It appears ”coming 2 America 2” would not meet the audience expectation even after keeping too long to its release.
Eddie Murphy perfectly rediscovered his old magic with director Craig Brewer of Netflix’s “Dolemite Is My Name” in 2019. The teaming on ”coming to America” rated PG -13; is streaming on Amazon Prime. With technical eyes, it’s more disappointing outing.
”Coming 2 America” 1998, the original remains a raucous romantic comedy and Black fairy tale. The follow-up, ”Coming 2 America 2” is edentulous. It got the funny scene with some moments of greatness but the same old story.
”Coming 2 America” easily could have been a really neat father-daughter tale – and one celebrating young Black women – yet filmmakers instead chose the rehashed route already traveled.
New faces emerge, Tracy Morgan as Lavelle’s Uncle Reem. John Amos and Louie Anderson return to head up the Zamundan locale of their McDonald’s ripoff, McDowell’s, the most interesting personalities who get short-shifted are Akeem’s daughters, warrior Meeka (KiKi Layne), Eddie Murphy’s real life daughter, brainy Omma and spunky Tinashe (Akiley Love).