Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke review – an absurd comedy with no plot

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: January 2, 2022
Netflix film Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke


Full of only subplots and no actual plot, Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke is one of the most absurd and disorganized films of recent times.

This review of the Netflix film Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke does not contain spoilers. 

“The most important thing in life will always be family.” From The Fast and the Furious series, this quote from Dominic Toretto summarizes the surface of the Nigerian films of the Chief Daddy franchise. The first film Chief Daddy came out in 2018 and the second one Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke comes out on the first day of 2022. And, as I am writing this review after watching both parts (to gain much understanding about the franchise), I am depressed and guilt-ridden. I am literally cursing myself to waste the first day of the new year watching two of the most absurd and disorganized films of recent times.

With the serious theme of family dysfunctionality, it revolves around the family of Chief Beecroft. A billionaire industrialist, he is a benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff, and mistresses (which is unrealistically too much). The first installment deals with Chief ‘Daddy’ Beecroft’s sudden death and the feud over his will among the family members. That feud however ended up in harmony and everyone accepted that they were part of a single big family. But the second installment tears them apart again with their inheritance being hijacked by another unofficial family member, Leila, acting on revenge for becoming the illegitimate daughter of Chief Daddy and being neglected in the will.

Talking about the second film, Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke, this revenge-themed family dysfunctionality type of plot can be pulled easily with the emotions among the family members with maintaining the drama and comedy (as it is labeled that way). But, unfortunately, none of that happens here. To be honest, the director seems confused about what he wants to make. The writers maybe get high or something as they forget what the movie is about, ss there are no main plots, just subplots. And those also present in an absurd way that doesn’t make any sense. Accompanying that the actors deliver some hysterical acting, which doesn’t have any justification nor have any relevance.

Frankly speaking, I am always up for exploring the cinema around the world. So, when I sit to watch a film from Nigeria, I am quite excited at first. But after watching this kind of work, my heart just sinks. I think from this experience, I learned not every excitement is worth it.

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