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Coming 2 America (2021)

Directed by Craig Brewer

Starring Eddie Murphy, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones, Wesley Snipes

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Expected a disappointment, but I liked it! As good a sequel as they could have made. I even found it a bit touching.

Great to get so much of the old cast back, more impressive considering it’s 33 years since the first film. So many great cameos that I had to stop counting. Nice to see Murphy having fun again. Strong, confident performance from Leslie Jones, Snipes is wonderful with his accent, Fowler is pretty good as the prince, but he doesn’t look like either of his parents. Murphy and Hall reprise some of their old roles with the same wonderful make-up.

A lot of the same jokes and homages to the first film. While some of the augmented old footage works really well, there are a few too many clips from the first movie. We’ve all seen the first movie, let’s stop milking it.

Brewer does a good job directing. I wonder how much help he got from Landis.

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