#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.
Plot: A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable gems disappear on the opening night and on English’s watch—the newly-designated agent must jump into action to find the thief and recover the missing gems.
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Some fun, some dull
This is one of those movies peppered with those occasional gut-busting scenes that we have come to expect with a comic actor on the order of Atkinson, but is substantially more full of a lot of disposable humor in the form of English’s bumbling; for example, going to the wrong building, going up the “poop shoot,” Sauvage’s coronation (which is probably the best/worst example of this) etc. It comes across as strained and ultimately worthless for comic effect. I despise the kind of humor that is stretched much too far to be funny. It is so telegraphed that mid-way through the movie you can invariably anticipate exactly WHAT he is bumbling into and whatever vague humor it had is butchered. It becomes excruciating.
I would, however, enjoy seeing this turn into a screen franchise for Atkinson–IF (and this is a big IF) they give him a solid screenplay to work with. The plot and characters were all fine–even Malkovich’s purposefully ridiculous French accent (and clearly John M. is slumming for a few bucks in this one)–but the movie lacked vaguely consistent humor. The bumbling James Bond-ish character is a one-noter–Atkinson would be funnier in funny SITUATIONS (I daresay mini-“Bean”-type scenes peppered throughout the movie) that are not strained to reveal merely how bumbling and stupid he can be (yes, by 15 minutes into the movie we GET how bumbling English is – don’t spend the entire movie explaining it to us again and again).
Comedy is tough to write and tougher to execute on – but Atkinson has the chops to handle it. He just needs the right material. There were a few gem moments and enough “chuckle humor” to make this a worthy rental. Imbruglia is respectable as his female counterpart — and none too tough on the eyes. She could be an excellent female lead in a franchise.
More for the Fans of Rowan Atkinson.
A clumsy daydreamer by the name of Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson), who works for the Secret Spy Agency. When all the British Top Spies are killed, they asked Johnny to take over the case to investigate a mysterious rich evil french man by the name of Pascal Sauvage (John Malkovich). Johnny’s only help is from his loyal partner (Ben Miller) and a beautiful, mysterious spy woman (Natalie Imbruglia) could help bring Sauvage to Justice.
Directed by Peter Howitt (Anti-Trust, Laws of Attraction, Sliding Doors) made a entertaining comedy that spoofs the films of James Bond and The Naked Gun Trilogy. Atkinson is a delight and Malkovich is at his silliest role to date (He seems to have a real good time in this movie). The film’s plot is surprisingly good but you wish, there is more laughs at times. Atkinson’s fans won’t be disappointed.
DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer (Also sharp in Pan & Scan transfer) and an good-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD Extras are Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes Featurette and more. Kids will probably enjoy this more than the adults. Written by Neal Purvis (The World is Not Enough), Robert Wade (Die Another Day) and William Davies (Twins). (*** ½/*****).
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (UK), 1 hr 27 min (87 min) (USA)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director Peter Howitt
Writer Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, William Davies
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Tasha de Vasconcelos, Ben Miller, Greg Wise
Country UK, France
Awards 6 nominations.
Production Company Le Studio Canal +, Working Title Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam ST/LT, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses
Film Length 2,410 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)