Meeting someone for the first time, there is a saying that ” first impression matter.” This often happens in movies that we watch these days.
After it was announced on Netflix that Sugar Rush is available to watch, I was in a rush to actually get a sugary taste of the movie. I must confess that I wasn’t disappointed with the beginning of the movie to its end. It was action packaged with good comedy, fiction, and a lot of things to get happy with. But every film has its own flaws.
This movie writers would have had a lot of sleepless nights coming up with a crime story of such good quality, especially when it comes to crime and comedy.
This movie was centred around a family that lived together but finding it difficult to feed and take care of their sick mom.
Adesua Etomi-Wellington played Susie’s character, one of the sugar sisters, who became notorious due to her shady dealings like faking identities and other related matters. Susie’s immediate younger sister Sola (Bisola Aiyeola), is also in the same vein as her sister with her tricks of trying to obtain money fraudulently from men.
Susie and Sola got invited to a corrupt official (Jide Kosoko) private party. On getting to the party Susie and Sola discovered that the man and his associates were dead, but they noticed that some cash were on the floor. They picked the bag and found that the bag is full of money worth $800k.
Susie and Sola took the money home and celebrated like it was Christmas Eve. After a few days of spending the cash on bags, shoes, jewelry, house and clothes, trouble began, which was where the action in the movie was packed.
This movie has its own shortcomings and should have been done better with all-stars, Sugar Rush’s biggest problems are the crater-sized plotholes within the movie. As a way to save time, I’ll just list some of them:
- Who deleted the video of Susan and Sola leaving the dead politician’s house with the money from the EFCC computer?
- If the politician was killed because of his reluctance to share the cash (like Mrs. Madueke, the EFCC boss who turned out to be an accomplice in the crime, said), why didn’t the assassins just take the money with them when leaving?
- Why does Gina, the dead politician’s daughter (played by Toke Makinwa), send the inexperienced Sugar sisters on a heist to rob the vault of Anikulapo, a man who is literally armed to the teeth with juju?
- After that hilarious (nighttime) shootout, Anikulapo orders his henchman to kill and burn Susan and Dan (The EFCC agent played by Mawuli Gavor), why did he wait till daybreak to do it?
- Wouldn’t it have been better if the character of Anikulapo was a looming figure the entire movie, felt (or maybe heard) but not seen until the end? His reveal would’ve been more “So this is the guy!” as opposed to “Oh, look. It’s Banky W with a dyed beard and on fleek eyebrows. “
I will rate the movie 7/10 because the concept is fresh and make people laugh obviously.