Johnny English : 2 of 5
Rowan Atkinson can be a pretty funny guy (I used to love the original Mr. Bean skits), but his schtick is getting a bit old. In spite of that, Johnny English is fairly entertaining - I had to watch it in a couple sessions, since it got a little boring in the middle, but I still managed to laugh out loud a few times. No need to go into plot details - Johnny is the worst secret agent possible, up against John Malcovich as a Frenchman who wants to be King of England. There should have been more gadget jokes, if you ask me (of course, they got a car ejector seat in there, which I saw coming a mile away), but there were some great scenes - especially when Johnny pulls down the pants of the Archbishop of Canterbury on international television! Crawling up the sewer pipe and getting pooped on was definitely going to far, and so was the silly romance with Natalie Imbruglia (though I liked the close-ups on her eyes). Anyway, the movie is only 88 minutes, so at least I didn't waste too much time and got a few giggles out of it.