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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
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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…
"We'll call it... Preperation H!"
Best comedy sequel ever!
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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.
viewing #2, probably with my mom
It was less than a 24 hour difference between my viewings of The Spy Who Shagged Me and International Man of Mystery, and I was left with one question: was International Man of Mystery this immature? It’s like Jay Roach and Mike Myers decided all that clever parody and dialogue, jettison all that and stick with the low-brow jokes.
I will say Heather Graham as Felicity Shagwell had the potential to raise the film, offering the only real bit of insight into the Bond series. James Bond can sleep with as many women as he wants, what happens when a woman agent does the same? Unfortunately her intentions are so obvious and understandable that any and all depth disappears. But that's not her fault; Graham deserved a better script, and I think everyone deserved better than Fat Bastard.
"I can't believe Vanessa, my bride, my one true love, the woman who taught me the beauty of monogamy, was a fembot...all along. Wait a tick, THAT MEANS I'M SINGLE AGAIN! OH, BEHAVE!"
Not as funny as I remember... 3/5
I honestly think this is the greatest movie of Austin. I know Goldmember is a very strong contender but I think this is my favourite one.
What totally blows me away is the fact that there is not a single scene without attention to detail. Honestly after having it watched so many times, I now truly begin to understand the unbelievable work of filmography that the franchise has. THIS MOVIE SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO ART SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES.
This movie is hilarious, watch it now along with the other two movies in the trilogy. This one is my favorite.
The perfect storm of silliness, subversion and smart use of tropes. With eclectic references and Mike Myers' signature dedication, The Spy Who Shagged Me is a worthy sequel, a very funny film, and maybe a better film, not particularly as well realised as the first, but the gags are more sure of themselves, the characters are fleshed out better and the new ones are iconic, and it makes great use out of its setting without being as pastichey as Goldmember.
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