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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry's Commentary...

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Category: INFO on POSSIBLE 2011 RAZZIE® CONTENDERS
Forum Name: Official RAZZIE Take on JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN
Forum Discription: Ye Olde Head RAZZ Tries to Get Hiz Head Around WHY This Film Wuz Even Released Here in the U.S.
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5499
Printed Date: October 23 2014 at 5:44am


Topic: Ye Olde Head RAZZberry's Commentary...
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Ye Olde Head RAZZberry's Commentary...
Date Posted: October 24 2011 at 1:14pm
THE http://www.impawards.com/2003/posters/johnny_english.jpg - DID OKAY BUSINESS WORLDWIDE, BUT FAILED to CATCH ON with http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/johnny_english/ - or http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=johnnyenglish.htm - , and (HAVING BEEN RELEASED 8 YEARS AGO) WAS ALL BUT FORGOTTEN by NOW. 

SO, NATURALLY, UNIVERSAL WAS COMPELLED to MAKE ANOTHER ONE. AND, CHASING AFTER the LAW of DIMINISHING RETURNS, THEY NATURALLY HAD to SPEND EVEN MORE MONEY THIS TIME: THE BUDGET for http://www.razzies.com/forum/memberstarted-discussion-addl-infojohnny-english-reborn_forum577.html - IS ESTIMATED to BE $45 MILLION. 

AMONG THIS FILM's PROBLEMS ARE:  

1) THE JAMES BOND FILMS BEING "SATIRIZED" HERE HAVE, AFTER NEARLY 40 YEARs as a FRANCHISE, BECOME SATIRES of THEMSELVES -- SO THERE's REALLY NO JOKE HERE. 

2) ROWAN ATKINSON, BEST KNOWN to AMERICAN AUDIENCES (IF, INDEED, HE's KNOWN AT ALL) for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_n957QuAX3aY/TNroi0ik1vI/AAAAAAAAB-I/r5KAO6gonl4/s1600/Untitled.png -  and http://m.blog.hu/it/ittts/image/blackadder_season1.jpg - , IS DECIDEDLY an "ACQUIRED TASTE" -- AMERICANS EITHER FIND HIM FUNNY or WE DON'T...and MOST AMERICANS SEEM to BE in the "DON'T" CAMP. 

3) THE "HUMOR" in THESE FILMS, WHICH ASPIRES to BE on the SAME LEVEL as http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/11/09/article-1084217-002F0B9C00000258-985_233x352.jpg - -- ENDS UP CLOSER to THOSE AWFUL, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0838232/awards - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0838232/awards - ® http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0838232/awards -

WHEN YOU ADD ALL of THIS UP, WHAT YOU HAVE IS a MOVIE WITH FEW REASONS to HAVE EVEN BEEN MADE in the FIRST PLACE -- and THERE's CLEARLY NO REASON to BOTHER RELEASING IT in the U.S. 

WHILE FOISTING PRODUCT into the MARKETPLACE for WHICH THERE IS CLEARLY NO MARKET IS HARDLY a CRIME, IT IS the KIND of GALLUMPHING GOOBER-HEADED-NESS THAT the RAZZIES® WERE CREATED to DIS-HONOR. 

IF YOU'RE ONE of THOSE WHO HAVE "ACQUIRED" a TASTE for JOHNNY ENGLISH and/or ROWAN ATKINSON, FEEL FREE to http://www.razzies.com/forum/memberstarted-discussion-addl-infojohnny-english-reborn_forum577.html - and EXPRESS YOUR DISAGREEMENT. IF YOU'RE in the "DON'T" CAMP, the http://www.razzies.com/forum/memberstarted-discussion-addl-infojohnny-english-reborn_forum577.html - WILL GIVE YOU the CHANCE to AGREE... 


ATKINSON: "They warned me this might get a cold 
reception in the U.S. but..."  






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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry



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