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Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)

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After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.

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William Davies (screenplay by)
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Credited cast:
Olga Kurylenko ... Ophelia
Rowan Atkinson ... Johnny English
Emma Thompson ... Prime Minister
Charles Dance ... Agent Seven
Jake Lacy ... Jason
Michael Gambon ... Agent Five
Ben Miller ... Bough
Miranda Hennessy ... Tara
Edward Fox ... Agent Nine
Adam James ... Pegasus
Irena Tyshyna ... Viola Lynch
Tuncay Gunes ... Ted Guest
Matthew Beard ... P
Pippa Bennett-Warner ... Lesley
Pino Maiello ... French President
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JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN is the third installment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent. The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the Secret Service's last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analog methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

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Rated PG for some action violence, rude humor, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Olga Kurylenko plays a spy in this movie, which is a spoof on secret agent James Bond, and also starred as Camille, the main Bond girl in Quantum of Solace (2008), the twenty-second entry in the James Bond 007 franchise. See more »

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English refers to the senior officer on the submarine as 'Commander' but she wears 4 stripes on her sleeve denoting her as a Captain. See more »

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Pegasus: Now, for the car. Help yourself to any hybrid you'd like.
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Enjoyable and hilarious, if eventually exhausting and unmemorable
15 September 2018 | by vikesh2206-921-864154See all my reviews

"Johnny English Strikes Again" is a perfectly enjoyable and hilarious, if eventually exhausting and unmemorable action-comedy. You get exactly what you expect here.

This time around, a cyber-attack reveals all British undercover agents, so the MI7 rely on retired agent, Johnny English, to discover who the villain is, and to stop him / her.

The plot is by-the-numbers, and the 'guess the villain' trope is mind-numbingly predictable. But let's be honest, we don't watch a Johnny English film to be bothered by plot.

Every scene contains some slapstick shenanigans. This is the film's strength as well as its Archilles heel. There are segments in the film such as a scene in a French restaurant, an extended sequence involving virtual reality, as well as the final act, which are laugh-out-loud funny. Those expecting raunchy humour will be dissapointed, as there is none. All the humour is slapstick, and thus, family-friendly. However, every scene has humour in it, and so there is no breathing space to take in the jokes that are being hurled at you. This is where the film suffers. There is only one scene in the entire film which has any resemblance of dramatic weight; this is thanks to the talent of Emma Thompson, who plays the Prime Minister.

Overall, you know what you're expecting with this film. It has non-stop slapstick humour, most of which land. A little bit more weight and space between humour would have improved film dramatically, and made the comedy more memorable.

The theatre I watched it in was full from row A to Z, and the audience were clapping, cheering, and laughing the entire time. The atmosphere enhanced my film-going experience. My recommendation is to watch it once in theatres; the film is light and enjoyable throughout its runtime, even if you'll forget it afterwards.

Just to clarify, I'm currently visiting Malaysia, where the film is in theatres as of 15 September 2018. That is why this review is up so early.


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