Coming 2 America is an unfunny disaster for representation | Kovie Biakolo

Eddie Murphy’s much-anticipated sequel to the 1988 comedy is archaic in its portrayal of both black Africans and Americans as well as being devoid of humourThe shortcomings of the much-anticipated comedy sequel Coming 2 America are too many to list.

But they all begin and end with the unfortunate yet predictable truth that the film simply didn’t need to be made.

Inundated with tired tropes and stereotypes of black people on both sides of the vast Atlantic, it is difficult to grasp the objectives of the movie, parse through its dubious humour and imagine who its intended audience is.Related: Coming 2 America review – Eddie Murphy comes up gasping for heir

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