Coming into this film, I had the lowest of expectations, which for anyone who was unfortunate enough to see Ayo Makun’s previous cinematic turn as Akpos in 30 Days in Atlanta, is completely understandable. I psyched myself up to see what I believed would be a lazy “comedy” that would play out more like a combination of humorous sketches than an actual film. but once the movie started, I ate my words as A Trip to Jamaica looked like it could really turn out to be not only better than its cinematic predecessor, but also a legitimately good film. However, my words were soon regurgitated when the film took a turn for the sigh-inducing, and became everything I expected it to be; a complete waste of my time.
The film begins with a marriage proposal. Akpos (Ayo Makun) gets on stage during a music concert and in front of the crowd, proposes to his girlfriend; Bola (Funke Akindele). To celebrate their forthcoming nuptials, they go on holiday to Atlanta and stay with Bola’s cousin, Abigail (Nse Ikpe Etim) and her extremely wealthy husband, Mike (Dan Davis). Unknown to them, Mike is a big time criminal and is on the run from a bigger one in Eric Roberts’ Sonny. To avoid facing the man that’s after him, Mike comes up with a plan to take some of the heat off his tail; he is going to take all of them to Jamaica on a relaxing holiday. How going to Jamaica helps his situation in anyway is beyond ... Read Full Review