What Austin Powers does is take the James Bond formula and make everything and everyone in it wacky. That can be effective and kind of funny, but I get more enjoyment out of Johnny English. What this film does is take the James Bond formula and only make the main character wacky. I've always had a fondness for movies like this because everyone around the main character is playing it straight, which makes his goofiness stand out more. But I think people's enjoyment of this film will be directly proportional to their appreciation of Rowan Atkinson's brand of slapstick. I found the bumbling to be quite funny, and the whole idea of Secret Agent Mr. Bean makes me chuckle. Also this film features the lovely Rosamund Pike who I wish would get more roles, because she is delightful and has a solid range. The most impressive thing for me about Johnny English Reborn is that, if you stripped away all the comedy, this would still be a legitimate Bond film. It has the kind of mystery, twists-and-turns, and insane villainous plots that you'd expect from Bond. And then, in the middle of it, it has Johnny English beating up an old woman because he mistook her for an assassin. I certainly didn't laugh uncontrollably with Johnny English Reborn, and it wasn't the greatest comedy of all time, but it was an entertaining 100 minutes and I'd be happy to watch it again some time.