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|Motives 2 - Retribution|
Actors: Brian J. White, Vivica A. Fox, Sean Blakemore, John Bailey, Donna Biscoe
Director: Aaron Courseault
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
It?s been three years since Emery Simms was wrongfully imprisoned for a murder he didn?t commit. Emery?s best friend Brandon (Blakemore) and ex-wife Connie (Fox) are now married, running a successful restaurant and nightcl... more »
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M. Stevenson | Hollywood, CA | 06/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the sequel I have been waiting for all year!!!
First, let me say that I am a huge fan of White, Fox, Jackson, Joe Torrey and am encouraged by the work of young filmmakers at "Rainforest Films." If you saw Motives 1, you know that the ground plan was laid out with everyone being a suspect in the murder of Allanah James (Golden Brooks from Girlfriends fame). Kelsy Scott continues with the story from here, revealing more information about the major players and how they each have a motive to get what they want.
Well in Part 2 "Retribution" is to be paid by the real Killer, (Blakemore) and boy does he have to pay for what he did (see the movie). Although this one is not as truly as exciting as Part 1 (see the other reviews), it was wonderful to see all these beautiful African American faces do well together (Sharon Leal, etc) on film. It would have been nice to see Shemar in some scenes, because the movie is about him to begin with.
It was a plus to see more of Jackson, he is on his way up in Hollywood. Of course, Joe Torrey steals the show for me (he is the funny man) - in fact I watched it 5 times in a row just so I could see his part and how he lit up the screen with his presence. Other newcomers presented themselves well on camera too. The sex scenes were well done (not too much).
Overall, it was not as slick as the first one, but still entertaining. My prediction is that we will discover in Part 3 that Connie, the Lawyer, and Donovan have mastermined this whole thing from the very beginning. Who knows, its just my guess. We will have to wait and see.
Since there was no 4.5 on the scale, I gave the film 4 pts. Had to take away 1pt because there was no Shemar, and 1pt because it moved too slow, it could have been more suspensful. But I gave it 1/2 pt because Kelsy Scott did a great job at letting Jackson's (character) be as mean and nasty as he should have been. It helped the movie a lot. Then I gave another 1/2 pt because the filmmakers did such a fine job at answering ALL the questions pertaining to the story, some films leave the audience with too too many unanswered questions and its hard to get a feel for having learned something.
Cant wait to see part 3. This film is worth having in your home movie collection."
Payback Can Be Great
E | Kansas City | 06/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you saw Motives you had plenty of questions about the future well Motives 2 answers those questions. You need to see this if you saw Motives. It picks up a few years later and it gets right into it. Greed will get anyone killed and this movie shows it. No matter who you are the wrong motive will come back on you. You must watch Motives first though. So watch Motives then watch Motives 2 and have a great evening."
This one was ok.
Eric Robinson | DETROIT, MI | 07/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The first "Motives" was better in my opinion, although, this one did bring about closure to the first one because of what happened to "Shemar Moore's character in Pt. 1. I was glad to see that justice kind of prevailed."
Annie M. Powell | 06/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I think Motives 2 is an excellent movie, even though, one must have watched Motives 1 to fully understand this twisted mystery. Napping in between settings is most definitely not recommended.....Put on your P.I. thinking cap!"