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Johnny English Strikes Again

Published February 5, 2020

Johnny English Strikes Again

Film info

  • Title Johnny English Strikes Again
  • Director David Kerr
  • Year 2018
  • Run time 1hr 28m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline A deadly tool

Down 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 headfirst 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.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:23Ooh, he playing Temple Run. About time I checked that out again.
1:47Best PM ever.
4:49Loving the super spy classes. School would be so much more interesting.
6:15Dance and Gambon reminiscing about the old spy days, amazing.
10:15“We… don’t really do guns anymore.”
14:28Do hotels still have fax machines??
19:21Dot Calm is a fun name for a boat.
25:15I mean, I know it’s just pretty lights and stuff but the high-tech server room is gorgeous.
28:35The i3 better win this car chase.
31:52Colin and Dazzle, just out for a drive.
33:09“Vodka tonic, no ice, no tonic.”
36:53London Lemming sounds disgusting. Parmesan in a drink.
46:51Oh no, if the floor moved as well with the VR, I’d be throwing up all over the place.
52:16Okay, so actually she’s the worst PM ever, but still.
55:56You just KNOW Siri would do that too, start playing a song as you are trying to be stealth.
58:08Why is Mrs Doyle driving the getaway car?
1:01:36”…and that tsunami of tosspots we call the national press.” There was some actual venom in there, too. Amazing.
1:03:41SUBMARINE! But also, how did it get in the Loch?
1:12:26Simple data management problems. Hmm.
1:17:30How does he have Siri still without the internet? You should hear Siri belly-aching when she can’t connect.

Thoughts

I mean, look, you know exactly what you’re getting when you put on a Johnny English film. The bumbling incompetence of the super-silly spy is the perfect fit for Rowan Atkinson, but it’s not exactly high-brow art. On a tired weekday when you just need to unwind with something ridiculous, it’s the perfect film though.

I enjoy them, but I can’t recommend watching them because they’re not good, they’re not smart, they’re not even that funny. They’re just entertaining when you want something mindless and there will always be a need for that.

Rating: 2 / 5

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