He's found his mojo, baby, and now Austin Powers is back again in this shagadelic comedy-adventure. The "sshhh!" hits the fan when Dr. Evil and Mini-Me escape from prison. Joining forces with the superfreaky Goldmember, they kidnap Austin's father, master spy Nigel Powers, in a dastardly time-travel scheme to take over the world. Before you can say "Shake Your Booty", Austin cruises to 1975 and teams up with sexy Foxxy Cleopatra to stop Dr. Evil and Goldmember from their mischievous mayhem.Written by
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One of the signs in Dr. Evil's submarine illustrates how henchmen should correctly lift an unconscious captive in order to prevent any back pain. It reads "Lift with your legs, not with your back". See more »
When Mini-Me assaults Scotty for attempting to eat the chocolate, the chocolate box appears and disappears between shots. See more »
Above the New Line Release credit at the end of the closing credits is the film's title itself See more »
Various corporate logos are blurred out throughout the TV version, like the Taco Bell logo on the food Frau brings in, and the Apple logo on the Powerbook Austin uses (in this case, it is "painted" over with gray to match the rest of the computer). See more »
(interpolating "That's the Way (I Like It)", "Get Down Tonight" and "Shake Your Booty")
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Parody lyrics by Mike Myers and Paul Myers
Performed by Beyoncé (as Foxxy Cleopatra) featuring Devin Vasquez and Solange (as Solange)
Produced by Beyoncé for Music World Productions and Damon Elliott for Elliott Entertainment Inc.
Beyoncé Knowles appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Devin Vasquez appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Solange appears courtesy of Music World Music/Columbia Records See more »
While the first two Austin Powers films in this comedic series concentrated on spoofing the late '60s/early '70s, James Bond movies and concentrated on female anatomy in the process, this one was centered on penises. I kid you not. (Hence, the title, a play-on-words from "Goldfinger.")
I watched this film twice, within two weeks of each as I showed a friend the second time. The first time I thought it wasn't as funny overall as the other two Powers films and was a bit too raunchy, especially for the PG-13 rating which is ridiculous. After the second viewing, I changed my mind about the comedy (not the rating): it is just as funny if not more than the other two.
A couple of the scenes were hilarious, although very crude in spots but some of the crudeness is what makes it funny. However, most of time I laughed more at the many subtle double entendres and all the double takes by Mike Myers, who plays at least four characters in here...all of them very well.
It's goofy, stupid and nothing spectacular but definitely fast-moving and entertaining. If you've seen the other Austin Powers films, you know what this basically is going to be, humor-wise.
Beyonce Knowles, who played the female lead, didn't have the beauty or body of Heather Graham or Elizabeth Hurley, stars of the other two films, but she isn't bad. There are numerous cameo appearances in here, starting right off the bat with Tom Cruise.
Overall: sick (again) but funny (again.)
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