Director :Niyi Akinmolayan
Producer :Mo Abudu
Starring : Eyinna Nwigwe, Adesuwa Etomi, Daniella Down, Sola Shobowale, Beverly Naya, Banky W and Richard Mofe Damijo
Genre : Romance/Comedy
Release Date : December 9, 2017
Awesome-o-Metre : 5.9/10
Revue of THE WEDDING PARTY 2- DESTINATION DUBAI
She said YES, there is only one problem – he didn’t ask.
The Wedding Party 2 is the sequel to the rom-com blockbuster The Wedding Party which was released about this time last year and it follows what ensued after Dozie’s brother (Enyinna Nwigwe), Nonso pulled Deidre (Daniella Down) in for a kiss and the series of dramatic events that leads to their eventual nuptials.
As expected, this movie is a star-studded comedy and I definitely had my series of laughs. So, I would discuss my view of the movie in two parts – the good and the errr, not-so-good.
The picture quality and score on this movie was top-notch. I particularly liked the choice of Nigerian songs and how they flowed seamlessly into the movie. I also liked how they tried to sell Dubai to us; it was in your face but not too all over the place. The movie also had a good storyline (like who proposes by accident) even though expected…98% of Nigerian movies are in the romantic genre (rolls eyes). I also liked how they did not dwell too much on Dozie and Dunni; the spotlight was fixed on Nonso and Deidre.
On the not-so-good aspect, too many cooks spoiled this broth. It was an ensemble cast with so many needless scenes and so many unnecessary characters. This affected the overall comedy of the movie…they were all trying too hard to be funny. I also did not understand the sound…like their voices had been recorded in a studio and so, they seemed to be lip-syncing. I also felt that the directing could have been better; the acting at several points just seemed forced and unreal. And yes, the continuity did not do it for me. It seemed like they had so many things to say and do and they had to cram it all into 90 minutes of film and as such, kept jumping into scenes without sufficient backstories.
All in all, The Wedding Party 2 may not have been as good as the first installment (they hardly are) but it still makes for an enjoyable watch and good fun especially this Christmas season.
I am sure you have heard that the tickets are fast selling and cinemas are always overbooked so why not jump the queue and secure a seat by clicking HERE to buy a ticket and afterwards hit me with your comments below or on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think about The Wedding Party…or any other film for that matter.
Revue Contribution by Tofunmi @T_AyaOba