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Coming 2 America: this Friday March 5th on Amazon

  • 02-03-2021 6:19pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    I did a search and no previous thread popped up

    I'm looking forward to this and hoping Murphy's resurgence run continues

    I never watch the trailer of Comedies as it ruins all the punchlines, but here it is for those who do



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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭ donfers


    If this gets above 50 on metacritic I will be astounded


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    donfers wrote: »
    If this gets above 50 on metacritic I will be astounded


    Since when do Film critics ever like popcorn Comedies? ;-)

    Two of it's three writers wrote the original Coming To America, so let's see


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    the original introduced Samuel L Jackson to the world


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,411 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Honestly I'd rather see what 1988 Eddie Murphy thinks of the world in 2021 in a stand up sequel to RAW than this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    Honestly I'd rather see what 1988 Eddie Murphy thinks of the world in 2021 in a stand up sequel to RAW than this.


    We might get both ;-)

    I think Netflix will still make him a stand up offer he can't refuse


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    just hope the Preacher makes a re-appearance, he was the funniest thing about the original



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,929 ✭✭✭ Banjaxed82


    Heard it's a complete ball of sh!te. Just not funny. We'll see.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    the first one was hit & miss, although i loved the cameo's ..i do believe it was Eddie Murphy who played all the characters in the barbershop?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    I thought one of my cousins might have got an early leak of it, so I just asked them there

    Result:

    "Rocco\'s Coming In America, Scene 06"

    A very different Film I'd imagine


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,938 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    I hope McDowell's is still going strong...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,186 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde


    Its suppose to make money by millions of people watching it worldwide to confirm it's crap. Some films have that goal, especially sequels.
    Of course it might not be crap, but regardless that is the goal, and it will indeed be watched by millions and make millions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,796 ✭✭✭✭ Busi_Girl08


    fryup wrote: »
    the first one was hit & miss, although i loved the cameo's ..i do believe it was Eddie Murphy who played all the characters in the barbershop?

    A mix of Murphy and Arsenio Hall I think?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    Banjaxed82 wrote: »
    Heard it's a complete ball of sh!te. Just not funny. We'll see.


    Where?

    Google is only showing 3 reviews
    EW.com

    Coming 2 America is a fun trip back in time






    Coming 2 America, Amazon Prime, review:

    Eddie Murphy stretches the joke too thin


    Akron Beacon Journal

    Review: ‘Coming 2 America’ overcomes its shortcomings
    to deliver


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭ KungPao


    I hope McDowell's is still going strong...

    Always reminded me of Supermacs.

    They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭ donfers


    it has 52 on metacritic currently which is pretty good for a comedy and popcorn movie as someone said

    so not as bad as i feared, you may now all proceed to watch it


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,532 ✭✭✭ Irish Gunner


    Wonder if the below band are in this?:)

    Will look over the weekend

    https://youtu.be/otEm_aI2Vac



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,680 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    donfers wrote: »
    it has 52 on metacritic currently which is pretty good for a comedy and popcorn movie as someone said

    so not as bad as i feared, you may now all proceed to watch it

    Where does the idea come from that a "popcorn movie" can not be bad.

    Lady on Newstalk just tore this apart saying it's a basically the same as the original but less funny.

    Also some debate if the movie has racist elements due to it's protrayal of Africans, that was an issue with the first one too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    african americans being racist towards africans??


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,612 ✭✭✭ Brief_Lives


    it's so bad.....

    and it took 3 years to prepare this jokeless comedy...


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,082 ✭✭✭✭ McDermotX


    As expected, it's the worst thing ever.




    So far......


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  • Registered Users Posts: 112 ✭✭ DecTipp


    Absolutely brutal , total let down ,not funny at all,total disrespect to the original film ,


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭ Layton Thoughtless Toucan


    Pretty weak, maybe it's rose tinted glasses but I thought the original was far better.

    Best bit was Morgan Freeman and the singing and dancing pieces wore thin quickly.

    Not completely terrible but not funny either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ monkeysnapper


    The original was in my top ten of most favorite films ever.

    This was a complete load of sh1te. I totally thought it was going to be as well ....

    I actually fell asleep during the last third .... I woke to last 15 mins .... I will save myself the torture in going back to see it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,186 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde


    Pretty weak, maybe it's rose tinted glasses but I thought the original was far better.

    Best bit was Morgan Freeman and the singing and dancing pieces wore thin quickly.

    Not completely terrible but not funny either.


    Was the first one funny? I don't recall it being funny, it was just a good movie, with lots of characters .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭ Layton Thoughtless Toucan


    Was the first one funny? I don't recall it being funny, it was just a good movie, with lots of characters .

    There was definitely bits that got a laugh out of me - there was the bathing scene that was rehashed in the sequel. The fish out of water situation was played much, much better in the original. I remember Eddie Murphy's character loudly proclaiming one night outside his apartment about how great New York was until a local shouted out the window to shut the fcuk up.

    Not a full on comedy but it definitely had funny bits. Must watch it again though.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,809 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    ShineOn7 wrote: »
    I did a search and no previous thread popped up

    I'm looking forward to this and hoping Murphy's resurgence run continues

    I never watch the trailer of Comedies as it ruins all the punchlines, but here it is for those who do


    Brief glimpse of Sexual Chocolate. I’m in.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,809 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    Was the first one funny? I don't recall it being funny, it was just a good movie, with lots of characters .

    The first one was hilarious.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,056 ✭✭✭ Tipsy McSwagger


    Brian? wrote: »
    The first one was hilarious.

    Yup and features the greats cameo(s) ever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,529 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75


    that wasnt good.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭ General Toilet


    It was barely watchable.


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