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Review: Coming 2 America

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Coming 2 America

Craig Brewer2020

Overview

Akeem must venture back to the States to find his long-lost son and apparent heir to the throne of Zamunda.

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Director Craig Brewer
Writer Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield
Release Date 17 December 2020

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Chris Sully

Chris Sully

4/5
3/5
Chris Sully

Chris Sully

4/5

Chris: “Like visiting old friends you hadn’t seen in a while and seeing what they’ve been up to. Still sharing the same inside jokes that you had with them 30+ years ago. They’re still funny, tho they’ve definitely aged and slowed down a bit. Definitely will be visiting again soon!

3/5

Chris: “Like visiting old friends you hadn’t seen in a while and seeing what they’ve been up to. Still sharing the same inside jokes that you had with them 30+ years ago. They’re still funny, tho they’ve definitely aged and slowed down a bit. Definitely will be visiting again soon!

Matt: “The sequel to Coming to America is Coming 2 America, and the phonetic duplicate of its predecessor is no accident. This is a love letter to the original in every way, repeating the same jokes and plot points with little effort to stand apart.

Though I had genuine laughs, much of the entertainment value from this film was fueled by nostalgia. You can tell everyone was having fun filming this, but it felt like an SNL tribute to the 1988 film, complete with several musical acts.

The highlights were Wesley Snipes as General Izzi and the elaborate, gorgeous costume design. For this alone, it’s worth a viewing, but only once.”

alternative viewing

If you need those Coming to America laughs, the classic original never disappoints.

Coming to America

John Landis19881 h 56 min

19881 h 56 min
Overview

Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.

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Director John Landis
Writer Eddie Murphy, David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein
Release Date 29 June 1988

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