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Title: Coming 2 America
Year Of Release: 2021
Review Date: March 31, 2021
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 110 minutes
Box Office Gross: N/A
Site Rating: 2 out of 10 stars

NOTE: film review contains spoilers

In 1988 the movie "Coming To America" was about an African prince from the fictional nation of Zamunda, traveling to America to find a bride. The movie was a big hit and is now a cult classic.

The film was subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit, as the movie was stolen from a 50-page story submitted to Paramount Pictures by the legendary columnist, Art Buchwald. "Coming To America" actor Eddie Murphy was fraudulently credited with Buchwald's work.

Paramount lied in court stating the movie made no money. Then it was discovered the film made over $300,000,000. Paramount then settled the case with Buchwald.

"Coming 2 America" was released this month and it is a substandard version of the original. "Coming To America" was a great film that was well done (though I would have left out the royal bathing scene in the original and sequel, as some kids have watched the films).

The sequel leaves much to be desired. While the original cast did a good job in the sequel and Tracy Morgan was a funny addition to the film, much of the new actors and actresses seemed out of place in the movie. The sequel centers on Prince Akeem returning to America when he discovers he had knocked up a woman in New York, who gave birth to a son, who is now 30 and the heir.

The script was week and unfunny, the sets looked fake, the casting was poor, the costumes were not authentic looking and the artwork bad. The house used as the Zamundan palace didn't even look African nor did the famous dance sequence brought back from the original.

1988

2021

Even the soundtrack was poor. They remade the 1988 hit song "Coming To America" by the System, which was a solid hit. However, the 2021 remake just wasn't as good. The film has received many bad reviews from critics and audiences alike, who know the original.

The film was sold to Amazon for $125,000,000 as opposed to being released in a movie theater, due to the coronavirus pandemic. It's just as well, as the film would have suffered less than stellar box office sales.

I'm disappointed with the project. I was hoping for more from this film. However, the current breed of Hollywood so-called creative talent are anything but. Hollywood used to make great movies, before it was taken over by a deranged cult with no talent.


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