Most Nigerians would so love to use this line right now eh. “Dear Uncle, I am Coming 2 America” or is it “Dear Sir, I am going 2 America, accept my resignation.”
Nazrev reviews Nollywood movies and Nollywood movies ONLY. However since they decided to cast OBO (shameless marketing, we love to see the world grovel for our market value now) and flaunt our Green & White colours; I have claimed this as a Nollywood movie.
33 years after the first one, Generation X and the Millennials were very excited to see the promise of a sequel. Finally we have seen it and WE ARE NOT IMPRESSED.
The comedy was made for Generation Z***- watered down, Tik-Toky, politically correct and lacking in wit. The storyline was obvious from the get go, Meeka becoming heir apparent was no surprise. They should have taken a leaf out Hatshepsut’s book. In my opinion (kindly take for granted), the story woulda hit home if it was about Princess Meeka proving her grandfather and the people of Zamunda wrong by going to America to restore her people’s glory (returning the gem General Izzi stole).
What do I know? I am but a prudish film critic. I better go write my own stories, see how they measure up.
Implying that Hakim was untrue to Lisa (even if it was before they met) goes against all the values we hold right. I remember kissing a girl in my neighbourhood and singing “To be loved” all the way home. Hakim and Lisa remain a MOST HOLY romance tale.
Hakim plus Leslie Jones should give you Daniel Kayuula or John Boyega not Jermaine Fowler (racist statement alert @ black facing!). Bad Bad casting choice @ Tracy Morgan and Leslie Jones; I have never considered these two funny in any way.
At some point, the movie comes off as a musical, Empire all over again. We have High school musical and Pitch Perfect if we need cringe worthy singing fests.
Teyana Taylor (Her royal hotness by the way), Rotimi, Rick Ross, Trevor Noah etc. My eyes got weary from seeing too many guest appearances, movie was definitely too busy. Is this Eddie’s retirement show? Some testimonial? If it is, where the hell is Dave Chappelle? Why didn’t Sir Morgan Freeman and Daddy James Earl Jones have a voice contest?
It is not even a movie you want to see on a date, as Teyana, Ashani Roberts (Bathing girl) and Bella Murphy (Princess Omma) would have you questioning your dating choices. Ladies be fine as heaven!
Hollywood should really stop trying movie remakes and sequels (waiting on The Godfather 4 or its remake). If they have run out of storylines, they can start partnering with Nollywood; our stories no dey finish. I’d take watching a Behind-The-Scenes –Production of 1988’s Coming to America over watching this again.
Nazrev score: 3/10 (Rotten Tomatoes-52%; IMDb-5.5/10; Metacritic-52%; Sue me, I am unkind). Sadly it would overshadow all the awesome movies now showing across cinemas- Eagle Wings, Raya and the Last Dragon, Ponzi etc.