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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.
More polished and almost as much fun as its predecessor, Jay Roach's "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" is a rare effective comedy sequel. Featuring an inspired Mike Meyers as the swinging super spy, the sequel to "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" is a hilarious, smart, and over-the-top tribute to spy films, the late 1960s, and oversexed English heroes.
Following Powers' pursuit of the villainous Dr. Evil from the 1990s back to the 1960s, the sequel revolves around its protagonist's quest to win back his mojo. Reverently sending-up tropes from the James Bond franchise and late '60s British comedies, the story introduces memorable allies and enemies as Powers attempts to put a stop to Evil's plot.
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…
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Best comedy sequel ever!
MOVIE A DAY FOR A YEAR - DAY 181
Mike Meyers is a comedy god.
A good sequel must always have a midget playing a Mini-me.
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.
There's about...40 minutes of non-retread Dr. Evil stuff in here that is still enjoyable. I still want to screen the last two of these for millennials so I can monitor their reactions to all the dated references.
My favorite of the 3! Hilarious and incredible!
I believe that the general consensus is that the first Austin Powers movie is the best of the bunch. I happen to disagree (as you can probably tell from my one-line-summary). I feel that the second film actually improves on the first film by adding a few new characters and generally cutting loose on the humor making it even more bizarre and funny than in the first film. I don't expect people to agree but at least hear me out as to why I think the second film is better.
As I said a few new characters have been added to the roster and we get to see some older characters in new and exiting ways. The best addition to…
Goddammit, this is still so funny. Really holds up. Mike Myers was so talented in his prime. And this is worth the price of admission just to hear the Russian Ivana Humpalot call Austin "Austin Powervich"!
This film is a worthy successor to the hype generated by the first film, and actually explains what happens to throw-away love interests between films (unlike the source material it parodies) which immediately adds depth and credibility. Unfortunately, the plot creates opportunities for a lot of gags that really aren't all that funny and are used for quantity at every opportunity, making for seemingly lazy writing. The film overall is still highly enjoyable, and is probably the best film in the series. Heather Graham's character is a great counterpart to Austin, and really sells Myer's performances in each of his roles throughout the film she has a scene with. If you liked the first film, you most likely will enjoy this more.
Ah... well... I mean... To be fair, I did see this at 1 in the morning so, for that standard... yeah, still pretty bad.
That said, I laughed, I think.
So that's good enough!
I hear a decent amount of people say this is their favorite Austin Powers movie, but it all honesty, I think this is the weakest entry; note that I said weakest, not bad. There's funny and original jokes like the tent scene, the missile, and more hilarious characters like Fat Bastard and Mini-Me. With that said, there's plenty of jokes and plot points that appear to be ripped right from the first movie, leaving this one feel like more or less a rehash. I don't think the overall quality of the series dropped, after all, this one definitely felt like it did more in terms of budget. The Spy Who Shagged me just felt like what would have happened if…
you're semi-evil. you're quasi-evil. you're the margarine of evil. you're the diet coke of evil.
Hehe, what more can I say.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!