Coming 2 America
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the movies I’m looking forward to in the first half of the year. One of the movies I was looking forward to was Coming 2 America, considering how part 1 was so much fun to watch and brought back childhood memories. Well I guess I should have cherished those memories a lot longer because this is the absolute worst movie I have seen this year. How do you wait for 30years to deliver a sequel to one of the most beautiful movies of the 80s, only for it to come out so awful?
Basically, King Akeem finds out he has a son from his first visit to America and he goes back to find him so he can inherit his throne because only a male heir can inherit the throne of Zamunda. How is it possible that Akeem had not been to America in 30years considering that his wife is American? This movie felt like the producers pressed pause in 1988 and played it in 2021. There was no character development, literally everyone had the same damn roles and the routines were the same. They tried really really hard to make it look like part 1 that they ruined it.
Eddie Murphy was so shit. Like how can you be an Oscar-nominated actor and still pull such a mediocre performance? All he had to do was leave the damn classic alone. The only reason I can think of as to why such catastrophe was done was he has to somehow pay for child support; he has 10 children.
Wesley Snipes was a hit in the 90s/00s and to see what he has become in this movie was such a shame. That man did not give us the Blade trilogy and some of the best action films of the 90s to be degraded into a miniscule Idi Amin of Zamunda.
The only thing I cannot complain about were the costumes. Ruth Carter, who designed the costumes for Black Panther designed all the outfits of this movie and best believe, Africa was truly represented. If you looked closely, there was a bit of Wakanda in the costumes and was the only part of the movie that evolved in 30years.
Watch this movie at your own risk.
I’ll rate it 4 out of 10.