The Comeback of Eddie Murphy
Hear my roar!
Eddie Murphy has been the forefront of conversations lately with his stellar performance in Dolemite Is My Name and all the talk about The Coming To America Sequal. We can’t get enough Eddie Murphy.
Honestly, I can’t call it a comeback. Eddie Murphy has been a consistent part of my life for as long as I can remember. I watch his movies all of the time, and I think that he has never really been given the credit that he was do as an actor. We all know he was snuffed by the Oscar’s for his role as Jimmy Early in Dream Girls, and I haven’t gotten over it.
I recently watched both Trading Places (one of my favorite movies of all time) and Boomerang, and I think that booth deserve remakes or sequels. I tried watching the Halle Berry produced Boomerang television series, but it fell short in a lot of areas, character development being one of them.
I watched Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live and he was right. I haven’t seen Saturday Night Live since he left the show. I thought he was a genius on the show, and I enjoyed seeing him reprise his characters (you can watch it on demand if you missed it). I was disappointed, but not surprised that Bill Cosby had someone lash out on his behalf regarding the performance. It would have been nice to hear that he was happy to see Eddie too, but that’s not what we got. Eddie Murphy talks about other instances and comments made by Mr. Cosby about his act on Jerry Seinfeld’s NetFlix show, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. This episode is second only to the one with President Obama.
Eddie Murphy is one of our brightest and best stars, and I think that anyone who can’t accept that at this stage in the game needs to check their ego. I’m excited to see what’s next!