Director’s Craig Brewer’s Coming 2 America, the sequel to the enduring Eddie Murphy hit Coming to America, has finally arrived 33 years later. We are happy to say that most of the beloved original cast has returned in parts both big and small.
In the film, Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back as Zamundan Prince Akeem and his personal aide Semmi; James Earl Jones briefly reprises his role as King Jaffe Joffer, alongside John Amos (as the fast food restauranteur Cleo McDowell), Shari Headley (Akeem’s love interest, now wife), Paul Bates (Oha, the royal servant with the voice of an angel), and Vanessa Bell Calloway (Imani, Akeem’s would-be betrothed in the first movie who memorably barks like a dog at his command). Time has been kind to all these familiar faces, who seem to be having fun revisiting these characters.
What should be noted is there are some AMAZINGLY funny performances in this film; especially by Leslie Jones in what we think is going to be her breakout role, and newcomer Nomzamo Mbatha lights up the screen with her role. We can’t overlook Jermaine Fowler and Snipes, who all have been added to this sequel.
Anyway, check out our full review of the film in the video below;