Review: Johnny English Strikes Again
I’ve had a very busy few weeks and as such I haven’t had a huge amount of time for writing reviews for “Cyber Geek Girl”, or for going out and about due to work commitments and other things. However, I did manage to arrange an evening out with a close friend for dinner and as part of the evening we decided to go and see the new Johnny English film “Johnny English Strikes Again”.
I was in the mood to watch something funny and this film didn’t disappoint. I happen to be a huge fan of Rowan Atkinson going right back to his days on “Not The Nine O’Clock News”, his tenure as Edmund Blackadder (the second and fourth series of “Blackadder” are my favourites) and the hilariously funny “Mr Bean” episodes.
I’ve always thought that Rowan Atkinson would have made an amazing Dr Who. He is eccentric enough to pull off the role and make it his own and apart from when he appeared as the Doctor briefly in a Comic Relief special a few years ago I have never managed to work out why they have not made him the Lord of the Tardis. To me it is the mind boggles – he is such an obvious choice for the Doctor!
Rowan’s foray into films has included this hilariously funny scene in 2003’s “Love Actually”:
He also had a short cameo appearance in “Hot Shots Part Deux” in 1992, then of course the Johnny English films. They are a parody of the James Bond films and they don’t disappoint in the laughs department!
“Johnny English Strikes Again” starts off with a cyber attack on London with Emma Thompson playing our Prime Minster, and Johnny English is tasked with finding the hacker and saving the day. The film has laughs aplenty and was just as good as the first two Johnny English films. It was just what I needed – a fun, light-hearted feel good film with lots of laughs – and “Johnny English Strikes Again” certainly delivers on that front!
If you are in need of an hour and a half’s worth of escapism and laughs I can highly recommend English….Johnny English. Shaken, not stirred of course.