Oh my! This is NOT good.
A complete rehash note for note of the original film but without the heart and the humor. Eddie Murphy doesn’t get to be funny in this film at all as Akeem. The premise of Akeem having an illegitimate son betrays the heart of the original film.
The only thing that made me laugh were the barbers!! Give them their own movie. BTW… 30 years on and those barbers would either be dead or 100 years old.
This is a complete waste of time and talent.
Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.