A shot in the dark (1964)
Did you notice the date when this film was made? It’s a classic comedy film. Detective inspector clouseau is so bad at his job in the French police force that his boss goes mad!
In the film, a group of people are staying in a grand country mansion. One by one, some are murdered and clouseau has to find the killer. However,clouseau is worried that he too might be killed, so he decides to improve his self-defence skills. He orders his servant to attack him ‘wherever and whenever I least expect it’. This results in chaos and their ‘slapstick routines’ made me cry with laughter!
Clouseau’s assistant, Hercule, is usually logical, so he and clouseau often argue about the evidence. For example, Hercule believes the primesuspect is guilty while clouseau insists she is innocent. In the end, clouseau finds out who committed the crime. Bui I won’t spoil the ending by telling you who did it!
The pink panther (2005)
If you’re in the mood for an absolutely ridiculous movie, watch The Pink Panther.
Based on the original 1964 classic, this modern story stars comedian Steve Martin as Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
Thefilm begins when the coach of the French football team is murdered at a football match and his huge diamond ring (called the Pink Panter) has been stolen. There are no witnesses. At this point, clouseau’s boos, the chief inspector, decides to send ‘an idiot’ to investigate the crime. Why? Because when ‘the idiot’ fails, the chief inspector will solve the crime and arrest the murderer himself. Inthis way, he hopes to stop people breaking the law and win a medal.
So, inefficient inspector clouseau is selected for the job. The main suspect is the coach’s ex-girlfriend, a cool pop ‘diva’ named Xania. This role was played perfectly by Beyoncé Knowles, who is an international pop star in real life, too. Clouseau needs to follow Xania to New York However, his English is terrible. The mosthilarious scene is Clouseau’s English lesson. This movie is entertaining from beginning to end – a great family film.
Scooby doo 2: monsters unleashed (2004)
This is a daft, feel-good movie for kids and young teenagers but I chose it because I like Sarah Michelle Gellar who became famous in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She’s gorgeous! In case you didn’t know, the film was based on a popular kids’ TVcartoon series. Four friends and their dog, Scooby, try to solve mysteries. They have been invited to the opening of a criminology museum, where they meet a mean TV reporter. When a crowd of monsters take over the town, Shaggy and Scooby are scared of everything, as usual. For example, when they are being chased by monsters, shaggy says, ‘we have to remain calm!’ and Scooby screams loudly! Althoughshaggy and Scooby find useful clues by accident, it is clever Velma who discovers the identity of the evil villain in the end!
Johnny English (2003)
I picked this movie because of the amusing description: he knows no fear; he knows no danger; he knows nothing! Johnny English is Britain’s latest spy. The role is played by Rowan Atkinson, who also plays Mr Bean.
The crime in this movie is thetheft of the Brithish crown jewels. In the end, Johnny does catch the thief. However, that is not really the point of the film. This is a spoof movie – like a james bond film. This is a spoof movie – like a James Bond film except that everything goes wrong. Johnny is unlucky in love, too. When he was sitting in his car with the beautiful Natalie imruglia, he leaned forward to kiss her but heaccidentally pressed the ‘eject’ button. She was sent flying through the car roof! It´s all very silly and that’s why I enjoyed it.
Last month I spent a day on work experience, behind the scenes at a TV station. I followed an item of breaking news from the time it happened, to the point when it appeared on the evening TV news. It was fascinating!
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