By chimuanya amarachi
FILM FOR REVIEW: WICKED INTENTION
DIRECTED BY: MOHAMMED ABDULAHIM
PRODUCED BY: KINGSLEY OKEREKE & CHIMSZIE EMELIEONWU
RELEASE DATE: 2008
LENGTH OF MOVIE: 2:17:60
PLOT: The plot is more like the Nigerian version of play-boy series (a thin line between love and hate). The story reveals Jim (Desmond Elliot) as a player who was only going to settle down if he found a high-class lady with affluence and the right connections. He is on a trial-and-error mission with ladies and thus decides that I.J (Chika Ginika) his fiancé is no longer fit for the fiancé title, and he moves along with Clara (Amanda Ebege) an undergraduate, and a host of other physically graced ladies, who he still dumps for being over indulging.
Jim’s lust-o-meter is on a weird scale as he falls in lust with a lady who co-incidentally shared the same surname with the bank manager who she works for. Jim quickly got her to sleep with him so that he could inherit “her father’s wealth” the shocker drops when he realizes that it was a mere coincidence of name.
On the other side of the feminist globe, stood the tall, dark, wealthy, independent Charlene (Stephanie Okereke) who was every man’s dream but was not willing to get involved with any man because of the torment her father caused her mother and her because she bore him a female first instead of a son who ‘’could carry on the family name”.
She turns down so many men Including Jim but his good looks coupled with persistence was too much for her to fight alone, so she plans with her confidant Kamsi (Nadia Buari) to use Jim in the same way he is scheming to use her. While Jim plots to sleep with Charlene, get married to her and drain her, Charlene simply employs the services of his manhood to get herself a child (a girl) as she runs off on the wedding day, leaving Jim at the climax of foolishness and discontentment.
Theme: betrayal and indecisiveness
Main cast: Desmond Elliot, Stephanie Okereke, Nadia Buari, Muna Obiekwe, Chika Ginika
Shots: the Extreme close up shots was used in the scene several times when Desmond and Stephanie were making out. The EX CU was evident in so many scenes especially when his expression was highlighted to show his grief over Charlene’s disappearance.
Make up: all the characters in the movie- WICKED INTENTION wore light but meaning portraying colors
Costume: every piece of clothing contributed to the development of the plot as it gave deeper meaning to the personalities of the characters.
Review: The movie is like every other nigerian movie produced at that time, the boy is poor and a social climber who tries to use his charm to get what he wants. There is also the girl that goes out with him(the boy) as a rebellion against her father and so she can get a female child. The shots are good but there where some unnecessary scenes like driving on the road. The people watching the film do not need to know the length of the journey. There where situations when both sides of the conversation where being told. There was almost no mystery in the movie. If i were to rate this movie i would give it a six out of ten that is sixty percent.