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Saw it this morning. Typical Powers movie (long on sight gags, silly puns, pop culture references, song/dance numbers, etc.).

Overall, pretty entertaining. I laughed TOTALLY out loud on about 3 or 4 scenes (something I NEVER do). The spouting water fountain scene was one, sorry to say.



LOTS of cameos (huge stars, too).

The opening scene was pretty clever (and where most of the cameos appear).

Definitely worth a matinee, and perhaps even a nighttime showing with your significant other.

Again, better than most of the other crap thrown at us this summer. I'd see it again (at full price), before I'd walk across the street to see "Attack of the Clones" for free.



CAMEO/SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW...YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!!!!!!!!

For those interested/curious (and/or who don't intend on seeing the film but want to know how/why the cameos get in):

The movie starts out with cool titles, a la "Mission Impossible", and a revved-up, guitar-heavy theme. There's a helicopter chasing a girl on a motorcycle through winding desert canyon roads. A skydiver cuts through the sky, eventually opening a British flag parachute.

Basically, the "super spy" saves the girl from the helicopter bad guys.

Camera starts at feet and works its way up a blue velvet suit (of course you're going "Austin Powers...").

Nope...Tom Cruise in full wig, glasses and looking at the camera and saying "Yeah, baby!".

HUGE laugh from the crowd. Below him, the credits (in cool, slanted modern "Mission: Impossible" type: "Tom Cruise as Austin Powers".

The girl gets off her cycle, removes helmet. It's Gwyneth Paltrow, all Felicity Shagwell-ed up. Same credits ("Gwenyth Paltrow as Dixie Normous"...figure it out...haha).

Then you hear Dr. Evil laugh and they turn around. Up on a small ridge is Dr. Evil. Played by Kevin Spacey in full makeup (bald, pale skin, scar, silly outfit, etc.) and doing a pretty dead-on Dr. Evil impersonation. Camera pans to right and it's Mini-me. Only it's Danny Devito and he shoots a bird to the camera.

Audience is laughing hysterically at this point. HUGE stars acting silly...something you don't see much.

Anyway, you hear "cut" and the sets fall away and the camera pulls back and you find out that it's a movie set and they're filming an Austin Powers movie.

The director? Steven Spielberg, of course, in another heavyweight cameo. The real Austin (Myers) is on set and he and Spielberg have a disagreement about the storyline. Funny moment.

Anyway, Austin proceeds to tell Spielberg that his film is lacking "mojo", which sets up a big song & dance production number. It's during this that Britney Spears and Quincy Jones are featured.

Later in the movie, Nathan Lane makes a brief cameo. Kinda silly.

The very final cameo is when the real movie segues into the fictional, "movie within a movie" and the Goldmember character (played by Myers up till now) turns around and faces the camera and is played by yet another heavyweight Hollywood star with ties to Scientology. Figure it out: he's been known to dance in a white suit, ride a mechanical bull and serenade Olivia Newton-John.

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post #3 of 29
Just saw it. Very funny movie. Enough tie-ins to the first two, but unique enough to hold its own.
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post #4 of 29
i just got back from it. i loved it. you missed kate couric tho (from the today show). she was only on camera for like a second, in the jail scene (as a prison guard). i don't think she even said anything. but she was definitely there. (unless i'm mistaken that is)
post #5 of 29
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You're totally right! I forgot about that one (Couric). And I should've remembered because I just saw some interview she did with Myers the other night and they did a little "behind the scenes" about her day on the set (her make-up, the different takes it took, etc.).

Doh! Just call me Mr. Scatterbrain.



They did "butch up" the sexy Ms. Couric quite a bit (unibrow, facial hair, tats, flattering prison guard clothes, etc.).

Funny to see the transformation.

Her one line was "time's up!" or something like that.

Also, forgot to mention this before: quite a prominent G4 PowerBook scene as well. Austin is checking his e-mail at one point in the movie. He's on a couch and the laptop is in a small coffee table in front. The camera is low (table level) and looking dead-on at the back of the PowerBook for a pretty nice lingering shot. HUGE, unmistakable white Apple logo framed perfectly in the center of the shot.



When they show the screen when he gets his e-mail (he's using AOL, believe it or not), it is, however, OS 9.

Jeez-louise...it just dawned on me what a totally spasmodic flaming geek on wheels I've degenerated into...



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post #6 of 29
I just got back from seeing it. It was amazing, sooooo funny.
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I've got a short film of me punting a small dog, if you really feel like laughing.
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yup saw it the other day...wicked!

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post #10 of 29
Just saw it today, hilarious... especially the part when austin powers and mini me were behind the curtain, oh boy!

They also had a bunch of powermacs with lcds around too...
post #11 of 29
Saw it last night and laughed my ass off..very good movie, though I found the GoldMember character to be the least funny one.
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post #12 of 29
It was an Austin Powers: part hilarious and part really really lame.

Danny DeVito killed me. Genius.
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post #13 of 29
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Have you guys seen Myers on Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio"? That's the best episode EVER! He's hilarious.

'rat's right...you get the sense that half of any Austin Powers movie is throwaway stuff, or just too silly.

I'd LOVE to see an Austin Powers movie with all A-level lines/gags and no silly, obvious filler.



Myers is smart, and some parts of these movies are really, really dumb.

There will have to be a fourth one, I'm sure. Although, Dr. Evil is not so much so now, so...

Maybe three is a good number to stop at.

Someone should've told George Lucas.

post #14 of 29
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Silly sells. "Goldmember" raked in $71.5 million dollars this weekend.

