Your favorite comedy actor Eddie Murphy returns in this refreshing sequel to his epic 1988 movie Coming to America. The movie is titled Coming 2 America and it features stars like Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones and Eddie Murphy himself. Read on to get a full review (including a synopsis) of the movie.
The story obviously draws strongly from it's predecessor and has been described as a retread more than a true sequel, nevertheless, the story has it's own feel and the originality is tangible. It may seem repetitive sometimes but the plot always moves in it's own direction eventually.
Coming 2 America Review
For most people who grew up watching Eddie Murphy and were fortunate enough to watch the first installment of Coming to America, the news of a sequel was eagerly welcomed. The first movie had been a major success (grossing over 250 million dollars from theatres) and most of the actors went on to have massive careers thanks to the exposure they received from the film.
Unsurprisingly, a huge expectation was placed on the producers to make the sequel (Coming 2 America) even better. These expectations have no doubt impacted the rating the movie has received from critics since it's release by Amazon Prime, as most of them have been either average or negative.
These reviews initially had me worried about seeing the movie myself but on watching it, it was obvious that the sequel was as good as (if not even better than the original).
I'll personally rate the movie 8/10 for it's tone improvement and for realigning it's message to match the values of our time. Plus it had Davido, so...
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