Johnny English Strikes Again
Review by Myla Tosatto
Johnny English Strikes Again Review
To quote Johnny English, “Power it up, stick in the floppy disc and let’s go.” This sums up Johnny English Strikes Again perfectly. Rowan Atkinson plays Johnny English, an old world spy in the modern world. English is called back to help the crown and save the UK when a terrorist outs all of British Intelligence. This would work out fabulously if English weren’t an analog spy in the digital age or if English weren’t a bumbling idiot.
Helping him is his ever faithful sidekick Bough (Ben Miller) and British Intelligence leader Pegasus (Adam James). Thwarting English at every turn (besides English himself, of course) is Ophelia (Olga Kurylenko) and Jason (Jake Lacy). Emma Thompson as the Prime Minister presides over everything.
If you are new to Johnny English (or to Atkinson’s Mr. Bean character), you will catch on very easily. English is incompetent and mayhem flies when he is around. If he does anything correctly, it is by accident. If you need a primer, catch up with 2003’s Johnny English and/or 2011’s Johnny English Reborn.
It’s rated PG. It is perfectly lovely for children (or for your childlike friends). There are some off screen deaths and loud explosions, but nothing scarring. Expect lots of giggling and tittering.
Johnny English Strikes Again is now playing in theaters!
Rowan Atkinson returns as the much-loved accidental secret agent in “Johnny English Strikes Again”. When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country’s only hope is called out of retirement. English’s new mission is his most critical to date: Dive head first into action to find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analogue methods, English must overcome the challenges of modern technology-or his newest mission will become the Secret Service’s last.