The Pink Panther Strikes Again Reviews
Strikes Again is probably the best Panther film since Shot in the Dark. The movie is filled with some great jokes and prat falls, though there are some moments that fall flat, the positives outweigh the negatives. Once again Sellers is great as Clouseau and the various disguises he employs which usually end up being utterly useless in the long run. Herbert Lom makes great use of his turn to a low rent Bond villain hell bent on killing the inspector. It's almost as if this film is a Bond parody, ahead of its time in some places (the Anglo-Russian affair in this film predates the Spy Who Loved Me by a year).
The Pink Panther Strikes Again is another great platform for Peter Sellers redemption in the 1970's. Though most of the film community had written him off he proved that he still had what it takes to be a comedic genius and a great actor.
***1/2 out of 4 stars
Peter Sellers is in good comic form once again and gets a lot of laughs. The movie is stupid funny, while the Steve Martin movies are mostly just stupid.
I admit that there's too many fights between Clouseau and his servant Cato (Burt Kwouk) in the sequels. However, they are still a lot funnier than Jean Reno's surprise attacks on Steve Martin's Clouseau . You can always expect Cato to jump out at him in the movies but he has hilarious timing. That's why it least works, no matter how many times they throw it out at us. While Peter Sellers idea of Kun-Fu is just hilarious.