Flick In A Limerick

Akeem King of Zemunda is shown
He produced a male heir of his own
Traveling to Queens for this lost prince
Where he has not been back since
To prepare him to take over the throne

Shot Caller – Craig Brewer

Role Play ( Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones)

Nose Candy

“It is better to be divided by blood and marriage then to be divided by blood and war”

“I hope you like pumpkin pie because you about to get a slice”

“You walk like an American pimp
You look like a slave from the future”

“Walk your own path don’t be the prince of Zemunda be the prince from Queens”

“Heavy is he who wears the crown”
“It’s not so much the crown that is so heavy it is everything that comes with it.”

Style Points

+ Drum fighting sequence
+Original 80s club flashback
+African dance sequence
+King celebration
+Bathtub scene
+ Bopoto entrance
+Lion Test
+ Mopping Scene
+ Izzi vs Meeka Fight Sequence
+ Royal Wedding

Money Shot

Barbershop scenes

The Big Finish

Thirty years in the making and still black doesn’t crack. Every black person ever makes a cameo in the film. The African traditions, dances and primarily Ruth E. Carter’s costume design are an amazing visual. Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are still magical together. It just seems as though at times it is not their movie and really handed the reins over to the younger cast which definitely held their own. Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones and Wesley Snipes are welcomed additions. Just as the original, the barbershop scenes offer the most humor and really need a spin off with just their social commentary. Also Mcdowells should be a thing and someone should take another shot at creating the food chain. Somewhat of a letdown is the PG13 rating as I really wanted more ratchet moments. Even though this film could never live up to the iconic brilliance of it’s predecessor, it is still worth watching for the comedy and nostalgia purposes. There are also good themes of women empowerment and walking your own path. A celebration of African culture this is a trip you don’t mind going on again.

– Caleb Harris

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