The original was a classy adult film, about a man who just happened to be clumsy or unlucky who was also genuinely (but lovingly) oblivious. What sold it was that Peter Sellars acted Cluso seriously, not trying to look funny, and everyone did their best to act sophisticated regardless. In the Pink Panther 2, they play up the try-hard in the writing and acting so hard that nothing is funny but it's too stupid for adults. In my opinion, instead of resting on his laurels as a "funny man", Martin should have spent way more time in the role before keeping takes. Jean Reno's accent was better in the Da Vinci code, but aside from that his performance was passable. The writing was as if it was a kid's movie, except for scenes centered around his political incorrectness as the joke and only premise of the scene. The only way this movie would have been funny if it was played at a Peter Sellars roast.