When I heard that a sequel to Coming to America was coming out I was skeptical. Coming to America is such a classic and staple in the African-American community that to make a sequel and then ruin it seems pretty blasphemous.
It was supposed to come out last Christmas but we all know what prevented that from happening. COVID scared the production companies so badly that Amazon Studios bought the highly-anticipated sequel for $125 million. At the time, it seemed like a good move, but now it’s kind of obvious that maybe Eddie Murphy should’ve held out for theaters after all.
With theaters finally beginning to open again in major cities like New York, Coming 2 America would’ve made a killing because this film was so good!
When I mean “good” I don’t mean good in the sense that the movie had a storyline filled with twists and turns because it was very predictable throughout but it was still so much fun!
With cameos galore and callbacks to the original in ways that didn’t feel too corny but instead inspired heartwarming (and sometimes tear-inducing) nostalgia Coming 2 America is a fun movie to bring the family together and laugh for roughly two hours.
It’s the best long-awaited sequel that I’ve seen since The Force Awakens and that’s saying something. And like I said, the cameos… Eddie Murphy called a lot of people to be in this movie and they delivered!
Plus, the addition of Leslie Jones, Wesley Snipes, and Tracy Morgan was perfect.
I think what I loved most about this sequel is that it kind of made Coming to America better while also adding a storyline that I will accept as canon whereas Terminator: Dark Fate‘s storyline was so upsetting I’m not thinking of it as a sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day but rather as just another ridiculous Terminator movie.
All in all, if you watch it I think you’ll enjoy it. Like I said before, the plot is very predictable but it is fun. And don’t turn the credits off immediately because there are some fun moments there too.
I’ll give this movie 87 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars.
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