Oh my God! This is splendid brilliance! Visionary and ahead of its time! It totally blew my mind!
This is many, many things:
✓The modern father of landmark parody filmmaking
✓The contemporary British offering of spoof cinema right when Mel Brooks was cinematically born in comedy
✓The spot that initiated Monty Python's wheel of comedic inventiveness
✓The stuff that the Zucker/Abrahams trio watched while younger before inventing their own trend of parodies
✓The fusion between British spy films, Americana, European auteurism, The Three Stooges, Buñuel's surrealist comedy, neo-noir and Fellini-esque cinematographic artistry in Technicolor... years before Fellini made Casanova (1976)!!!
If not approached as Surrealism, you might be losing even more from this film than what you should retain from…