PRODUCER- CHISOM OZ- LEE
MAIN CAST- RAMSEY NOAH, UCHE JOMBO, DESMOND ELLIOT, CHET ANEKWE, CHISOM OZ- LEE, ESOSA EDOSOMWAN.
DIRECTOR- DESMOND ELLIOT, BETHELS AGOMUOH
SCREENPLAY- CHISOM OZ- LEE, ABIGAIL AMABA
LOCATION- NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES
DURATION- 1hr: 39mins
DATE OF RELEASE- 2012
MOVIE RATING – 6(out of 10)
GENRE- ADVENTURE, DRAMA
REVIEWER- EKE EZINNE MARGRET
“Unguarded” is a suspense filled movie that took place in New York and Los Angeles. The main character (Ramsey Noah) seeks a vengeful adventure with the sole aim of getting back at his gold-digging fiancée (Esosa Edosomwan) who had an affair with his father and ran off informing no one of her whereabouts. He was left scarred and sored brutally in the heart and ensured that every other woman would feel what he felt thereby leaving them alone and heartbroken . With this thought, he went from country to continent breaking hearts and causing demoralization of women whom he claimed to love and would end up marrying. He no longer believed that love existed.
In his venture for vengeance, he came across a lady(Uche Jombo) who was meant to be one of his project works but was in shock as the tables turned and he fell in love with her while he worked as a janitor in her office to get to know her better. This lady’s drama came with a supposedly dead fiancé (Desmond Elliot) and a conniving half-sister (Chisom OZ-Lee). With this, things got really twisted and heated up for the two parties as her half-sister was bent on making her life a living hell. As a matter of fact, this lady fell in love with him not knowing of his past and also fell in love with her supposedly dead fiancé. This alone, led to the highest stage of confusion she’s faced in her entire life. Who does she end up with? Does this young man eventually forgive his father? Will there ever be a light at the end of the tunnel for them? Find out as you sit back and watch for more as the suspense unfolds.
MY REVIEW OF THE MOVIE
Desmond ElIiot has released yet another drama-filled, suspense-packed movie. The movie consists of splendid actors who not only play their part well but also speak fluent English and not just the everyday movie that has bad play on words. The screenplay was nicely directed leaving no stone unturned. The lighting was set in the right proportion thereby giving the scenes the right lightning needed. The photography was amazing because the lens were focused perfectly; the music as well as the camera movements was all excellent in their specific areas.
As we all know, there’s no perfect movie and judging from my perspective, the movie has its flaws. To begin with, the movie had no sequential story line but rather kept jumping from one aspect to the other not exactly making the point of a scene known.
For example, the scene where her best friend died was the only scene her best friend was relevant and according to her “she is all I have left in this world” As a matter of fact, someone that dear to her should have appeared more than once and not just when she was convulsing on the hospital bed before she finally died.
During the cause of the movie, we were never told of how the man found out about his fiancée and his dad or vice versa. As viewers, we deserve to know every bit of every scene not just assuming we know how the story goes. Something similar happened when the conniving half- sister called on a man to deflate her sister’s car tires. Apparently that was the end of that scene and nothing was done about it. All things being equal, the movie does not seize to be a captivating one and deserves a must watch from everyone.
ELEMENTS OF THE MOVIE PRODUCTION
1- SHOTS USED: LONG SHOT
CLOSE UP SHOT
EXTREME CLOSE UP SHOT
2- CAMERA MOVEMENTS: VERTICAL MOVEMENTS
3- CAMERA SPEED: NORMAL MOTION
4- CAMERA ANGLE: HIGH ANGLE
EXTREME HIGH ANGLE
POINT OF VIEW
5- TRANSITION: FADE IN, FADE OUT, CUT, DISSOLVE
Generally, I feel the movie is still very pleasant visually because it was directed perfectly and few flaws could be detected. The actors are alluring along with beautiful scenery. Watching the main character be afraid of love was quite saddening but also gives us our lesson of not investing too much in something or someone. This is a story full of dramatic twists and mind blowing movements with a play on words and that is worth the watch because it not only brings about ranges of Nigerian people but also brings about all the ranges of African people from the South African receptionist to the anger filled Jamaican. It is one that portrays Africans in their elements. So in the words of one of the deserted fiancées before she committed suicide; “this is the end of the world… for me “but on my account, I have come to the end of the movie review “Unguarded”.