LIVING IN BONDAGE “BREAKING FREE”: Exceptional

LIVING IN BONDAGE “BREAKING FREE REVIEW

By JumandeRaji

Directed by Ramsey Nouah

Starring: Swanky JKA, Ramsey Nouah, Kenneth Okonkwo, MunachiAbii, EyinnaNwigwe, Shawn faqua, Kanayo O Kanayo, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Zulu adigwe, EbereOkaro.

This is a sequel to one of the moves that made Nollywood what it is today and when I heard they were making a sequel, I was doubtful they would be able to pull it off. Most movies that have sequels released a long time after, most times lose the essence of the initial movie, but not this one, I was given a pleasant surprise.

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The story follows the life of Nnamdi Okeke the son of Andy Okeke, anyone who has watched the first living in bondage would be familiar with that name. he struggles as a youth to make something of himself but to no avail. Eventually, he goes to visit his “uncle” who knew his father against his mother’s wishes, his luck changes and things start to work out for him. He is gradually welcomed into the league of wealthy men and he is loving the fast life until he is asked to pay a price, one he cannot pay.

The movie started on a high and definitely ended on a high. I can get over how every single scene seemed to draw everyone in, making you want to see more and more. The acting in this movie was definitely something to remember, the blend of top actors from old Nollywood and new actors in Nollywood made this movie a masterpiece.

Swanky JKA broke forth in this movie and he was just so perfect for the character, every scene with him made you stay glued to your screen. He definitely delivered on this character and definitely made it to my list of favorite Nollywood actors. Every other actor in this movie brought out their A-game for this one, Munachi was simply beautiful to watch. Shawn Faqua’s fluency in Igbo blew me away and his acting was so good it looked so beautiful and natural.

Going to the technical aspects of this movie, everything looked perfectly done, because there were no flaws you could easily pick out when watching this movie. Cinematography, sound, screenplay, set choices, name it, you could tell that a lot of hard work went into the making of this movie and it sure paid off. The sound was great all through the movie, with beautiful soundtracks accompanying the different scenes to help convey the different emotions and it did that excellently.

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The only thing I heard one person complain about as I was leaving the cinema was that it was not so scary, that it should have been scarier than it was. Well, I can’t say that I agree with the person because I believe the director didn’t just want the movie to be seen as strictly a horror film so all film lovers could enjoy it and the flow in the perfect blend of the different elements this movie showed.

The movie could have been way shorter though and there were some scenes and scenarios that dragged for no reason when it could have been straight to the point. There were a few minor continuity issues but the interesting dialogues and great acting covered up for most of the shortcomings.

Big Kudos to Ramsey on this one, his directorial debut and he did such a great job and he is definitely in the league of big-time directors now, no doubt the awards would roll in. this was surely one of my best movies of 2019.

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