Thursday, September 22, 2011

movie reviews: Johnny English and Nasi Lemak 2.0

A follow up to the 2003 film, Johnny English is back again after a period of self re-dedication at a Monastery in Tibet following a major mishap during a stint in Mozambique. Not long after that, he is called back again to the very organization that he has work for which is the MI-7 and as always like any spy do, stop a ruthless plot assassins who plans to get rid of China's Prime Minester.
In this sequel, we can see a more detail information regarding the life of English and how he has to cope for his incompetence that he himself is not aware off. We are able to see how English is more emotionally engage amid the slapstick comedy and also the mayhem that he causes. In other words, we see more of his human side that his normal comedic side, which is to me a breath of fresh air. I was expecting the normal Johnny English from the previous movie, but it was not.
Overall its a satisfying movie. just enough to entertain you but not to wow you. It is of course a comedy spy movie. So don't expect anything heavy on the mind that needs you to think.

movie rating: 7.0/10.0

Directed by first time movie director, Wee Meng Chee or better known as Namewee, this films revolves around a cook that has to closed due to a huge debt. In the process he is recruited to a rice cook off in order to save it from going to ashes.
It was a simple movie with the simple premise of unity and love and perseverence, but what got me cringing were the half bake jokes, the awkward moments on some scenes. It was as if the writes were trying to cook up jokes to entertain the crowd but it was overacted and were repeated and repeated again. It got stale and draggy towards the middle of the movie. I think it would have been better if the process of making the nasi lemak was explain even more instead if lacing the movie with a lot of jokes that for me was not funny at all.
Overall it was a good effort by director Namewee, there is so much more things that can be improved on. It could be a nicer movie, but one must forgive him though. It is after all his first time. 
It just a decent movie

movie rating: 5.5/10

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