The Set Up 2 (2022) Movie Review: An action flick that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish

Synopsis: Chike was finding her foot as an agent for an international organization, when she was compelled by the kidnap of her friend’s child to risk everything she holds dear once again to go after a criminal and kidnapper, Usi. The kidnapping by Usi was done to lure Chike into doing her bidding. Chike and Grace go on to form a team and take down Usi and save Grace’s daughter. 

The Set Up 2 (2022) Movie Cast

  • Adesua Etomi
  • Kehinde Bankole
  • Lota Chukwu
  • Nancy Isime
  • Stan Nze
  • Kate Henshaw
  • Blossom Chuwkwujekwu 
  • Tope Olowoniyan
  • Lilian Afegbai
  • Jim Iyke
  • Tina Mba 
  • Lilian Afegbai 
  • Uzor Arukwe
  • Gbubemi-ejeye

The Set Up 2 (2022) Movie: The Crew

  • Inkblot Productions – Producer 
  • Film One Entertainment – Producer 
  • Anakle Studios – Executive Producer 
  • Naz Onuzo – Director,  Writer and Co-Executive Producer.
The Set Up 2 (2022) Movie Review by NollyRated.

The Set Up 2 (2022) Movie Review

The Set Up 2 feels like a movie made out of a collaborative effort between Sydney Sheldon and Robert Ludlum. I was very impressed with the story line; it has action, suspense, a smidgen of romance, and humour. The revelations are mind blowing. As a matter of fact, I was on the edge of my seat through out the movie. It has been a while since I have seen an action movie from Nollywood that I really like. 

I really love the cast of the movie. We have a mix of old and new actors. Adesuwa is a beauty to behold, and the combination of her natural beauty and skills shine through. Fight sequences are well choreographed, weapons handling is well orchestrated, and the stunts are almost perfect, almost. Yet none of these take away from the extraordinary nature of the movie. 

Nancy Isime has firmly positioned herself as the queen of the Nollywood action flicks, and she gives a great performance here. Of course, Kate Henshaw, Tina Mba, Jim Iyke and the rest of the cast, are truly in their elements. But my favourite in this movie is not even the lead actor; it is Stan Eze. He displays the perfect blend of seriousness, goofiness, tenderness, and humour. He is fully in his element here. 

The picture quality of the movie is top notch. I especially like the manner in which the movie uses the opening montage to give us an update from its prequel. There was no wasting of screen time. I especially love the camera angles. For example, there is an aerial view of Lagos that came out really well. I wish to see more of such in Nigerian movies. 

The Set Up 2 movie has some minor misses, none of which take away from the excellent story and performances of the actors and crew. I intend to go see this movie again. 

Nolly Rating: 5/5 (Extraordinary Movie) 

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