Coming To America was released in June 29, 1988 featuring Eddie Murphy. After almost 33 years, Eddie Murphy is back with a sequel Coming 2 America which released on March 4, 2021 on Amazon Prime OTT platform. The screentime of this film is around 1 hour 50 minutes.
This film revolves around the life of Eddie Murphy aka King Akeem Joffer who is a king of Zamunda kingdom. Well, one fine day the King Akeem got to know that he has an illegitimate son living in America. He is being recalled that when he went to America 33 years back, he had an affair with a lady and has a son whose name is Jermaine Fowler aka Lavelle Junson. Well, Akeem is living a great life with three daughters and his wife. But, when he got to know about his illegitimate son, things takes a hilariously ugly turn. Will, his son now become the king of Zamunda is what the story follows.
This movie also stars Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones and many more.
The early reviews of Coming 2 America is out now and they are in a range of 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5. It holds 50 percent ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.6 stars ratings out of 10 on IMDB.
Coming 2 America has been directed by Craig Brewer. It has been produced by Kevin Misher and Eddie Murphy. The cinematography has been done by Joe Williams and music work has been handled by Jermaine Stegall. The editing has been done by David S Clark and Billy Fox. The screenplay has been written by Kenya Barris, Barry W Blaustein and David Sheffield.
Coming 2 America movie has been made with a reported budget of around USD 60 million – 439 crores.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: Well, I haven’t watched the original one so I am not here to compare both the films. As a viewer, I enjoyed this film in bits and parts. The film is like a half baked cake which seems a bit odd overall. The story is ok but the zest seems missing. Watching Eddie is always a treat in this film but overall its a lame film. It is a comedy film but you will rarely laugh. Still, I don’t think why I like this film, may be Eddie Murphy is someone who make you happy despite a weak story. The feel of the movie is positive that is the only saving grace.
Altogether, Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America is a one time watch film and there is nothing exciting in the platter for the audience.
Last word: Watch it only for Eddie Murphy or leave it.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Coming 2 America Review- Average (50 percent out of 100).