Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
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In the biggest Austin Powers adventure yet, the International Man of Mystery must travel back to the Swinging Sixties, track down his stolen mojo and thwart Dr. Evil's plot to destroy the world. Of course, along the way, Austin meets his match in CIA operative Felicity Shagwell, a fab chick, hot spy and fantastic motivation for restoring his libido.]]>
Myers's true triumph, though, is his turn as the neurotic Dr. Evil, who tends to spout the right cultural reference at exactly the wrong time (referring to his moon base as a "Death Star" with Moon Units Alpha and Zappa--in 1969). Myers teams Dr. Evil with a diminutive clone, Mini-Me (Verne J. Troyer), who soon replaces slacker son Scott Evil (Seth Green) as the apple of the doctor's eye; Myers and Troyer work magic in what could plausibly be one of the year's most affecting (and hysterically funny) love stories. Despite a stellar supporting cast--including a sly Rob Lowe as Robert Wagner's younger self and Mindy Sterling as the forbidding Frau Farbissina--it's basically Myers's show, and he pulls a hat trick by playing a third character, the obese and disgusting Scottish assassin Fat Bastard. Many viewers will reel in disgust at Mr. Bastard's repulsive antics and the scatological bent Myers indulges in, including one showstopper involving coffee and--shudder--a stool sample. Still, Myers's good humor and dead-on cultural references win the day; Austin is one spy who proves he can still shag like a minx. --Mark Englehart
- Almost 20 minutes of deleted scenes
- Behind-the-scenes featurette, plus The Dr. Evil Story and Comedy Central's spy-o-graphy, a spoof of A&E's popular Biography series
- Music Videos: Beautiful Stranger by Madonna, American Woman by Lenny Kravitz and Word Up by Mel B (aka Scary Spice)
- DVD-ROM Features: Austin Powers and Dr. Evil Web Browsers and a playable demo of a trivia game by Berkeley Systems, "Austin Powers Operation"
Top Customer Reviews
As for the movie itself, Dr. Evil's disfunctional relationship with his son Scott is hilarious. Mini Me...Rob Lowe as a young Number 2... Frau...the whole Jerry Springer scene was great. As for the time travel inaccuracies, well...duh. I mean, we're not talking 2001:A Space Odyssey here. It's a frickin' comedy. It's about having FUN, being SILLY.
My advice: If you're too uptight to just enjoy this movie, if you absolutely MUST analyze every scene, then go rent "Contact" and leave the rest of us alone.
In this laughable comedy, we are introduced to more new and great characters such as: Mini-me (played by Verne Troyer), Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham), and a younger version of Number 2 played by Rob Lowe. There are so many laughs in the movie I don't even know where to begin. How about Mustafa's reappearance or maybe Fat Bastard trying to eat Mini-me. They just never stop. Again, we have a similar storyline along with a similar ending: 30...29...28... you get the idea. I have a feeling that Mike's not done quite yet in producing laughs. I'm really looking forward to Austin Powers 3. It'll be smashing, baby!
Anyway, that's enough of that. If you liked the first Austin Powers movie you'll definitly like this one. Heck, you might even enjoy it more. Otherwise, if you didn't like the first movie you won't like this one either. Give it a shot, it's worth it.
One more thing, make sure you watch to the very very end of the credits to find out what actually happens to Mustafa. It's too good to miss.
True fans of Mike Meyers and the SNL alumni will thoroughly enjoy this movie. However, the fly-by-night, listens to top-40 music fan may be dissappointed in the similarities between this and the first movie.
The best bit of this DVD is the plethora of extra fetures, with some very good out-takes. Also, the quality of the picture is amongst the best I have in my DVD collection and the sound is excellent (although it does not really get the chance to shine like, say, the Matrix).
Overall, an excellent package for an above average to very good film.
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Exactly what you expect from Mike Meyers and Austin Powers. Great partsPublished 24 days ago by Melinda
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