Funerals are usually not too zany, but in Kingdom Come, exceptions are possible. A great cast tries to be funny and dramatic at the same time, and the result is anything but balanced.
Kingdom Comes stars Whoopi Goldberg, LL Cool J, Vivica Fox, Jada Pinkett Smith, Anthony Anderson and more, most of whom have been in their fair share of comedies and dramas. Obviously, when they read the script they thought that they could combine the best of both worlds... But they were wrong.
It's not that Kingdom Come is a bad movie. It's relatively entertaining, has some pretty funny parts, and also has its more serious moments, which, scene by scene, are not poorly done. However, when you put the whole movie together, what you get is a comedy with way too many dramatic scenes.
The movie is fairly entertaining, but it also has a lot of boring parts as well. While watching, I really didn't care about the seriousness of the relationship between Anderson and Smith. Their marriage is so mismatched and outlandish that I could not take it seriously, and therefore I did not give a damn when the movie took its one minute of time so that Anderson could profess his true feelings. Also, the whole baby dilemma between LL Cool J and Fox seemed like a pointless subplot.
Kingdom Come is a decent movie and has its share of entertaining parts, but when the movie gets dramatic, it gets boring. This should have been a comedy from beginning to end, not some lopsided blend.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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