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'Coming 2 America' is a heartfelt and hilarious sequel that doesn't forget its roots

'Coming 2 America' is a heartfelt and hilarious sequel that doesn't forget its roots

If there's something specific you're hoping to see in a Coming to America sequel, prepare to walk away a happy customer. (Unless it's Eriq La Salle; sorry, Darryl fans.)

A tastefully raunchy-yet-inoffensive joke about the royal bathers? It's there. A twisting of the Paramount logo to make it a real place in fictional Zamunda? Yup, you got it. Paul Bates, aka the Joffer royal family's servant Oha, breaking out his beautiful falsetto pipes for a musical moment? Hell yes.

It's not like the trailers have been subtle about building a connection to the past. We've already been told that Eddie Murphy revived Randy Watson and his band Sexual Chocolate. And Arsenio Hall's esteemed Reverend Brown is back too, still as "good and terrible" as ever. But don't make the mistake of thinking this sequel is a straight rehash. Read more...

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