Do you want to know the power of the international box office? A marginal comedy by British great Rowan Atkinson is getting a sequel, which is shocking, considering how few in the West remember the forgettable Johnny English in the first place. Trying to build on the unbelievable appeal of the actor's Mr. Bean, a couple of former Bond scribes came up with the spy spoof, which made a pittance in the US but struck gold everywhere else. Now, eight years after the first film hit theaters, Johnny English is being "reborn" for yet another bumbling trek through the UK intelligence community. While breezy and well made, it suffers from the supreme sin of any proposed laughfest -- it's just not very funny.
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