December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

January 19, 2012

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

When it’s over, Johnny English Reborn offers good clean humour suitable for all ages.  I can’t remember the last time I sat through a comedy as funny and entertaining as this spoof on James Bond and the secret service.  Rowan Atkinson, aka Mr. Bean, returns as the bumbling secret agent, Johnny English, from MI5.  In this sequel, English must prevent the assassination of an international leader while exposing a mole from within the British Secret Service.  Atkinson’s silent slapstick humour truly is the gem of this film.  There’s plenty of visual gags, and the pacing is perfect, never dwelling too long on any scene and just long enough to make the comedy work.  If you like the comedy of Mr. Bean, then this film is definitely worth a viewing.   Some memorable scenes include English at the Tibet Monastery, the wheelchair chase, and the MI5 boardroom – all to guarantee some fun laughs. 

My rating: 4 out of 5

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