Death from the start


Til Death Do Us Part stars Annie Ilonzeh, Stephen Bishop, Taye Diggs, Robinne Lee and Malik Yoba. With a small cast, all of the actors had large roles in the movie.

The intro begins as one of the most beautiful songs, “Together” by Marques Houston plays in the background. The music throughout Til Death Do Us Part is spot on and the movie has one of the best soundtracks, but the rest of the movie falls short.

In Til Death, Madison Roland (Annie Ilonzeh) and her husband Michael Roland (Stephen Bishop) have a perfect marriage until he turns abusive. She has to find a way to escape and live a new life in hiding.

With the information given between the summary and the trailer, an audience member would expect twists and turns with thrilling scenes every minute, but the movie takes you from one disappointing scene to the next. With an intriguing plot, expectations are pretty high, but the movie leaves a failing impression.    

Viewers can predict the ending, less than halfway into the movie. The suspenseful moments that really make a thriller movie were lacking. But not all good movies need suspense, they can get by with a surprising ending or an interesting plot. In Til Death, the ending was stupidly obvious. Til Death should have been categorized as a drama considering it had only one “thrilling” scene at the end.

The entire boring movie lead up to the ending. It was supposedly the most suspenseful action-packed scene. All it turned out to be was Madison’s husband sneaking around her house and Madison’s new boyfriend, Alex Stone (Taye Diggs), trying to fight Michael. While this sounds like a pretty good ending, the whole scene was revealed in the trailer and it ended up being two men punching each other.

The actors were decent, however it was not the actors that were the problem; it was the characters. Stupid mistakes were made Madison and her friend Chelsea. Instead of filing for a restraining order, the friends made an elaborate plan to fake Madison’s death. The characters, especially Michael, had complex emotions and actions that were never explained. Til Death left many questions unanswered, like how he turned from being the perfect husband to an abuser.

It was either the less advanced camera or maybe the location, but Til Death did not have the look of a big-time Hollywood movie. It came across as something better suited for Lifetime, and nobody needs another one of those movies.

Nothing about Til Death was professional enough for theaters. The majority of the movie was boring, anticipating one thrilling scene that was quickly over. Loose threads were not tied and more questions are raised than answered. Do not waste $13 for a movie that should be playing on TV.