‘Coming 2 America’ is a nostalgia fest, says critic. Will you enjoy it if you haven’t seen the original?

Eddie Murphy in “Coming 2 America.” Photo by Quantrell D. Colbert.

Critics review Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” starring Kelly Marie Tran as a warrior princess on a mission to restore peace to her country in Southeast Asia; “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 comedy about an African prince coming to America to find a wife, and this time he’s going back to find an heir; “Pixie,” a comedy/action starring Olivia Cooke as an Irish woman set on avenging her mother’s death, but when her plan goes horribly wrong, she has to flee from threatening priests; “My Salinger Year,” about an aspiring writer who takes a job for a literary agent representing JD Salinger, and ends up tasked with addressing his fan mail. 

Credits

Guests:
Jacqueline Coley - editor for Rotten Tomatoes and co-host of the new podcast “Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong” - @THATJacqueline, Witney Seibold - contributor to IGN and co-host of the podcast Critically Acclaimed - @witneyseibold

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Angie Perrin, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Bennett Purser