Consistency is key when it comes to maintaining a long-running franchise that dreams of carrying momentum through multiple installments other than Rowan Atkinson’s Johnny English approached it in the most frustrating and endless way.
Each of the three films in the series performed almost identically at critics and at the box office, but that’s hardly a glowing compliment when the bar has been set so low. Johnny English, Johnny English rebornand Johnny English strikes again secured Rotten Tomatoes scores of 33, 38, and 37 percent, respectively, which is far from universal praise.
And yet, because neither trio cost more than $40 million to produce, and grossed almost exactly $160 million a piece during its theatrical releases, we ended up with a trilogy that would be forgotten, let alone forgotten at all from one that ran for 15 years from start to finish.
Frivolous espionage antics and wafer-thin attempts at parody are clearly the order of the day on demand Johnny English strikes again has set out and infiltrated the world’s most watched rankings on not one, but two competing streaming platforms.
According to FlixPatrol, the third and hopefully final appearance of the titular buffoon ranked on iTunes and ViaPlay midweek, and we’ll be nervously keeping our eyes peeled to see if any of its predecessors end up making a dash for new fame for audiences at home , despite the consistent inconsistency that defined the mid-of-the-road comedy triptych throughout its unnecessarily long existence.
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