This is a fun Movie to watch. Eddie Murphy and Cast bring to the Silver Screen a fantastic Sequel to the Original Movie-COMING TO AMERICA! It’s on Amazon Prime and it’s so much fun to watch. Do Enjoy!
Coming 2 America is a 2021 American comedy film that serves as a sequel to the original 1988 film starring Eddie Murphy. The film is directed by Craig Brewer from a screenplay by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, and a story by Blaustein, Sheffield, and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Murphy. It is the second installment in the Coming to America film series, and stars Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones.
|Coming 2 America|
|Official release poster|
|Directed by||Craig Brewer|
|Produced by||Kevin MisherEddie Murphy|
|Screenplay by||Kenya BarrisBarry W. BlausteinDavid Sheffield|
|Story by||Barry W. BlausteinDavid SheffieldJustin Kanew|
by Eddie Murphy
|Starring||Eddie MurphyArsenio HallJermaine FowlerLeslie JonesTracy MorganKiKi LayneShari HeadleyTeyana TaylorWesley SnipesJames Earl Jones|
|Music by||Jermaine Stegall|
|Edited by||David S. ClarkBilly Fox|
|Paramount PicturesNew Republic PicturesEddie Murphy ProductionsMisher Films|
|Distributed by||Amazon Studios|
|Release date||March 4, 2021 (United States)|
|Running time||110 minutes|
On the 30th anniversary of his wedding with Lisa McDowell, Prince Akeem of Zamunda is summoned before his dying father, King Jaffe Joffer. Jaffe and his shaman Baba reveal to a baffled Akeem that he has sired a son during his first visit in Queens, New York after Semmi had enticed two women into spending the night with them while Akeem was still searching for his future queen. One of them drugged Akeem, resulting in a tryst he did not remember; and since Zamundian tradition demands that only a male successor can inherit the throne, and Lisa has borne only daughters, Akeem is forced to travel back to Queens to retrieve his son or else face a violent takeover by Zamunda’s militaristic neighbor nation Nextdoria, whose dictator, General Izzi, has repeatedly tried to push Akeem into marrying his eldest daughter Meeka to his foppish son, Idi.
Following King Jaffe’s funeral and Akeem’s ascension as king, he and Semmi travel to Queens to meet his illegitimate son, Lavelle Junson, to find him a smart-mouthed ticket resaler struggling to get a real job. After an awkward reunion with his mother Mary, Akeem takes them both and Lavelle’s uncle Reem back to Zamunda, much to his family’s displeasure. When General Izzi learns of this, he drops by to introduce his daughter Bopoto to Lavelle as a last shot at laying claim to the throne of Zamunda, but in order to qualify as a royal prince, Lavelle firstly has to pass a series of traditional – and hazardous – tests. Lavelle is at first highly reluctant to place himself in danger, but then bonds with Mirembe, a royal groomer, who tells him of Akeem’s quest to find his queen and encourages him to follow his own path. Lavelle gradually develops an understanding with Akeem’s family, and using his wits and some forced courage, he passes and is made Prince of Zamunda.
However, at his accession party, Lavelle overhears a conversation between Akeem and Izzi which makes him believe that Akeem is just exploiting him, and he, Mirembe, Mary and Reem depart back for New York. Upset at losing Mary, whom she has befriended, Lisa locks Akeem out of their bedroom. After a talk-to with her father, who reminds him of late Queen Aoleon’s progressive mind, Akeem flies back to the States, leaving Semmi to stall Izzi, who intends to return in one day to either see Bopoto wedded off to Lavelle or declare war. Returning to Queens, Akeem finds that Lavelle and Mirembe are about to get married. Reminded of his own life’s story, he gives them his blessing and releases Lavelle from his royal obligations.
In the meantime, Semmi and the princesses fight off and subdue General Izzi, forcing him to try a more diplomatic approach. Upon his return home, Akeem changes the royal succession tradition by allowing Meeka to ascend to the throne upon his death, while Lavelle is made an ambassador of Zamunda in New York and General Izzi has opened Nextdoria for a peaceful political and trading relationship. The film concludes with a grand party at the royal palace, with Akeem’s friends from Queens as special guests.