Sugar Rush was released in cinemas in December 2019. It’s a story of three girls who stumble upon $800,000 but are thrown into danger when different people, claiming to own the money, come for them. The movie was briefly pulled from cinemas and many speculated it was because of their negative portrayal of the EFCC (which by the way, was unnecessary and didn’t add much to the film).
However, Executive Director of NFVCB, Adedayo Thomas, said the movie was pulled because temporary approval given for the movie exhibition had expired.
The film was recently released on Netflix and we decided to see what all the fuss was about. Here’s our take on Jade Osiberu and Kayode Kasum’s film, Sugar Rush.
This movie is two hours long for some reason.
One of the reasons being that characters spend five minutes painting a shoe red to create fake Louboutins.
We still don’t know who made this Compound V and what exactly it does.
We just know it will make the Chief feel “youthful” (whatever that means) and Susie is holding it up like it’s the cure to Covid-19 so it must be important.
How does this man stay rich?
This man has just been scammed twice by two amateurs under two minutes. How does he manage to stay rich if he’s so naive? Also, this rich man hands out invitations to his home to strangers he just met that day. Does he not know kidnappers exist?
The Invisible sister.
Nearly thirty minutes in and the third sister has contributed nothing to the film so far. You already know this film would have done fine with just two sisters.
Who’s this one again?
We’ve been introduced to way too many characters already, we can’t keep up with what is happening,
Oh look, it’s this guy again. Can you guess what role he will be playing?
Yep, the comedic sidekick.
This was quite a convenient assassination.
So, we’re supposed to believe that someone had the chief assassinated because of nearly a million dollars and get this, the person ended up not taking the money but just left it lying around in plain sight?
“No extravagant spending,” they said.
Another reason why Sugar Rush is so long is this ten minute (yes, ten whole minutes) montage of them celebrating their newfound wealth.
The night is long and full of continuity errors.
So these girls found the money, bought a house, went shopping, made plans to relocate to the UK, but these guys were still stuck on the night they found the money.
How can we root for characters who are this foolish?
I know these ladies aren’t throwing a lavish party after they just saw on the news that EFCC is looking for the money they stole. It’s like they want to be caught.
No lawyers in the Sugar Rush universe? All that money and they didn’t think to hire one.
Yet another character has been introduced so late into the movie and we’re supposed to fear him.
Nothing to see here.
Just Sugar Rush hinting at a connection between these two and then doing nothing with it.
It always goes down in an elaborate party.
It always ends in some elaborate scheme at a party. Accurate, considering how much Lagosians love to party.
A magic car????
Did they just introduce magic in the third act when there was no setup whatsoever?
So Anikulapo gives this instruction at night….
And for some reason, they waited till day time to carry it out?
Sugar Rush is a fun, colorful, film with one too many unnecessary scenes. It was also clearly rushed plot-wise and editing wise, causing it to come out a huge, ridiculous mess (the third act of this film makes no sense). As far as acting goes, we’d commend Toke Makinwa, Tobi Bakare, Bisola Aiyeola, and Adesua Etomi. The humor delivers some times and falls flat other times and the movie fails to achieve what it set out to do. We’d rate it 5/10.