For my dissertation. I'm going for a more metaphysical rather than sci-fi genre approach to time travel, hence the inclusion…
Austin Powers in Goldmember
He's still evil... He's still deadly... and he's still surrounded by frickin' idiots!
The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe -- '70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help from his dad and an old girlfriend.
When it comes to comedy Mike Myers is my guilty pleasure and it's easy to see why. From the silliness of Wayne's World and Saturday Night Live through the Austin Powers films to his voice work on Shrek, he's shown a chameleon-like talent for reinvention. Full of creativity and always ready to take on more that one role if required, it was Austin Powers that cemented his place among not only Canada's best comedians but the film world in general.
This third installment of Jay Roach's comic trilogy has one of the best opening sequences in a comedy. Featuring a host of big name stars lampooning Austin Powers characters in a film tribute, this had the likes of Tom Cruise,…
Sometimes you just can't beat a bit of silliness. The Austin Powers films have that in abundance together with more than its share of rather clever jokes and an inspired opening sequence that will bring the giggles. Jay Roach's third installment for our spoof sixties superspy doesn't stray far from the well worn path that delivered the laughs and the box office takings for Mike Myers's most enduring comic creation. Myers's ability in the last twenty years or so to reinvent himself has made him a comedy force to be reckoned with. Wayne's World, Austin Powers, and his voice work on Shrek has rightly cemented his place among the modern comedy greats. Playing four roles here and once again being…
14 years already passed
I want a fourth movie with frickin laser beams.
A fucking hilarious and brilliant send off to one heck of an awesome trilogy...!
Put that up your pipe and smoke it!
Wow, I must be getting old. It felt like only yesterday that I was sitting down with my brothers to watch my first installation of the Austin Powers film franchise (yes, I know, three films too late).
It has some funny moments, and clearly Mike Myers is very creative, but overall these films find it hard to appeal beyond the juvenile, which I genuinely believe we should all indulge in sometimes. Other than that, it has little else going for it...
Not a movie about David Beckham's penis.
You know you have something special when you have an all-star cast of: Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Fred Savage, Gwyneth Paltrow, Danny DeVito, Britney Spears, Kevin Spacey, and so on and so on. Eh, it doesn't matter how much screen time some of these people got, the fact that they got them in this...I appreciate that. As the final Austin Powers movie (as of 2016), Goldmember keeps the Horny British man charm and it's absolute gold (pun intended.) Sure, there's a decent amount of potty-humor in it, but the movie does a good job in not making it complete random and uses it with good timing. It's not the greatest thing in the world, but it's a perfectly fine comedy. To quote the show Seinfeld, "That's gold Jerry! GOLD!"
you have the right to remain sexy, sugar.
That opening scene is excellent and then after the opening credits, the movie just stumbles and falls on its face. I have a hard time getting to the ending now - especially after that disastrous "Hard Knock Life" musical scene in the jail.... it makes me sad. "Mini-Me" looks like he hates every second of it... and why are there musical numbers??! James Bond doesn't have lip syncing musical numbers.
The thing is, the actual James Bonds series has plenty of stinkers and the franchise kept on rolling. I was always confused why Austin Powers kept bringing back Dr. Evil, Mini Me, Fat Bastard, and the whole Dr. Evil team.... They tried a new villain here,…
IT WAS FUNNY
Lots of fun cameos and asides, but still felt more focused than its predecessors. Beyonce is great.
"I never knew my birth parents. There was a car accident. My birth mother was incinerated, and I only survived because her smoking carcass had formed a protective cocoon of slaughtered human effluence. A Belgian man and his fifteen year-old love slave were looting the accident scene, and came across a blood soaked baby, moi. They raised me to be evil. You know, that old chestnut."