Four years later Chike has barely come to terms with her life as a US Government Agent, when she is forced to risk everything she holds dear once again after an international Terrorist kidnaps Grace’s daughter in order to blackmail Chike into doing hr bidding.
Chike and Grace must reunite and build a team to defeat the terrorist and save Grace’s daughter.
The Set Up 2 continues the story of Chike and Grace as they navigate the underworld of drug trade, business secrets and professional trickery while trying to stay alive amid new different obstacles they now face.
The film is a follow-up to the events of the first part and is written and directed by Chinaza Onuzo.
Grace (played by Kehinde Bankole) now has a child and the conflict begins when Usi (Nancy Isime) kidnaps the child so as to ensure that Chike (Adesua Etomi) does her bidding. Grace and Chike reunite to get back Grace’s daughter and take down Usi once and for all.
I liked that the story actually looked like it knew where it was going. It showed originality and a flair that Nollywood seems to have forgotten it can muster.
I loved the costumes, especially Nancy Isime's bodysuit. It was really hot. A big thumbs up to the wardrobe and make-up department.
I think the lighting and scenery choice was exciting as it projected exactly what we'd like to see in Nollywood movies.
I also loved the casting choices as it was exciting to see many of Nollywood's sweethearts on the big screen once again.
The movie however leaves a lot to be desired as it fails to live up to the expectation and thrill I got from its trailer.
Firstly, the choreography was a constant eyesore. I shook my head through most of the action sequence. They could have done better, it was that bad.
Also there were some scenes that were grossly unrealistic in a real life setting. For example, how do you suddenly just let go of someone you've been gunning to kill for virtually most of the movie, just like that.
I think characters were also underutilised. The writing felt lazy and it failed to really show the strength that we all know this rich cast could conjure.
For people who are not as picky and choosy as me when it comes to movies, you'd probably enjoy this movie.
But for someone like me, it pains me, but this is not a movie I'd go to watch a second time.