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2000s, Comedy - Adult, Uncategorized

Austin Powers 3: Goldmember (2002)

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Dr Evil has kidnapped Austin’s father and smuggles him back to 1975, requiring the spy to travel back in pursuit in a time travelling car. Dr Evil and Mini-Me have also formed an alliance with the similarly evil Goldmember who has developed a tractor beam intended to cause a meteor to hit the earth and cause catastrophic flooding. Austin teams up with FBI agent Foxxy Cleaopatra, who is working under cover as a disco singer in Goldmember’s disco club, to foil the criminal’s plans.

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What did it not contain? As a sort of subplot a film is being made of Austin’s exploits featuring famous actors. In the “real” story there are a number of dance routines, for some reason, some of them quite effective. Back in 1975 there are a lot of risquely clad young women primarily Foxxy whose attire always exposes her midriff. Dr Evil has meetings with his henchmen and activates an enormous submarine in his image. There is a climax in his operations centre on it. So a lot of rude humour featuring bodily functions and wordplay to do with sex, just a bit of drinking.

A View The critics were almost evenly divided on whether this is the best or worst of the Austin Powers trilogy. Since James Bond is already a spoof, just a bit difficult to lampoon but it rolls along in its silliness and the film within the film contains many cameos by famous people. The jokes are often not very funny, but delivered with enthusiasm. It is a movie you might watch for nothing with a few beers.
Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 12
Source of story Loosely attached to the previous two outings.
Director Jay roach
Writers/Script Mike Myers, Michael McCullers
Starring Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Seth Green, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine, Nobu Matsuhisa (You can be surprised by the celebrity cameos or check them out on IMDb)
Additional Info I am a bit of a sucker for well presented performances, and Beyoncé, who was still a member of “Destiny’s Child” at the time, backed by Sybil Azur and Nicole Humphries, did well in a musical spot.

 

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