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Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

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Re: Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Added by Jesus (email) on 2003-11-02 15:43:24

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Re: Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Added by Jesus (email) on 2003-11-02 15:44:02

This movie sucks ass!

Re: Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Added by John Ulmer (email, web) on 2003-11-19 08:33:57


Re: Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Added by Jesse Janssen (email, web) on 2004-03-05 01:34:17

I thought this was a decent movie and thought the review by John Ulmer was fairly accurate, save for one statement: "Powers fans won't be let down." I am a Powers fan, and I was let down. "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" was a comedy that cleverly poked fun of the James Bond genre. I absolutely loved it. "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" was more about continuing Powers' groovy escapades; it relied a lot more on grossing out the audience. As a result, some fans were turned off by it. However, I thought that it had it's own share of cleverness, "Well, actually that was just footage from the movie 'Independence Day' but the real laser would be a lot like that." I personally thought the sequel was almost as good as the first movie. However, Myers cannot continue the magic for "Goldmember." Let's make some comparisons...One of the simplest lines in the first movie that was somehow hilarious was Powers saying, "Allow myself to introduce...myself." We could see how Powers was trying to be very formal in introducing himself to Number Two and that he wasn't quite as smooth as he was trying to be. This was a quality that made "International Man of Mystery" cunning yet silly at the same time. In Goldmember, Powers says to Mr. Roboto "What do you know about my fathers where...abouts?" This time around, that line and the subsequent Austin-Misunderstanding-Subtitles-Because-Of-The-Black-Background scene were simply unfunny and flat. It may be because the line wasn't well-timed or just because that kind of humor was only funny once in the Powers saga. For another comparison, lets look at "The Spy Who Shagged Me." After watching the Long Smooth Rocket Scene ("It is a long smooth shaft! Complete with-" "Two balls!"), I was laughing so hard I could barely breathe. It was clever humor because it was well-timed and completely off-beat. We didn't see it coming. In "Goldmember" we did see the attempt at this type of humor coming, with "Melons! Big juicy melons! Are they nice and firm?" Yet again, this attempt at humor falls flat. Also coming up short are the "sexual inneundo insinuating names"; as "Fook-mi and Fook-yu", don't hold a candle to "Alotta Fagina" or "Ivann Humpalot." When it comes down to it, "Goldmember" relies too heavily at times on these attempts at humor that just aren't as funny as they were the first time. "Goldmember" is not a bad movie. There are plenty of scenes I found funny, such as the part where Dr. Evil finally gets his wish of Sharks With Frickin' Laser Beams Attached To Their Heads, or the scene where Austin and his father speak "english-english" just before meeting Goldmember. It is a good movie by many standards, just not as good as it's two predecessors. One other note: don't plan on eating right before or right after watching this movie. Fat Bastard's scenes will decimate your appetite, particularly the ending "excess skin" scene.

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