

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1 Comment

  1. Nice Movie.

    Thanks for your review.

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