Looking at the list of "Cinderella" adaptations I have seen, none comes close to this level of badness.
Illustrates what happens when filmmakers take a moderately interesting premise and surround it with witless writing, cringe-inducing acting, stagnant action, humor-deprived comedy, and feckless drama.
There’s a depressing predictability to nearly all the action scenes that saps tension and encourages boredom.
The "plot" is just an excuse to present long, lovingly-filmed instances of sadism and torture.
An unfortunate example of what happens when the financial gains of a stand-alone film cause everyone involved to envision a franchise-in-the-making.
A day-glo, forgettable rom-com demanding minimal attention that rewards those make it through the 90-minute brain-dead experience with the expected sappy ending.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-03-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Lana Wachowski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Christina Ricci, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Yaha Abdul-Mateen II, Carrie-Ann Moss, Lambert Wilson
For fans of the series, it’s a betrayal that deserves to be ignored and forgotten as soon as possible.
Would seem to be as close to a can’t-miss premise as one can imagine yet, despite that, it somehow does miss – and by a wide margin.
The film’s inability to effectively meld its disconnected stories makes it feel like "Crisis" is two stand-alone movies that were shortened and crammed together.
"Coming 2 America" will disappoint only those who believed Murphy could do something amazing or hilarious with this dubious property.