“COMING 2 AMERICA”: Prince Akeem, Lisa and the others–they’re back!

Eddie Murphy reprises his role for what turns out to be an uneven sequel
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and Shari Headley
Directed by Craig Brewer

John Landis’s 1988 smash comedy “Coming to America” was a hilarious feather in the cap for both the filmmaker and Eddie Murphy, who had the starring role. It was original, and funny, and it relied on well-written and -performed characters. Murphy’s Prince Akeem was a charming fellow that the actor played to the hilt. Thirty-three years later, Eddie Murphy and cast have returned, guided by ... more >