I am Ayo's dad.
I just watched this film. I had to keep reminding myself that this is a comedy. It was funny. The sequel did all it was supposed to do: same characters, new stars, predictable story line, with the same outcome.
In this film, Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) becomes king after his father (James Earl Jones) dies. By the way, the King planned and attended his own funeral. Prince Akeem decides to go to America to find his bastard son so he…
This masterpiece by Sam Mendes is mesmerizing. It will be wrong not to mention Roger Deakins, Cinematographer. The use of long shot and simulation of long shot was extraordinary. If you are interested on how this effect was achieved you can go here:
It will be impossible for you to take your eyes off the screen not because of the style but the dramatic elements within the script. Just like "Saving Private Ryan" by Steven Spielberg, I was afraid of how this was going to end. This is a film I will see again and again.