Shoot To Kill
Mike Ezuruonye, Yvonne Jegede, Bolanle Ninalowo, Chinenye Uyanna, Kingsley Okereke, Stephen Damian, Donatus Uwa
An undercover police officer desperately needs to raise money for her brothers dialysis treatment so when a criminal she is working to bring to justice has the ability to pay her brothers hospital bills without flinching, she is hugely conflicted.
The movie, "Shoot to Kill" has two parts
"When are we shagging?" "Maybe tonight"
I spent a significant portion of my time, while watching this movie, rehashing the rating for the predictability criteria because that’s how many surprises there were at one point. But before we get into that, let’s go over the movie.
Shoot to Kill is the story of an undercover cop, Yvonne Jegede, who is in a bit of an emotional turmoil where she goes undercover as the girlfriend of an international drug lord, played by Mike Ezuruonye, and she finds herself possibly caught up with him.
The synopsis sets it up as one thing. The romance it sets it up as would have been intriguing enough but the movie was more than that. The two parts of the movie play like two separate bodies almost. The first part does much more with building the relationships and going over any kind of romantic links. The first part is bam bam bam – it is definitely the kind of quick paced that we appreciate.
Then came the curse of the second half. The second half has a lot of thinking scenes and repeated motions that it almost becomes tedious and might actually cause an unsuspecting viewer to give up on the movie. However, it is in the second half that the story shows its true potential. Like an onion it peels back its layers.
Possibly the best part of this movie for me was the absolute lack of expectations going in. We hit play for Yvonne Jegede, Bolanle and Mike Ezuruonye (cos you know that our favorite genre of movies are Mike Ezuruonye movies) and neither of the three disappointed. Some of the supporting cast is weak but not nearly weak enough to bring down the movie. The movie reminds you of the charm of these three individually but most importantly, it reminds you of the charm of Pascal Amanfo movies (especially the ones without those annoying asides).
In the beginning there were annoying little aspects of the story to me that came together in the end, and very beautifully so.
Having said that, the movie is not without its faux pas. There was the oh-so-memorable scene (that has been captured in time on our instagram page) where Mike Ezuruonye’s character shoots a man wearing a white shirt in the chest. The man begins to fall after the shot but we can see that the shirt is still visibly white (like omo advert- white). There was also the James bond theme music playing in one scene with Yvonne Jegede.
Faux pas’ aside, “Shoot to kill” is an entertaining watch that could possibly have been sandwiched into a really long one part movie but still earns it’s two-partedness.