Mr. Bean's Holiday Reviews
a good moive, funny and silly but entertaining!!
If your gonna do another movie of anything lets see a Blackadder movie, now that would be interesting.
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Emma de Caunes, Jean Rochefort.
Mr Bean has always held a place in my heart, I grew up watching his skits that you could buy on VHS and I could never stop laughing, Rowan Atkinson's truly original character was always witty and funny without ever having to speak any dialogue, his essence on screen was brilliant.....then came the Bean film, its been a few years since I have seen it but I remember it being tolerable enough and then we are slapped in the face with this piece of cinematic shit and I am at least thankful it didn't completely put me off Bean altogether, but it does shut the door (in a very bad way) on a character that should have finished years ago.
Lets state the obvious, the film is insanely predictable and reaches a new level of cliche, the story is extremely thin and so are the secondary characters, there is no real coherent plot to it at all.......but I didn't expect anything different when I saw this, but I did at least want to see some classic Bean at his best, but instead we are force fed these disturbingly unfunny and badly staged sequences....Rowan Atkinson I feel does try with what he has and he got a chuckle or two out of me for showing faint signs of the great memories.
I think it is certainly time for him to put his character to rest and not let another talentless filmmaking team attempt to hack and ruin Bean again.....at least I have my memories still intact. Major disappointment.
Mr. Bean: Oui.
Waitress on Train: Du sucre?
Mr. Bean: Non.
Waitress on Train: You speak very good French.
Mr. Bean: Gracias!
Bean is a very one way or the other kind of character. Some people enjoy him and others don't. Its understandable and I enjoy him.
His character revolves around him being a man-child, socially awkward, and a fish out of water everywhere he goes.
For this film, he wins a trip to Cannes. He is given train tickets and a video camera, and sets off on his latest adventure.
Of course during this trip he gets on plenty of Zany mishaps, with somewhat hilarious results.
I enjoy watching Rowan Atkinson's character, and this movie is enjoyable, even if it is a little tame and thinly structured. But then Willem Dafoe comes in and adds to this movie. He plays a film director in Cannes premiering his latest film, and gives the movie some of its best moments.
This coupled with Bean's determination to get to the beach, make this an entertaining film.