Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me (Blu-Ray)
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In his second screen adventure, British superspy Austin Powers must return to 1969, as arch-nemisis Dr. Evil has ventured back to that year and successfully stolen Austin's "mojo" (libido!) and set up an ultrapowerful cannon and aimed it at the 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. Also in this installment, Evil's son, Scott, finds out who his mother is and Mike Myers stars as a third character, rotund Scotsman Fat Bastard. More raucous fun in the spirit of its 1997 smash predecessor.
Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me Review
This is not a clever film, but any movie that contains this many fart gags, a mug of steaming sh*t, and two scenes that list more euphemisms for the male member than you realise you know was obviously never meant to be. However the movie does break the first rule of sequels: it's actually better than the original.
The film starts as it means to go on, with a scene that takes one of the funniest ideas of the first movie even further (remember when Austin & Vannessa's modesty was hidden by a serious of more & more suggestive objects?), and also gives us a brief glimpse of Elizabeth Hurley, whose role as love (lust?) object for our hero is amply filled in this movie by Heather Graham as US spy Felicity Shagwell. As endearing & funny a character as uber-swinger Austin is however, the film's funniest scenes invariably revolve around Myer's performance as the camp world ruler wannabe Dr Evil, and his latest side kick the midget clone Mini-Me.
The deceptively simple idea of reversing the "60s into 90s" equation of the first film (with Austin & Dr Evil travelling back in time thirty-odd years) works well, especially when Dr Evil attempts to impress his cohorts with his genius & talent by laying claim to all sorts of cultural references that no one else has heard of, although it's hard to imagine a time when no one had heard of "Star Wars"!
Perhaps the success of "Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery" gave Mike Myers more confidence, or perhaps he's just the fine wine of current US comedy: the older he gets the better he is. Whatever the reason the fact remains that this is the funniest (live action) movie of the summer.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 95 minutes
Production Year: 1999
Main Language: English
Group: Blu-Ray - Comedy
Certificate: 12 Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Name of Director: Jay Roach
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Release Date: 08-12-2008