After having been rewarded for solving the mystery of the Pink Panther Diamond, inspector Jacques Clouseau has been assigned to minor tasks by his boss inspector Dreyfus so as not to have him in his way anymore. Unfortunately, the famous diamond has once again been stolen as have many other artifacts in a series of burglaries around the world. His past success will enable inspector Clouseau to be part of the dream team comprised of the greatest detectives of the affected countries, where he will be able to display his numerous talents across the world. Written by
British singer Emma Bunton had won the lead female role of The Pink Panther 2, and was supposed to be filming in Autumn 2007 for release in 2008. She was tapped to replace Beyoncé as the female lead in this sequel, named Milly Baxter. Unfortunately, the ex-Spice Girls member was forced to drop out because of her pregnancy and her tour commitments. Subsequently, Bunton's character was deleted. See more »
[inside the British Library]
I now bring to your attention one of the most stunning treasures inside the British Library's entire collection: the Magna Carta.
[the tourists murmur at the stolen Magna Carta display, with The Tornado's calling card left at the scene]
[inside the Turin Chapel]
And now, over here, perhaps the most cherished ancient artifact in the Western world: the Shroud of Turin.
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The opening titles of the film double as an animated short featuring the famous animated counterparts of Inspector Clouseau and the Pink Panther. Similarly the film ends with the animated Pink Panther walking across the screen before the end titles start. Both of these appearances are consistent with the previous films in the franchise. See more »
This movie is a huge insult to Peter Sellers, The Pink Panther, and everything concerned. It's also an insult to the once-funny Steve Martin's past, and it's tragic he doesn't seem to realise it (which is almost unbelievable). Why? Because it's not funny, it's that simple. Had it not been for the legacy, it would simply be another not-funny-at-all mess that regretfully made some money for the schmucks that produced and wrote it (I guess people will go see it because of all the stars, which should be enough). But because of the legacy, many young viewers will have their experience of the real Pink Panther series biased and maybe spoiled for ever. It's like spitting on Peter Sellers' grave. Another review I've just read says "The Pink Panther 2 proves Steve Martin is now nothing more than a paycheck-cashing hack" - now, that's harsh, at least I didn't say that myself!
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