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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
I'm back, baby!
When diabolical genius Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's "mojo," Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself -- with the help of American agent Felicity Shagwell -- to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr. Evil's army of minions and saves the world in his own unbelievably groovy way.
Everyone has a guilty pleasure that requires nothing but the ability to laugh and enjoy it. The Austin Powers films of the late nineties were silly and a lot of fun, and with Mike Myers showing his obvious comedic talents to play several characters successfully in the same movie, this is stuffed full of double-entendre's and quality eye-candy.
In the first film we got Liz Hurley, hardly the greatest actress ever to grace our screens but a super-hot leading lady. Gone but not forgotten she gets replaced by Heather Graham as the wonderfully named Felicity Shagwell. A C.I.A agent, she plays Powers's love interest and gets to display some stunning sixties outfits that enhance her considerable assets.Powers's nemesis Dr Evil…
"We'll call it... Preperation H!"
Best comedy sequel ever!
Some really funny moments. Lots and lots and lots of fast-fire gags, but that's why it works, because ninety percent of the them hit. It can be embarrassing at times, but mostly it really works and it makes for a very funny comedy.
MOVIE A DAY FOR A YEAR - DAY 181
Mike Meyers is a comedy god.
I'm not even ashamed of my love for this film. I've said this so many times but comedy films should be rated in laughs and this provides plenty.
"If you've got a time machine, why don't you just go back and kill Austin Powers when he's sitting on the crapper or something?"
Whilst Mike Myers seems to love playing multiple characters, he drops the ball in terms of comedy multiple times in his second Austin Powers outing.
Sometimes incredibly clever (a majority of the Dr. Evil scenes) and sometimes unbelievably stupid (the Fat Bastard's crap scene), The Spy Who Shagged Me is a hard film to review, but Heather Graham is very attractive so...double points for that.
Austin Powers soldiers on in this repetitive, flat footed, and just plain dull sequel. Most of the gags are beat for beat remixes of jokes from the first film. If I were feeling generous (and if the jokes were funny) I might say that the repetition is a comment on the formulaic nature of the Bond series. But I'm not, and they aren't. Despite maybe one or two laughs, the movie's a dud.
MY THREE WORDS
Flat, dull, shiny.
The sequel suffers slightly from the now familiarity with the characters and the rehashing of the same jokes. That said this is still a very funny movie.
Not as funny as I thought it was when it was more popular on release over 15 years ago but still fun regardless, if filled with humour thats really silly and doesn't really produce very big laugh out loud moments.
This was my favorite out of the trilogy.
Much much better than the first. A lot more fun with a much bigger heart.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me was very obviously written after the success of the first film warranted a sequel. This movie is basically the same 90 minutes as the first film. Almost every single joke in the movie is a rehash of the first movie. But, that being said, this movie is very funny and seems to be more polished than the original.
I recently watched this and the original Austin Powers back to back, for probably the first time in 5 or 10 years. They're both still amusing, but boy do they seem threadbare now that we've kind of collectively decided/realized how shallow Mike Myers' bag of tricks is. That's clearer here than in the original; Spy Who Etc is largely content to repeat the same basic jokes and structure of the first, with a somewhat cruder edge (see Fat Bastard, the fisting shadowplay, Austin's "a bit nutty" coffee gag). This is pretty typical of comedy sequels, to my mind, and is also evident in Wayne's World and its sequel (though I think those are both better than any of the Austin…
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