This sequel to "Fantomas" is more of a cash-in. It's more kiddie-orientated than the original, and Inspector Juve's screen time has been increased, which is good news if you're a Louis De Funes fan, but makes the film unbearable if you're not (at least Juve's lethal gadgets mostly work!). At the same time, the stunts and action have been reduced dramatically, and it would not be much of an exaggeration to say that almost nothing happens in this movie until the last 10 minutes or so. If you make it that far, you will find the film's only memorable scenes, which actually predate some classic Bond sequences by more than a decade; a car that can fly ("The Man With The Golden Gun") and a fall out of a plane without a parachute ("Moonraker"). These European films are often categorized as James Bond "ripoffs", but sometimes they had inventions of their own that were possibly copied by the Bond series later! ** out of 4.
When Professor Marchand, a famous scientist, mysteriously disappears, the commissioner, Juve, immediately suspects Fantomas. Meanwhile, the journalist disguised as Fandor Lefevre, Marchand's assistant, is removed by Fantomas. Commissioner Juve falls into the trap as Fantomas, too, is transformed into Lefevre and they are all found in Rome at a scientific meeting. Fantomas will prevail and stakeholders will gather in his den, and prisoners, it seems, without any possibility of escaping their fate. Accompanied by the music of an organ played by Fantomas.
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