I Prefer the First Movie But It's still a good movie
This was an ideal follow up to the OG Coming to America. You see all the other reviews saying it didn't meet up the first ones expectations but it's a different movie. The dumb criticism is that it's only in America for five minutes but that's not what made the original Coming 2 America. It was the characters, who for the most part, are all back who made that movie and each get their nice little arcs (not arches). Sure, not all of the jokes land but a comedy has to pace himself, it's not one gag after another. This was a sweet follow up, ignore the people whose first instinct is to write a critical review of a movie they think is from the 1980's. Now we just need that Beverly Hills Cop follow up!!!
If you had a negative feeling about this movie going in, you probably had a negative one going out. It's a light movie that builds off the first movie with even more ridiculousness and accents from Vanessa Hudgens. Yet, that's exactly the reason why I liked it. It's Netflix one upping Hallmark, sometimes you just need cozy.
Hits all the beats of a typical rom com but still left me smiling
I really dug this movie for a myriad of reasons. The leads had great chemistry with each, the scenery of Guam was beyond gorgeous and it was something genuinely pleasant to watch. 2020 been stressful enough and sometimes you just want to enjoy a movie that doesn't require you to be invested. Hopefully, this draws more attention to the beautiful territory of Guam and it's people.
Sure, the gags might have you cringing more than once but it is sweet,simple pleasureful viewing for the family. Paul walker moved on to greater things obviously but this was a great indicator of things to come, RIP. John Ashton from the BeverlyHills Cop movie is a great balance to his surfer vibes and like why did Dennis Hopper agree to this? But he was a blast most definitely.
This film was just what the doctor ordered. Perfect amount of the usual Shawn and Gus shenanigans, an intriguing mystery, classic Lassiter moments, and it's always a delight to see Juliet, Chief Vick, Henry, and Woody doing their thing. Hopefully Tim Omundson will continue on with a strong recovery and we'll see a couple more sequels. Still gotta bring back Cary Elwes and John Cena and a bunch of other surprises to come. I can't believe Gus is going to be a dad!!!!!
Somebody finally reinvented Groundhog Day. I sat through Edge of Tomorrow, Love, Wedcing, and Repeat and Before I Fall only to realize it was for the Lonely Island to master. Milotti and Samberg play off another beautifully while the amazing JK Simmons is great as usual. Also this screenplay was ridiculously clever.
Clearly the third best film of Peter Berg (front of Mile 22 and Deepwater Horizon) but behind Lone Survivor and patriots day. Post Malone clearly can act though. Mark Wahlberg does his usual stuff but his girlfriends funny and Winston duke delivers a sound performance
A quirky comin of age underdog story for the whole family
I took a lot away from this movie more than I thought I would. It has heart, humour, sensibility, and the birth of a new young star. Between her and Jacob Tremblay, Hollywood shouldn't be too concerned with the up and coming young talent. Also Jim Gaffigan is a gem while Janney and Viola solidify a strong net with key performances.
First off, this is a Christian movie. Now that is made aware, I'll dive into it. It's a sweet little movie driven by the performance of its young leading lady. Her chemistry with her costars, including our director, is off the charts and yea it's a pleasant film to tune into!
Yet the whole time I was entertained by the cartoonish villains and those kids. It's cringey but it was a good source of entertainment for eighty or so minutes. Hats off to the Horse Crazy cast and crew...