History Film / JohnnyEnglish

10th Feb '18 2:19:54 PM Warngumer
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* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:After being rescued by Bough towards the end, Johnny says he doesn't know why Bough hauled himself up the pipe to get into the castle rather than the ladder used by Lorna. Johnny himself had used the same pipe earlier, and after that line, Lorna gives Johnny a look.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:After being rescued by Bough towards the end, Johnny says he doesn't know why Bough hauled himself up the pipe to get into the castle rather than the ladder used by Lorna. Johnny himself had used the same pipe earlier, and after that line, line,]] Lorna gives Johnny a look.
23rd Jan '18 1:49:42 PM axle-k89
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* ParkingGarage: Vendetta attempts to kill Johnny and Bough in a parking garage by posing as Felch, hiding underneath a car. Luckily,[[ImminentDangerClue Johnny realises]] [[OhCrap that the voice didn't sound right]], seconds before Vendetta opens fire.

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* ParkingGarage: Vendetta attempts to kill Johnny and Bough in a parking garage by posing as Felch, hiding underneath a car. Luckily,[[ImminentDangerClue Luckily, [[ImminentDangerClue Johnny realises]] [[OhCrap that the voice didn't sound right]], seconds before Vendetta opens fire.
23rd Jan '18 1:48:57 PM axle-k89
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* ParkingGarage: Vendetta attempts to kill Johnny and Bough in a parking garage by posing as Felch, hiding underneath a car. Luckily,[[ImminentDangerClue Johnny realises]] [[OhCrap that the voice didn't sound right]], seconds before Vendetta opens fire.
18th Jan '18 2:00:13 AM axle-k89
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** When Johnny parks his Aston Martin outside the Tower after the jewels are stolen, Bough notices a sign that cars parked there will be towed away. Sure enough, when the two give chase to the hearse and rush back to the Aston, it's in the process of being lifted onto a recovery vehicle. Johnny and Bough commandeer it offscreen and use it to give chase.



* ChekhovsGun: The fact that Johnny parks in a tow-away zone after the jewels are stolen becomes important when the Aston Martin is almost towed away. It's being loaded onto a truck that Johnny and Bough then use to attempt to chase down the hearse driven by Klein and Vendetta.
** Lorna's red bike. Johnny spots it during the car chase when he gets out of the truck, then he recognizes it outside the sushi bar, realises it belongs to Lorna and it's that evening that we learn she is also tracking Sauvage.



** Lorna is in a sushi bar the second time Johnny bumps into her, which he only did because he noticed her red motorbike parked outside.



* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:After being rescued by Bough towards the end, Johnny says he doesn't know why Bough hauled himself up the pipe to get into the castle rather than the ladder used by Lorna. Johnny himself had used the same pipe earlier, and after that line, Lorna gives Johnny a look.



** Johnny's boss is the absolute King of the IdiotBall, simply disregarding every single legitimate suspicious indication that Suavage is the bad guy, even when everything that has happened so far just ''happened'' to lead to his coronation as King of England.

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** Johnny's boss is the absolute King of the IdiotBall, simply disregarding every single legitimate suspicious indication that Suavage Sauvage is the bad guy, even when everything that has happened so far just ''happened'' to lead to his coronation as King of England.



* LatexPerfection: Sauvage's Plan A involved [[spoiler:creating a fake Archbishop of Canterbury to crown him king using a very fancy looking mask. Ends up subverted because Sauvage realized someone would see it through and try to unmask the fake, so he just uses a lookalike instead]].

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* LastNameBasis: Bough is exclusively referred to by his surname, as is Sauvage. We only hear Sauvage be called Pascal a few times, such as by Pegasus, the archbishop, and Sauvage himself.
* LatexPerfection: Sauvage's Plan A involved [[spoiler:creating a fake Archbishop of Canterbury to crown him king using a very fancy looking mask. Ends up subverted because Sauvage realized someone would see it through it and try to unmask the fake, so he just uses a lookalike instead]].
15th Jan '18 3:25:59 AM axle-k89
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* NotAMask: Johnny overhears the {{Big Bad}}'s plan to set up a fake bishop perform the coronation ceremony. Unfortunately, the villain finds out that Johnny is aware of their plans and scrapes off the fake bishop idea, instead forcing a real bishop to do the job. This leads to an unaware Johnny humiliating the bishop on live TV.



* NotAMask: Johnny overhears the {{Big Bad}}'s plan to set up a fake bishop perform the coronation ceremony. Unfortunately, the villain finds out that Johnny is aware of their plans and scrapes off the fake bishop idea, instead forcing a real bishop to do the job. This leads to an unaware Johnny humiliating the bishop on live tv.
15th Jan '18 3:07:16 AM axle-k89
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* DarkIsNotEvil: Johnny and Bough dress in dark outfits for a lot of the time, but it's most noticeable when they break into Sauvage's building. Lorna too, who is always dressed in dark clothing until the final scene. More so in Lorna's case until we find out her true allegiance.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Johnny and Bough dress in dark outfits for a lot of the time, but it's most noticeable with the black neoprene bodysuits they wear when they break into Sauvage's building. Lorna too, who is always dressed in dark clothing until the final scene. More so in Lorna's case until we find out her true allegiance.



