Monday, December 5, 2016

Johnny English Reborn - Rowan Atkinson (2011) - Chungking Mansion, Tsim Sha Tsui

The action moves back over to Hong Kong for our next scene as English is following up a lead from the casino. The lead takes him to a shabby hotel - the Kowloon Paradise Hotel - that appears to be located somewhere in Chungking Mansion.

The end of the scene involves a chase that takes us up to the roof of the building where English is after a rather nimble thief portrayed by the parkour expert, Williams Belle.

iSquare in the background 
An impressive leap from block to block performed by Belle.

Most of the action appears to have been filmed on the roof of Blocks B & C but for the last picture, Williams Belle had already jumped the gap between Block C and E and that last view is looking from Block E out across the harbour. Belle's character actually utilises some scaffolding to escape and I do remember that Chungking Mansion was completely covered in the stuff at around that time whilst it was undergoing some external renovation.

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