‘Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Story' Review: A valuable lesson on greed but lacks the thrill
Greed is more about fulfilling an inner void than it is about accumulating wealth. We all have our own desires and goals in life that we want to accomplish. However, if we come to grips with greed while pursuing these goals, it would undoubtedly ruin all we hold. Greed, if left unchecked, has the potential to kill humanity's spirit, spreading like cancer across civilization. Our proclivity for ostentatious spending has already wreaked havoc on the earth. The triumph of greed over compassion might spell the end of our society.
Lifetime's ‘Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Story' will show you how greed tempts everyone and how everyone is greedy for gain. The story follows Zuri Maxwell (Monique Coleman), an interior decorator who has it all: a satisfying career, a loving family and friends, and a nice guy in her life, artist Stephon Gardner (Nathan Witte). When Zuri meets Godfrey Anderson (Eric Benét), a gorgeous philanthropist and entrepreneur, and his extremely wealthy aunt Miss Viv (LisaRaye McCoy), greed tries to destroy everything. Zuri believes they have all she desires. In order to be a part of the moneyed world she so desperately wants to be a part of, she sacrifices the ideals and morals that should govern her while Godfrey romances her.
All Zuri ever wanted was to live out her princess dreams of having it all, not just in an emotional way, but also in a monetary sense. When money tempts her, she transforms into that materialistic princess. Even though Zuri wanted to reform and get out of the deep shithole of greed, she was unable to do so, and this entire drama in her life almost cost her life.
Overall, the movie is a great watch and will keep you engrossed throughout Zuri's life. In the middle of the movie, you'll think you're watching 'Mean Girls' as Zuri goes shopping and enjoys her life to the fullest, but also holds secrets. The film has a lower level of thrill, but it does have the perfect amount of suspense and curiosity. When it comes to Monique Coleman's performance, it was fantastic to see her in the role of a lady who aspires to be successful but is enticed by greed. Apart from that, I really enjoyed Eric Benét's acting; he puts up an incredible performance throughout the flick.
The film's genre was a thriller, although it didn't contain much of a thriller, it did teach a valuable life lesson: greed consumes a person, causing him to dive into selfishness, rage, jealously, and unhealthy rivalry. It suffocates all strands of happiness and leads to death. It also demonstrates that the environment you live in or the kind of people you contact will influence your personality and habits, and you never know when you'll turn into someone you've always despised. As depicted in the film, Zuri began as a good, honest, and loving individual who was always there for others, but she eventually evolved into a person who defrauds others.