Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Johnny English Reborn - Rowan Atkinson (2011) - New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter, Kowloon
The final Hong Kong based scenes of this film were shot within the New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter in West Kowloon. The old one was, of course, reclaimed entirely for the purposes of creating West Kowloon itself. The boat chase that started at Hoi Fai Road Garden ends up with the thief (Williams Belle) taking a dip before finally confronting his pursuer for some fisticuffs. You can see several Kowloon landmarks in the background of the various shots.
However, if you are as sad as I am then you may have spotted something wrong with the second picture. For some reason the film has been flipped and actually the background should look like this. Weird.