AccessReel Reviews – Johnny English Reborn

AccessReel Reviews – Johnny English Reborn

In the years since MI7’s top spy vanished off the grid, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) 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, but failure never is.

The first Johnny English film hit our screens back in 2003 and I really did enjoy that movie it was cute, witty and rather hilarious but the second time around I did walk in extremely hopeful but unfortunately walked out bored and embarrassed.

It takes a lot for me to really dislike a film and even the friend I took with me to watch it he just looked at me after with this blank look waiting for my response and I just had no words. So after much thought this is what’s wrong with it, the attempts at laughter just came off as utter stupidity and really didn’t make me laugh at all, the lengths they went to make the story ‘good’ just came off as try hard, throwing every cliché they could at the story. Now I know that most of you will look at a Johnny English film and say ‘what do you expect?’ but seriously with one of the co-writers that was responsible for penning one of the best ‘Bond’ films to date it’s really just not good enough.

There are positives though the film looked amazing, locations were stunning and they went all out on that. Performance wise everyone delivered Rowan Atkinson was great, Gillian Anderson gorgeous as always, Rosamund Pike and Dominic West top notch they all did the best they could with the script they had.

‘Johnny English Reborn’ is an epic fail in my eyes, it has its moments but in all I would like my 101minutes back.

I give this film 1.5/5 and is in cinemas now.