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Review – ‘Coming 2 America’


Comedian Eddie Murphy stars in the sequel to his 1988 comedy, ‘Coming To America‘. Whereas the original film mostly took place in Queens, New York, this sequel only briefly flies over from the kingdom Zamunda. This time the only reason to go back to the Big Apple, is to go find his illegitimate son and heir to the throne.

Unlike its predecessor, ‘Coming 2 America‘ isn’t written by Murphy himself, but I have to admit I enjoyed this sequel more than the first film. Given I only watched the 1988-film a couple of months ago, I felt it dragged and a lot of the humour didn’t age well. 33 years later, King Akeem (Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) aren’t keen to travel back to NYC, but since Akeem’s father, King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), is counting his final…

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