King of Boys Movie Review

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This article will be reviewing the Kemi Adetiba’s movie, King of Boys, this is a review so there might be some spoilers. We, therefore, issue a spoiler warning. The King of Boys Movie is a political thriller, it was written and directed by Kemi Adetiba.

King of Boys Movie Review
King of Boys Movie Review

About the King of Boys Movie

The political thriller was written and directed by Kemi Adetiba, she also directed and wrote the popular Wedding Party Movies. This is Kemi Adetiba’s sophomore film, it was produced by Kemi Adetiba, Kene Okwuosa and Remi Adetiba.  They were multiple production houses associated with this movie. EBonyLife, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga studios are all the production houses associated with the political thriller. The film stars Sola Sobowale, Remilekun “Reminisce” Safaru, Toni Tones, Adesua Etomi, Akin Lewis, Paul Sambo, illBLISS, Demola Adedoyin, Osas Ajibade, Sharon Ooja, and Jide Kosoko.

King of Boys Movie Plot Line

The King of Boys Movie follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, she is a businesswoman and philanthropist with a colourful past. She is the ruthless ruler of the Lagos Political underworld, she has her sight set on finally acquiring a political position. Alhaja Eniola Salami has to trade her underground power for a coveted political position. The King of Boys film follows her journey to her underworld throne and fight for her political ambitions.

The political thriller has a lot of strong themes: ambition, power, greed, vengeance, karma, violence and female empowerment. Lust of power was one of the strongest themes that resonated in the movie, using the protagonist Eniola Salmi to illustrate the consequences of an unrestrained lust for power. Corruption was another strong theme that resonated throughout the movie. King of Boys illustrates how corruption can be founded in different places and in every place from businesses, politics to even personal relationships. King of boys had great and heavy dialogue especially when Eniola Salami spoke. The story unfolded in such an interesting way that kept audience gripped at every turn even though the movie was very lengthy. The characters were wonderfully written, they were strong and dimensional characters. The audience will adore, admire and even resonate with one or two of the characters.

Performances on the King of Boys movies

The King of Boys film offered a lot of great performance, but 3 performance personally stood out:

  • Sola Sobowale as older Eniola Salami: Sola Sobowale pulled out all the stop for this role, she brought to life to the multifaceted cold-hearted protagonist. Her performance was riveting and spellbinding.
King of Boys Movie Review
King of Boys Movie Review
  • Reminisce as Makanaki:  Makanaki is the underboss of the protagonist who is ready to dethrone his former boss. Reminisce played this role with utter perfection. He delivered an authentic performance and his performance will strike fear in anyone watching. His performance was stellar and the producers’ definitely made a great decision in casting him.
King of Boys Movie Review
King of Boys Movie Review
  • Toni Tones as the younger Eniola Salami: This was another great performance. Her performance in some scenes will send a shiver down your spine. Her performance was remarkable and spellbinding
King of Boys Movie Review
King of Boys Movie Review

Final Thoughts

King of Boys is a great movie, it definitely lived up to its hype. The movie offers strong characters, remarkable and memorable performances, great themes and an amazing storyline. The only complaint is the length of the movie, It was really long.

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