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"Coming 2 America": How to Follow Up a Classic

Hollywood's love of reboots doesn't have to be depressing.

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in costume behind the scens of "Coming 2 America"

Eddie Murphy's 1988 movie Coming to America is the latest classic movie to get a Hollywood revival decades later.

At this point it's a familiar formula. Rather than investing any money in the risk of an original concept, a film studio will dig up a beloved movie—long after anyone was expecting anything out of it—and run it through the reboot assembly line.

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