In the less-than-two-minutes trailer of Unforgivable, what hits you immediately is drama! From the opening lines, you get this feeling that things will only get hotter and they do! From the hot steamy kissing scenes to the visible and very audible slap, it is obvious that something indeed must have really gone wrong.
If you don’t understand Yoruba, I am sorry, because majority of the dialogue is in Yoruba and unfortunately, there are no translations. For me, Dayo Amusa really has no excuse except of course she wants a very limited audience. How much would it have cost to get a translator for the trailer?
Generally, the trailer is well produced save for a scene where the lighting could have been improved. Also, less would have been more and a better selection of more toned down scenes would have made for entertaining viewing. There is far too much kissing, fighting and drama and not enough on the story line. It all seems like bits of interesting pieces all put together to get the maximum effect. The ending of which basically has a character speaking English saying, “I want to discuss with you” has no business being there and does nothing to further help me understand the movie.
The biggest strength of this trailer is the stars it features: Dayo Amusa, Mike Ezuruonye, Bukky Wright, Desmond Elliot, Faithia Balogun, Bimbo Thomas, Iyabo Ojo, Niyi Johnson, Bidemi Kosoko, Lawal Aisha, and Titilayo Shobo. That alone would seal the fate of the movie and would make some people watch it irrespective of the glitches and that list includes me.
Verdict – You would enjoy watching Unforgivable if you are a fan of Yoruba movies and do not mind the odd over acting here and there but leave the kids at home.
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The Trailer Review is a weekly column by Isabella Akinseye published in Vanguard newspaper.
Watch the trailer here.