:eek:

I guess my $8.75 is in there somewhere...
post #15 of 29
I just got back form seeing it an hour ago
funny stuff.
I want to cut it up into little bitty bits and make guaca-MOLE!-e

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post #16 of 29
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>You're totally right! I forgot about that one (Couric). And I should've remembered because I just saw some interview she did with Myers the other night and they did a little "behind the scenes" about her day on the set (her make-up, the different takes it took, etc.).

Doh! Just call me Mr. Scatterbrain.



They did "butch up" the sexy Ms. Couric quite a bit (unibrow, facial hair, tats, flattering prison guard clothes, etc.).

Funny to see the transformation.

Her one line was "time's up!" or something like that.

Also, forgot to mention this before: quite a prominent G4 PowerBook scene as well. Austin is checking his e-mail at one point in the movie. He's on a couch and the laptop is in a small coffee table in front. The camera is low (table level) and looking dead-on at the back of the PowerBook for a pretty nice lingering shot. HUGE, unmistakable white Apple logo framed perfectly in the center of the shot.



When they show the screen when he gets his e-mail (he's using AOL, believe it or not), it is, however, OS 9.

Jeez-louise...it just dawned on me what a totally spasmodic flaming geek on wheels I've degenerated into...



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By the way you failed to mention the use of the Apple Pro keyboard that was used on the time machine...remember that little detail? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #17 of 29
I noticed that, RobertP.

The more I think about this movie, the more I realize there was just no plot. I've seen (err.. heard of) porn movies with more cohesive and developed plot lines.
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post #18 of 29
I just read the typical "children are our future" editorial in Time about this film...that magazine has become the biggest pile of dog crap journalism. I swear, doesn't even resemble the quality of writing it used to contain. Guess that's the price we pay for "evolved" news magazines. Retahds.

Anyway, while I'm not big on excrement humor I enjoyed the last Austin Powers flick I saw (the one with mini-me) sufficiently enough that I'll probably see the new one once it's on cable.

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A warning to fellow movie-goers: DO NOT spend money on MIB II. It is the BIGGEST piece of sh*t movie I have seen in YEARS. HORRIBLE. Luckily, I didn't pay, I just walked in after seeing another movie in the same complex. Afterwards I STILL felt cheated - it was that bad.

And I thought the first one was OK. Barely got a chuckle out of this one - it was like "OK, let's see how quickly we can turn every humorous aspect of the first movie into a stupid cliche". They did it in record time. The movie isn't even 90 minutes long.

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Not to get off on a Dennis Miller rant, but at what point exactly did the majority of movies cease being even two hours long (or within 10 minutes either way)? Bad enough we have to shell out $8-10 to see a movie, and another $8-$10 for a couple drinks and a snack - now we don't even get the obligatory 2 hour running time. Fvcking scam if you ask me. Hollywood sucks. Direc TV here I come.
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post #19 of 29
So can Beyonce act? I'm skeptical.
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post #20 of 29
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She doesn't need to quit her day job right away, but she did okay. This wasn't quite a Meryl Streep-level role to begin with, so she didn't have TOO much to worry about.



She'd acted before, in an updated Cinderella story that was on VH-1 (I think that was the network) last year.

She's pretty. But I still dig on Kelly much more.

post #21 of 29
She was 100x better than Heather Graham.

*stabs Heather Graham voodoo doll in face repeatedly*
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I think Beyonce is overrated in terms of looks. I agree, Kelly is nice!
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Yeah, I never thought Beyonce was THAT hot. She gets all the attention, but she doesn't do it for me. I've never been nuts about the "black lady with blonde hair" look to begin with, so maybe that's why?



I dig short hair on women anyway...the darker the better. Kelly fits that. Even with that red stuff she has going, well that's okay too! Sexy!

Kelly's a better singer too, IMO.

As far as Heather Graham goes, yeah, I don't get her either. Right place, right time I guess.
post #24 of 29
The ending was dissapointing and confusing. What happened to Gold Member

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post #25 of 29
i think everyone who saw the goldmember character in previews hated him and this character got edited down quite a bit. i thought he was quite funny but i noticed i was the only one laughing in a sold out theatre. when he ate his scabs, oh man! just watch the audiences faces. he made the movie a little edgier.....
katie couric as a bull-dyke prison matron was a great touch because so many missed it.
it's tough to do a series like this because you don't want to leave a character out, yet you don't want to be repetitive.....
but i did miss the guy who won't die gag, with the snl dude
post #26 of 29
I was surprised, my dad saw Goldmemeber tonight and he hated it.
post #27 of 29
The end was idiotic.


*SPOILERS* *BIG FREAKIN' SPOILER DON'T BITCH AT ME IF YOU READ INBETWEEN THESE CAPS AND RUIN THE MOVIE FOR YOURSELF. LEARN SOME WILLPOWER!*
What the hell is up with making Dr. Evil and Austin brothers? Beyond lame. Are we supposed to buy Scott as the new villain?
*END OF HUGE SPOILER*
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post #28 of 29
The original movie was better. This one just didn't have any effect on me other than a few of the gags. I haven't seen the second movie yet...
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post #29 of 29
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Eugene:
[QB]The original movie was better.[QB][QUOTE]

Well that's usually the case. I can only think of about 2-3 sequels that were as good as (or maybe even a tad better and more enjoyable) than the original:

"The Empire Strikes Back", "Toy Story 2" and "The Godfather Part 2".
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