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.
Johnny English Strikes Again delivers us a new chapter of collisions and botched up situations. As a fan of slapstick, the first two films in the series have always had a special place in my heart - those along with Jump Streets, Anchormans and Horrible Bosses, Bringing Up Baby, etc. are always ready to go when I want to watch something light and stupid (big fan of stupidity). Johnny English Strikes Again will be added to that list, as for my money, it's at least almost as good as the previous instalments. They're obviously nothing earth shattering but they're good for what they are.
Atkinson's as good as ever, Bough (played by Ben Miller) is back from the first film and there are also fun cameos from Michael Gambon and Charles Dance so we have a little bit of Dumbledore and Tywin Lannister in the mix as well. Add some Atkinson dance moves, really bad fake names, and messing up with an ancient harness and you're all set. It's also fun that The Pink Panther films are referenced in the title as Mr. English can obviously be seen as the heir of Inspector Clouseau from the old film series.
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