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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…
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.
"Why make a trillion when we could make... billions?"
I have a weird relationship with this film. When I was younger, it was one of all-time favourite films and one of the few comedies that could have me laughing after quite a few viewings... in a single day. Over time, I just stopped liking it. Every time I considered watching it, I'd remember the film's flaws (of which it has an abundance) and decide against it.
After watching it again today, I still feel the same about it as I have over the past few years; it's a pretty average comedy, with a weakly scripted story and a heavy-handed attempt at a semi-serious theme of losing one's "mojo" or essence.…
Same as the first, fun too watch!
Not quite as good as the original, but there's plenty to laugh at here. The addition of Fat Bastard is the only thing I have a real problem with. Where the original is actually clever in its parody, the Spy who Shagged me turns to cheap gross-out humor at parts.
Side note: Heather Graham has never looked better
This 1999 action comedy film is the second film in the Austin Powers series and was directed by Jay Roach and once again stars Mike Myers alongside Heather Graham, Rob Lowe, Verne Troyer, Mindy Sterling, Michael York and Robert Wagner.
After suffering the very brief emotional loss of his fem-bot wife Vanessa Powers (Elizabeth Hurley), Austin Powers (Myers) is soon called into action when it appears Dr.Evil (Myers) is back in action. Evil travels back in time to meet his younger team including Number 2 (Lowe) and Frau Farbissina (Sterling) and devise a plan to steal Power’s mojo, leaving him a broken man.
With British Intelligence able to work time travel also, Powers meets up with CIA agent Felicity Shagwell…
Wasn't paying attention and unintentionally bought the second instead of the first film due to the silly and long-persisting "ohno can't put number in the title of the sequel" trend.. Some funny bits, some less funny bits.. but generally entertaining
Lame. too few funny stuff.
Sequel to the first Austin Powers with an innovative plot and lots of new sex gags to puff up on the original's success. Austin Powers goes back in time, as do most characters of this type, to get back his special "mojo" that's been stolen by Dr. Evil. While there, he needs to face dark enemies like Alotta Fagina and Fat Bastard (subtly named) and go through over-the-top gags in order to win the day and get back to his wife of the present. It's surprisingly funny and clever for a sequel, even if this series was never exactly highbrow.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me honestly is not as funny as I remember it to be. It's got a couple of chuckle-worthy jokes but it's not as funny or as memorable as Goldmember.
This had all the jokes that I thought were in the first one.
Unfortunately, they're still kind of tired / bad.
At least they aren't repeated 2 or 3 times each as in the first one.
The reasons this movie didn't work:
1) Heather Graham is no Elizabeth Hurley. They give her nothing to do but sit there and look hot.
2) Austin Powers spends too much of the movie being "cool." In the first movie, he *thinks* he's cool, but he's really a complete dork. In this movie, we're meant to think he's a "cool guy." It makes the character less likable.
3) They repeated most of the jokes of the first movie, rather than coming up with a group of new jokes.
The kind of film I need after a day like today. Now also means I've seen all the Austin Powers films and I liked them a lot more than I expected.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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