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See Fans' Mixed Reactions to 'Coming 2 America' Official Trailer

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Dec 24, 2020
04:50 A.M.
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The official trailer for "Coming 2 America" has been released, and the reactions from fans have been mixed so far, with some noting that it seemed "forced."

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"Coming to America" became a classic comedy film after its blockbuster release in 1988. It cemented Eddie Murphy's name in the world of comedy. Many have understandably high expectations from its sequel. One fan tweeted:

"They better not ruin Coming To America with the sequel. It's too much of a classic to mess up."

Eddie Murphy at Spike TV's "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012. | Photo: Getty Images

Eddie Murphy at Spike TV's "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012. | Photo: Getty Images

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VIRAL TRAILER

Amazon Prime Video released the official trailer of "Coming 2 America" on December 22. The trailer has been viewed more than 5 million times on YouTube in just two days, proof of people's excitement for the film.

The story is set in the fictional royal African country of Zamunda, ruled by newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) who embarks on a hilarious adventure to Queens, New York together with his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall).

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MIXED REACTIONS FROM FANS

Fans quickly shared their thoughts in the comments section. After watching the 2-minute trailer, one quipped that the movie is either going to be "really good or [really] bad." Another one remarked:

"It's kinda forced and looks like the script/story is leaning heavily on the jokes from the first go round."

A fan comments on the first official trailer of "Coming 2 America" uploaded on YouTube. | YouTube/Amazon Prime Video

A fan comments on the first official trailer of "Coming 2 America" uploaded on YouTube. | YouTube/Amazon Prime Video

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A fan said that the original movie is one of the funniest films ever and that he hoped what was in the first official trailer "isn't the best of the sequel."

In a recent interview, Brewer said directing the iconic movie's sequel was one of the greatest experiences of his life.

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STAR-STUDDED FILM

Besides Murphy and Hall, the sequel also stars Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones, and Shari Headley. Paul Bates and Teyana Taylor also appear in the film.

The film directed by Craig Brewer will be released on March 5 via Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Studios has acquired the film from Paramount, which was a consequence of COVID-19 limitations this year.

In a recent interview, Brewer said directing the iconic movie's sequel was one of the greatest experiences of his life. He added that all members of the film crew were so touched by the experience.

The original movie which grossed more than $288 million worldwide, was directed by John Landis. It became a cultural phenomenon and established Murphy as a comedic genius.

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