Friday, March 24, 2017

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

Director: Jay Roach

Stars: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Elizabeth Hurley

In his second screen adventure, British super spy Austin Powers must return to 1969, as arch-nemesis Dr. Evil has ventured back to that year and successfully stolen Austin's "mojo" and set up a powerful laser and aimed it at Earth. With the help of gorgeous agent Felicity Shagwell, the newly single Austin must now not only contend with Dr. Evil, but also Evil's vicious, pint-size attack-clone, Mini-Me.

Here is the sequel filled with more of the same, more of the same jokes. This movie is still filled with all of the catch phrases and more of the sexual jokes that you come to love from the first movie. The main difference of this movie, besides the story, is the addition to several new characters.

The new main characters consist of Fat Bastard and Mini-Me. Both of these characters catch phrases and mannerisms have been mocked by the fans and other movies and television shows. Fat Bastard is this extremely fat nasty discussing Scottish man that dresses in kilts. He looks like a stereotypical Scottish man. The look of him is absolutely gross. He has bad skin with food on his face, and parts of his fat gut is sticking out from his shirt. There is even a scene where is lying in bed nude. That is the most gross to see. Mike Myers plays the role of Fat Bastard in a huge fake suit. Verne Troyer is Mini-Me, Dr. Evil's created sidekick. This was my least favorite character in the movie. I just thought it was more annoying than funny.

This one was not as funny as the first one. Of course, it hardly ever is. There the same jokes and one liners in this one as the second one. Don't get me wrong. The story of the movie is pretty good for a comedy. There are still a ton of different characters in this movie as well. Mike Myers pulls off another movie.

Like I said, I liked this one as well. The only problem was that too many of the jokes were left over from the first movie or other movies. This is still a movie worth watching, if you just have never seen it. I think it is also a great addition to your collection as well. Enjoy. 

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Trailer

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