Movie Review: Making Domitilla Reboot, NEVER a good idea

Making Domitilla Reboot

After 27 years of its first release, Zeb Ejiro, producer of the blockbuster movie, Domitilla released its sequel “Domitilla: The Reboot”, which is by all standards a bad move.

The first movie tells the story of a young woman named Domitilla, who is forced into prostitution by her manipulative boyfriend.

While the sequel, revolves around four main female characters – Ekwutosi, Fisayo, Promise, and Madam Vee – and the choices they make and the effects of their choices.

These women are all bound now by Domitilla, an evil empire, established and controlled by Madam Vee. 

‘Domitilla: The Reboot’ features top movie stars, including Elvina Ibru, Onyinye Ojokoro, Teniola Aladese, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Ejiro Onojaife, Chioma Okafor, Deyemi Okanlawon, Stan Nze, and Iyabo Ojo.

The first Domitilla movie still lives rent-free in the heads of many of us who were privileged to watch it over two decades ago. It was indeed an ever-green shoot! Captivating!

Well, back to the reboot. The two movies spotlight human trafficking as well as the dangers of involving in the sex trade.

We all know that it’s clear that the issue of sexual exploitation in Nigeria cannot be ignored. Despite sex work being illegal in Nigeria, it remains a prevalent occupation in many urban areas, with young girls often being coerced or forced into it.

The Reboot, which was highly anticipated, was a total disaster, starting from the storyline, the actors, and the scenes; every part of the movie was short of expectations. No thrills, no exciting moment that gives you the kick worth the money spent on the movie ticket.

It takes a lot of patience to sit through the entire movie, which is classified as a blockbuster in the cinemas.

For Madam Vee, a woman who runs such a child trafficking, organ harvesting and prostitution cartel, much was expected from her, in regards to tight security, sophisticated apartment, and luxury to mention the least.

Capturing her was also such an easy task, filled with unworthy dramas.

So many other unconnected scenes. Like that of the prostitute in the first few scenes who was almost drugged with intentions to be used for ritual.

The Igbo accent was unnecessary and would have sounded better if it was properly executed.

The ending fights are so unreal and more like childs play.

The resounding hiss and side lamentations as the movie ended goes a long way to show that 99.9 per cent of the viewers were unsatisfied and regretting the hard-earned money spent.

Domitilla Reboot is rated 3/10 by us.

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