I giggled all the way through this, yeah you know where it’s going, you can see the gags coming a mile off and it’s hard not to try and align it to Austin Powers but if it was not for the comedic God that is Rowan Atkinson this wouldn’t have worked. The man’s sense of timing and physicality is still on show and as the jokes wildly swing from inspired (the helicopter to the hospital) to basic (pants on backwards), there is such confidence in the delivery that you can forgive the jokes that don’t quite work.
And can someone tell me when Gillian Anderson went from Fox (Dana Scully) to Super Fox (Johnny English Reborn)? She eats up the screen in this, it’s a miniscule role, but man she rocks!
JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN is out now on BLU RAY / DVD / Download in AUSTRALIA