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. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, ...Written by
Originally the "Johnny English" sequel was going to be filmed in 2006, but Rowan Atkinson elected to do "Mr. Bean's Holiday" instead. See more »
When Johnny is in the restaurant with Agent 1, he drains his glass of wine and agent 1 asks the waitress for another bottle, in the next shot there is a small amount in the bottom of the glass, yet moments later the glass is about a third full. See more »
A deleted scene is shown: Johnny English prepares a meal for Kate, chopping and washing the ingredients in time with Edvard Grieg's music "Peer Gynt in the Hall of the Mountain King". See more »
Although not listed on their website, the BBFC state in their 2011 Annual Report that the filmmakers made cuts to the film based on BBFC advice before it was submitted for a formal classification. This cut version went on to become the standard version released throughout the world. See more »
Probably the worst Rowan Atkinson has done so far.
Before I start writing my thoughts about the movie, do have in mind that I am a enormous fan of Rowan's work. He truly is a comic genius, and still, hasn't lost his touch.
As for the film, it's the worst movie I've seen so far this year. I had NO expectations. I loved the first one from 2002/2003, when it came out, thinking - if it would be only half as good as the original, it would be worth it. I was wrong.
The target audience are children, under 10 or so. Anyone else, older than that, won't even chuckle. I know. I wasn't the only one in the cinema over 10. The kids behind me were having a blast, screaming out at the top of their lungs.
There is nothing original. The story is shallow, uninteresting, and badly written. The cast of supporting actors is shameful, none of them give an performance worth of noticing. It's a real shame the actors who portrayed Agent Boff in the first part wasn't here. Probably with a reason.
The best parts, the most laughable, are the ones in the trailer. That's it. Not one scene more. By the end of the movie, you will be looking at your watch, asking yourself 'how much more until it ends'.
Rowan Atkinson still hasn't lost his touch though, and was a real pleasure to look at while he was doing what he does best. Sadly, his performance wasn't enough for this movie to even be enjoyable.
I advise not to watch it. I honestly don't, even though I honestly never have any expectations from any movie. If you have children, they'll love it though.
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