It’s fairly astonishing that in 2011 — 49 years after the debut of Dr. No, the first James Bond film, and 46 years after the first wave of 007 spoofs — that there’s still a market for another Pink Panther-meets-Austin Powers film. Tens of thousands will pay to see Johnny English Reborn (Universal, 10.28) and go “hah-hah-hah!” and wipe tears from their eyes, etc. The first Johnny English (’03) cost $40 million to make and only made $28 million here, but the worldwide gross was $160,583,000.

I’ll admit that the chopper-trimming-the-tops-of-cypress-trees bit is funny.