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Coming to America 2?

Feb. 18, 2009by: Mike Sampson

There are plenty of unnecessary sequels to Eddie Murphy movies. NUTTY PROFESSOR 2. BEVERLY HILLS COP 2. DADDY DAY CAMP. The list could go on and on. And now you can add to that list COMING TO AMERICA 2. Before we get into analyzing what a ridiculous idea this is, let me first explain. Alcon Entertainment is developing BACK TO AMERICA, a comedy that would star Martin Lawrence as a working class guy from Queens who discovers he is the heir to the throne of an African country and he travels to claim his birthright. Nowhere in the announcement is a mention of COMING TO AMERICA so I suppose it's not a technical sequel but c'mon. It's COMING TO AMERICA in reverse! The guy is even from Queens! It's called BACK TO AMERICA! And if I had to guess, Martin Lawrence will also play multiple characters in the film. Maybe Eddie Murphy will have a cameo and Martin's character will actually be the heir to Prince Akeem. Hell bring back King Jaffe Joffer just for the hell of it! Louie Anderson, Samuel L. Jackson, get the whole crew back together!

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Source: Variety

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8:01AM on 02/19/2009
@ TAE K

What I meant is that he is STILL talented. Its just that he's a good actor in bad movies (theres a difference). Take a look at Steven Seagal; do you always look forward to seeing his new movies? If you mentioned Out For Justice, Marked For Death, Under Seige, etc I'm sure you'll say you loved those films compared to Pistol Whipped, The Ruskan, or whatever DTV flicks he's released. But does that mean he's a shitty actor? I still like him but not the way I used to and its the same here
@ TAE K

What I meant is that he is STILL talented. Its just that he's a good actor in bad movies (theres a difference). Take a look at Steven Seagal; do you always look forward to seeing his new movies? If you mentioned Out For Justice, Marked For Death, Under Seige, etc I'm sure you'll say you loved those films compared to Pistol Whipped, The Ruskan, or whatever DTV flicks he's released. But does that mean he's a shitty actor? I still like him but not the way I used to and its the same here with Martin.

Unlike Seagal (with the tired ponytail) Martin Lawrence has the POTENTIAL to make a comeback. That's why I said he's still funny.
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7:59PM on 02/18/2009
And the best part of the Eddie Murphy bashing: The news is about a Martin Lawrence movie!!!

As if it was too hard to criticize his movies and sequels.
And the best part of the Eddie Murphy bashing: The news is about a Martin Lawrence movie!!!

As if it was too hard to criticize his movies and sequels.
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6:00PM on 02/18/2009
Beverly Hills Cop 2 was indeed awesome. Hooray for even more Eddie Murphy hate on JoBlo.
Beverly Hills Cop 2 was indeed awesome. Hooray for even more Eddie Murphy hate on JoBlo.
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5:11PM on 02/18/2009
Beverly Hills Cop 2 was awesome
Beverly Hills Cop 2 was awesome
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3:19PM on 02/18/2009
YOU DUMB FUCK!
YOU DUMB FUCK!
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2:47PM on 02/18/2009

just contradicted yourself

"The dude is STILL funny (watch some of his older stuff) "

if he's still funny, we should watch his newer stuff. right?

j/k
"The dude is STILL funny (watch some of his older stuff) "

if he's still funny, we should watch his newer stuff. right?

j/k
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2:30PM on 02/18/2009
Remember that episode of Family Guy where Stephen King is pitching his new idea for a book about a lamp monster?
Yeah, this idea sounds just like that one.
STOP THINKING WITH YOUR FRAKING WALLETS, STUDIOS!
Remember that episode of Family Guy where Stephen King is pitching his new idea for a book about a lamp monster?
Yeah, this idea sounds just like that one.
STOP THINKING WITH YOUR FRAKING WALLETS, STUDIOS!
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2:08PM on 02/18/2009
Gee, will Art Buchwald finally get some credit?

This automatically went on my "movies to avoid" list.
Gee, will Art Buchwald finally get some credit?

This automatically went on my "movies to avoid" list.
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12:12PM on 02/18/2009

Revise the Movie!

There are just certain movies you dont copy, Coming to America, thankful didnt need a sequel. Now years later they want to copy that story with a little bit of a twist? come on! it was bad enough when Martin did College Road Trip that was rumored to be a remake of Rodney Dangerfeld's Back to School...I guess what I'm saying is...if you make the movie, add plenty of orginal ideas, that doesnt take away from Eddie Murphy's Coming to America!!
There are just certain movies you dont copy, Coming to America, thankful didnt need a sequel. Now years later they want to copy that story with a little bit of a twist? come on! it was bad enough when Martin did College Road Trip that was rumored to be a remake of Rodney Dangerfeld's Back to School...I guess what I'm saying is...if you make the movie, add plenty of orginal ideas, that doesnt take away from Eddie Murphy's Coming to America!!
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11:30AM on 02/18/2009

someone please help martin!!

OMG!! Has Martin Lawrence ever been in a good movie since Blue Streak? This guy's resume of stinkers is pretty LONG BMH 1 & 2, Rebound, National Security, Black Knight, Bad Boys 2 (Not even Will 'Mr. Box Office' Smith could save that one), Wild Hogs, etc and now this one??!!

The dude is STILL funny (watch some of his older stuff) and someone needs to come to his rescue but this upcoming movie feels like its screaming straight-to-dvd. And we all know what happens when once-famous actors
OMG!! Has Martin Lawrence ever been in a good movie since Blue Streak? This guy's resume of stinkers is pretty LONG BMH 1 & 2, Rebound, National Security, Black Knight, Bad Boys 2 (Not even Will 'Mr. Box Office' Smith could save that one), Wild Hogs, etc and now this one??!!

The dude is STILL funny (watch some of his older stuff) and someone needs to come to his rescue but this upcoming movie feels like its screaming straight-to-dvd. And we all know what happens when once-famous actors venture into that territory.

This cycle needs to end! I WANT TO BE A MARTIN LAWRENCE FAN AGAIN!!!!
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11:25AM on 02/18/2009
Ha! I think "Back to Africa" would cause a bit of an outrage, lol.
Ha! I think "Back to Africa" would cause a bit of an outrage, lol.
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10:50AM on 02/18/2009
shouldn't the title of the movie be "Back to Africa"...based on the description of the movie...

regardless...it sounds stupid
shouldn't the title of the movie be "Back to Africa"...based on the description of the movie...

regardless...it sounds stupid
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9:44AM on 02/18/2009

i met martin luther king once

i was walking down the street when he came around the corner and hit me in the face i said hey what you do that for he said ooh im sorry i thought you was someone else
man, you aint never met no martin luther the king
i was walking down the street when he came around the corner and hit me in the face i said hey what you do that for he said ooh im sorry i thought you was someone else
man, you aint never met no martin luther the king
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