MOVIE TITLE: 2ND HONEYMOON

RATINGS: 6/10

GENRE: DRAMA

RELEASE DATE: 2014

DIRECTED BY: OKECHUKWE IFEANYI

WRITTEN BY: DABBY CHIMERE

STUDIO: DABZ MOVIE PRODUCTIONS

COUNTRY: NIGERIA

STARRING: ALEXX EKUBO, UCHE IWUANYANWU, DABBY CHIMERE, UZOR ARUKWE, TISSY NNACHI, ADUNNI ADE

MOVIE REVIEWED BY AJAYI ADEOLA.O

MATRIC NO: 11BE011456

SYNOPSIS

In an effort to spice up their relationship a couple plans a second honeymoon. They set out to enjoy the second honeymoon but they’re met with unexpected interference. As things turned out, a pretty serpent was constantly lurking around with the aim of wrecking what little was left of their marriage.

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. CAMERA SHOTS

The different types of shots were used to capture the action and dialogue in the movie. Various scenes were shot with various types of camera shot to fully portray the actors in character.

  1. the close-up shot and the extreme close-up shot

  2. The medium shot.

  3. The extreme long shot (mostly utilised in the early scenes of the movie to introduce the scenery).

  1. CAMERA ANGLE

     

Scenes in the movie were shot at various camera angles to capture scenery, action and body language. The angles (These were the regular camera angles in the movie especially the medium shot but there was no extreme high angle.) utilised are:

  1. The high angle

  2. The mid angle

  3. The low angle

 

  1. CAMERA SPEED

  1. Normal motion i.e. it was recorded at 24 frames per second.

  2. No slow motion

  3. No fast motion.

  1. MOVEMENT

    There were no visible camera movements. The camera appeared to be static in most of the scenes.

     

  2. TRANSITION

  1. Fade(in and out)

 

 

 

 

REVIEW

Lucas and June (AlexxEkubo& Uche Iwuanyanwu) planned to celebrate their marriage with a second honeymoon but when June walked into her home and found another woman in her bed the celebration went downhill.

This “other” woman, Vicky (Adunni Ade) had luring Lucas to bed as her only agenda.  Lucas amazingly claimed to be clueless that Vicky was in his home which made him look all the more guilty. June assumed he was having an affair, got angry and stormed out of the house. She proceeded to go to on the honeymoon but alone and only to take shelter away from her husband and his “mistress’.

 

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Lucas found June at the hotel and wanted to explain that he wasn’t having an affair but she wasn’t interested. In the middle of his bewilderment he ran into his ex-girlfriend, Amelia (DabbyChimere). In order to find and talk to June he agreed to sharing a room with Amelia in the hotel when he learned that the hotel had no more vacancies and she was ready to help.

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As Lucas waited for an opportunity to see June, she discovered that he was staying with Amelia, which led her to believe he was having yet another affair.

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 June meets a new guy at the hotel and entrust her matrimonial woes to him and the next thing we know the two were in bed.

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In Three words – Miserable, Heartbreaking, pathetic. This is a movie about disloyalty, inconstancy that was completely uninteresting. First off, the characters and relationships were underdeveloped. The audience didn’t get to see the happy times between Lucas and June so it was quite hard to root for these two. The movie starts in the middle and the misunderstanding started before we could understand both couples. 

Vicky as a temptress and enchantress was horrible and it’s understanding why she didn’t make it at luring Lucas into bed. The characters in the story were put in place to move the drama along and not because they were interesting people. 

The writing was novice, low-rent, and mindless. The story was utterly predictable, failing to meet expectations, and cheap. Even the sound of fake slaps and punches was a turn-off. It doesn’t feel like it was based on a true life story.

The story was mostly made up of framed “coincidences” that made the movie feel fake. For example, Amelia just happened to be in the right place at the right time to overhear June admit that she cheated on Lucas. There were many other convenient misfortune and situations. 

Performances? Amateur.Alexx Ekubo is a pretty decent actor. All I can ask is what was he doing in this movie? The rest of cast is not worth talking about.

As for technical issues, most of Dabby Chimere’s dialogue was low and difficult to hear – not that she was saying anything of importance. Her number one line was “calm down, calm down.” Sigh… This movie should have been titled “Second Rate.” It wasn’t impressive and quite frankly, it was a complete mess.