Austin Powers (Mike Myers) returns to face his nemesis Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) again. After finding himself single once again, Austin returns to life as a swinger. Meanwhile Dr. Evil returns to earth in is Big Boy space ship and starts plotting how to destroy Austin. When he returns he finds a time machine already built for him and a clone of himself ready to help him... except he's 1/8th his size.
Now Dr. Evil and his new clone, Mini-Me travel back in time to the 60s to steal Austin's "mojo" and render him helpless to stop Dr. Evil from taking over the earth. It's up to Austin to go back to the 60s to stop Dr. Evil, get back his "mojo" and become a man again.
This was one of those movies that part of you wants to see, but another part knows you shouldn't. So, since I went with a friend who wanted to see it (for their birthday), I decided to go along so I can see for myself what the movie would be like and to warn ya'll about it. And... it was better than I thought it would be... and worse than I thought it would be...
Like I heard one reviewer on TV say, the first half-hour or so was really funny with minor innuendo and vulgarity, till both picked up to greater degrees as the film progressed, thus ruining a great deal of the movie for me. From constant references to "shagging" and sex to Dr. Evil's space shipped being shaped like the male reproductive organ, this film is loaded with innuendo. In 2 scenes showing people spotting Dr. Evil's space ship in the sky, a long slew of rather painful "nicknames" for the male reproductive organs fly as people describe what it looks like. 2 scenes that truly could have been left out of the movie.
One plus would be the character Mini-Me, Dr. Evil's mini-clone. Although he bites and gives the middle finger to people 3 times during the film, his relationship with Dr. Evil always conjures up a ton of laughs. And Austin Powers is as funny as ever, especially when he's not being crude.
The language in the film is pretty bad. The worst is seen in the beginning when Scott Evil and Dr. Evil appear of the Jerry Springer show and they all get into a fight and you see people cursing, but the words are bleeped out. You clearly can read the "f" word on people's lips, including Dr. Evil. Also, one of the bad secret agents name is Fat B*stard. The "s" word is used several times, and as I mentioned earlier, a slew of male slang words are used to the point where you want to fast forward the movie (which unfortunately isn't possible in a theater).
The violence is high- lots of slap stick. And in one scene Robin Swallows is shot and stabbed and blown up repeatedly without blood and she still lives. Another guy is thrown into a lava pit and several other instances...
The movie was very very crude (Fat B's stool sample/coffee scene, Dr. Evil's space ship, as well as many others) and at times very very funny (The "zip it" skit, the Crybaby skit and the "Just the 2 of us" song spoof) But overall, the movie was entertaining, and by NO means a family of kids movie. Also not exactly a movie for Christians to see, some may be able to look past the crude humor and innuendo and laugh at the clean stuff (however rare it does show up), although I wouldn't recommend it. So due to all the above-mentioned stuff and the below-mentioned stuff and how it put a damper on the overall film, I have to give it 2 stars. If you have any questions about the movie... if you still want to see it, don't hesitate to contact me. - John DiBiase (reviewed: 6/14/99)
Disclaimer: All reviews are based solely on the opinions of the reviewer. Most reviews are rated on how the reviewer enjoyed the film overall, not exclusively on content. However, if the content really affects the reviewer's opinion and experience of the film, it will definitely affect the reviewer's overall rating.
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