Thursday, February 9, 2023

Movie Review: ‘Chief Daddy 2: Going For Broke’ Is Devoid Of Direction

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One movie was got the attention of movie lovers and was filled with a lot of A-list actors is Chief Daddy 2: Going For Broke.
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Produced by Ebonylife and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, this movie starred amazing stars like Shaffy Bello-Akinrimisi, Funke Akindele, Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Rahama Sadau, Mawuli Gavor, Beverly Naya, Falz, Linda Ejiofor, Beverly Osu, Broda Shaggi, Williams Uzor Arukwe, Zainab Balogun, Dakore Egbuson-Akande and more.

Chief Daddy 2: Going For Broke centers around the Beecroft family wanting to share all the money Chief Daddy left behind, but the new CEO who is also Chief Daddy’s daughter, Laila has refused them access because she is a majority shareholder in the company. So the struggle begins.
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Now to start with, the storyline was not so far-fetched because it’s a sequel but the twist here was kind of lost.

For instance, there was so much focus on the love story of the maid’s daughter, Adaora (Beverly Naya), and Dammie Baggio (Mawuli Gavor), whereas the original story is centered around the death of Chief Daddy, like the link here is missing. Another loophole in the storyline is that at no point did they ever reveal how Laila (Rahama Sadau) ended up becoming a majority shareholder in the company to the point that the children have nothing.

There is no how we can talk about the storyline without talking about the characters. If there ever is a case where we can say we have too many stars in a movie, then this is the perfect movie for that.

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It’s like they had to force everyone in and ensure they all get a part in the movie. Let’s not even mention how many times Femi Femzy Beecroft (Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana) appeared, yeah we get he is the lead cast but come one, in fact, if we remove all the scenes Femzy appeared there will be no movie to watch.

Looking at the characters of Teni (Kate Henshaw) and Tinu (Funke Akindele) they kind of lost us there because, okay we get they are close and all but what was the relevance of their scenes to the entire makeup of the story, once again missing. Considering all the stars in this movie they all showed their talent and versatility on the big screen, but did they gel, not really. As individuals they all killed their roles, from Falz, to Beverly Osu, to Ini Edo to Funke Akindele and Kate Henshaw, to Dakore Egbuson, to Shaffy Bello, everyone did well, but as a group, once again not really. It was like having too many hands cooking a soup.

Speaking of the costume and makeup of Chief Daddy 2, yes it was on point, the cinematography and photography were top notch and the move from one scene to another was quick.

The remake of the soundtrack though (lol), was better than that of part one. But one thing that is obvious in this entire script, is the fact that the movie had no direction. Because in the end, the family did not still get the inheritance they wanted, everything they were fighting for didn’t happen, and they were all rejoicing at the wedding of Adaora and Dammie, come on, this is not a realistic ending to all the fighting and shouts in the movie.
Final Thoughts
Chief Daddy 2: Going For Broke could have been better but once again the idea of having too many stars in a movie and expecting to always come out well is an issue. This movie gets a 5/10 and we definitely hope a sequel is to follow, it will be better.

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