25 October 2011

Fishy's Film Reviews - Johnny English Reborn

Went to see Johnny English Reborn today!!!

Certificate – PG
Running time – 101 minutes
Scene after the credits – Halfway through

Cast –
Rowan Atkinson as Johnny Enligh
Daniel Kaluuya as Agent Tucker
Dominic West as Ambrose
Gillian Anderson as Pamela
Rosamund Pike as Kate

The plot
Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn.

In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos.

What's right with it?
It’s a fun movie which doesn’t take itself too seriously and has plenty of laughs

The story had me hooked as well, plus there are lots of great appearances from british actors including Lord Percy from Blackadder, Owen Harper from Torchwood and “Prime” from Underground Countdown (The IT Crowd)

What’s wrong with it?
No Natalie Imbruglia from the first film, not even a mention ;_;

The reason behind Johnny returning to full agent status reminded me a little too much of Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls mixed with a little bit of Hot Shots Part Deux

Some bits did seem rather too silly, but then a funny moment would happen and hilarity ensued

Best Scene?

The scene where English is shown his gadgets and what he will be bringing on his mission

Best Quote?

JE: Shu-Shan!!!

JE: There’s a vole in MI-7
Agent Tucker: Don’t you mean there’s a mole?
JE: You mean there's a mole AND a vole?

Bonus Trivia
Pierce Brosnan was originally rumored to have a role in this movie.

This franchise is known for spoofing spy films, chief among them, the Bond films. Rosamund Pike, who costars in the film, played a Bond girl in Die Another Day.

The girl in the motorcycle, when Johnny grabs a helmet during his chase in a wheelchair is Lily Atkinson, Rowan Atkinson's daughter.

Final Thoughts

It’s a fun film with plenty of laughs, but its not as good as the first one

My Advice?

Go see it with family this half term or wait for the DVD

Or watch it if you want your British Bond-like fix

1 comment:

  1. There are some good laughs here, but I found plenty of gags simply fell flat. Johnny English Reborn is a disappointment.



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