* OnlyOneName: Bough is only ever referred to by his surname. Additional materials reveal his first name is Angus.

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* OnlyOneName: Bough is only ever referred to by his surname. Additional materials (and the computer display showing how they plan to break into Sauvage's headhquarters) reveal his first name is Angus.
25th Dec '17 4:14:52 AM Fireblood
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw + ArtisticLicenseHistory: With respect to the (albeit unwritten) Constitution and the power of the Crown. In RealLife, you could ''not'' get the Queen to abdicate with the stroke of a pen,[[note]]it requires an Act of all Parliaments in nations where she is head of state[[/note]] and whilst the bit where [[spoiler: all land in the country is technically the possession of the Crown and can be confiscated at will]] needs clarification,[[note]]and it would probably violate human rights law/treaties[[/note]] the monarch has very little actual power, which is ''de facto'' exercised by their government. It also ignores historical precedent concerning [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England#Execution what happens to monarchs who try to exercise too much personal power]]. Of course all of this is (thankfully?) ignored in favour of RuleOfFunny and a good story (see below).
** There's also the notion that Mr. Sauvage only becomes King Pascal at the moment the crown touches his head, when actually (assuming that Elizabeth II's abdication and Pascal's claim to the throne are recognised), he would be monarch as soon as the abdication form was signed and Parliament has given consent. The coronation is just a ceremony.
** Furthermore, in real life a coronation takes more than a year to organise, rather than just days as this film suggests. Also, it seems unlikely that a monarch would be allowed to quietly slip away to a castle in France so soon before getting crowned.[[note]]It is traditional for the monarch to spend the night before in the Speaker's apartment of the Palace of Westminster.[[/note]]
** Oh, and throughout the film, various characters consistently refer to "England" rather than "Britain". In particular they talk of Sauvage being "King of England", even though that title was abolished in 1707.
** In any case, even were Elizabeth to abdicate, Prince Charles would be next in line. If she were to renounce the throne for her descendants as well, the next in line would be David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley.[[note]]son of Princess Margaret, the Queen's sister[[/note]]


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* HollywoodLaw: With respect to the (albeit unwritten) Constitution and the power of the Crown. In RealLife, you could ''not'' get the Queen to abdicate with the stroke of a pen,[[note]]it requires an Act of all Parliaments in nations where she is head of state[[/note]] and whilst the bit where [[spoiler: all land in the country is technically the possession of the Crown and can be confiscated at will]] needs clarification,[[note]]and it would probably violate human rights law/treaties[[/note]] the monarch has very little actual power, which is ''de facto'' exercised by their government. It also ignores historical precedent concerning [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England#Execution what happens to monarchs who try to exercise too much personal power]]. Of course all of this is (thankfully?) ignored in favor of RuleOfFunny and a good story (see below).
** There's also the notion that Mr. Sauvage only becomes King Pascal at the moment the crown touches his head, when actually (assuming that Elizabeth II's abdication and Pascal's claim to the throne are recognized), he would be monarch as soon as the abdication form was signed and Parliament has given consent. The coronation is just a ceremony.
** Furthermore, in real life a coronation takes more than a year to organise, rather than just days as this film suggests. Also, it seems unlikely that a monarch would be allowed to quietly slip away to a castle in France so soon before getting crowned.[[note]]It is traditional for the monarch to spend the night before in the Speaker's apartment of the Palace of Westminster.[[/note]]
** Oh, and throughout the film, various characters consistently refer to "England" rather than "Britain". In particular they talk of Sauvage being "King of England", even though that title was abolished in 1707, when the crowns of England and Scotland were unified.
** In any case, even were Elizabeth to abdicate, Prince Charles would be next in line. If she were to renounce the throne for her descendants as well, the next in line would be David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley.[[note]]Son of Princess Margaret, the Queen's sister.[[/note]]
14th Oct '17 11:50:00 AM Nadim
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* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: Two mooks hold Johnny and Bough at gunpoint only to be knocked on the head by Lorna.

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* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: Two mooks hold Johnny and Bough at gunpoint only to be knocked on the head by Lorna.Lorna with a fire extinguisher.
14th Oct '17 11:49:18 AM Nadim
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* ConventientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: Two mooks hold Johnny and Bough at gunpoint only to be knocked on the head by Lorna.

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* ConventientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: Two mooks hold Johnny and Bough at gunpoint only to be knocked on the head by Lorna.
14th Oct '17 11:42:20 AM Nadim
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* ConventientTimedAttackFromBehind: Two mooks hold Johnny and Bough at gunpoint only to be knocked on the head by Lorna.

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* ConventientTimedAttackFromBehind: ConventientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: Two mooks hold Johnny and Bough at gunpoint only to be knocked on the head by Lorna.
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