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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - 31/7/2006 12:49:17 PM   
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- 31/7/2006 12:49:25 PM   
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Maybe even better than the original.

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RE: - 31/7/2006 5:58:56 PM   
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Its a quality film. Laughed a lot but since Goldmember I haven't had the guts to watch it because Goldmember may have put me right of. Still if you haven't seen that you will love this.

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RE: RE: - 1/8/2006 7:24:02 AM   
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Much funnier than the original.

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RE: RE: - 1/8/2006 8:57:42 AM   
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Definately better than the first one. Dr Evil is much funnier in this, especially with his extremely twisted relationship with Mini Me.

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RE: RE: - 1/8/2006 9:45:49 AM   
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Great sequel, extremly funny, and Dr. Evil rocks!

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RE: RE: - 1/8/2006 10:52:21 AM   
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I love the bit when he's on his chair and it goes crazy.

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RE: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - 2/8/2006 5:00:33 PM   
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Definitley a case of the sequel being far superior to the original. Myers really riffs with the characters and is totally watchable, the Japanese twins gag still has me laughing out loud now


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RE: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - 2/8/2006 5:14:17 PM   
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I've somehow managed to get my DVD collection all arse-about-face.... firstly owning Goldmember, then Spy Who Shagged Me and then the original Austin Powers.....

However, at the time of getting Goldmember, I had the other 2 on VHS.

Anyways - when I rewatched the original, I actually didn't find it even remotely funny.
Likewise Goldmember tries too hard to be funny and at the same time poignant.

Spy however hits ALL the right notes!!!
From the Jerry Springer show do Austin & Mini-Me's space station brawl, not forgetting the shadows in the tent (which really shouldn't be funny), it just romps along brilliantly.

As mentioned by another poster - it's a rare sequel that improves upon the original.

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RE: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - 2/8/2006 5:36:55 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Walkerboy

I've somehow managed to get my DVD collection all arse-about-face.... firstly owning Goldmember, then Spy Who Shagged Me and then the original Austin Powers.....



That's the order I got mine on DVD, though I'm pretty sure I saw them all in order first. 

'Spy' is definitely a good film, probably just as funny as the first (been a while since I watched any of the Ap films).  From the brilliantly done credit sequence again, throughout the rest of the film, it manages to be consistently funny.  I really love the bit in space and the references to the 80's bands that Dr Evil isn't aware of.  I don't really like the 'Just The Two of Us' bit though, never liked it. 

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No, No, No - 2/6/2008 10:18:28 AM   
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The worst in the series by far. What, did the filmmakers run out of ideas? The jokes are stupid, but not in a good way, the poerformances are an embarassment....I was expecting so much more

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No, No, No - 2/6/2008 10:19:00 AM   
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The worst in the series by far. What, did the filmmakers run out of ideas? The jokes are stupid, but not in a good way, the poerformances are an embarassment....I was expecting so much more

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Oh my Mojo, baby. - 11/9/2008 1:01:28 AM   
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The best movie of all three. Mike Myers is so funny and Heather Graham is so hot. Myers+Graham = great chimistry. AP rules! Not only the best from all three, it's also one of my favorite movies! Empire, I AGREE WITH U!

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Throw me a Frickin' bone Here - 15/9/2009 5:03:13 PM   
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Better than the first not as good as the third but still great . Plus Heather Graham is HOT!!!

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RE: Throw me a Frickin' bone Here - 21/4/2012 8:14:16 PM   
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Probably Myers greatest creation which managed to eclipse 'Wayne's World' in terms of money made and cultural influences, the first film did well but this second outing did even better.

So we know the score with 'Powers', we know what its all about and this film merely doubles on that and goes balls out for a greater Bond spoof than before. Everything in this is almost a cultural reference to something, there are many in-jokes and clever gags which some young viewers may not catch, despite the incredible amount of lunacy involved the film is actually very sharp and witty.

Personally I'm not really a fan of Myers so you may think its crazy to watch a film where he plays all the lead roles, well yes..your right, but I must admit to having a guilty pleasure in watching 'Dr Evil' crack the whip and spew some excellent verbal. For me its all about 'Dr Evil', without this one creation I wouldn't be interested and luckily you get plenty of him here.
Myers limit is exposed in my opinion here as he literately shows us all he can do...childish spoofery (as we all know with 'WW') and a Scottish accent...and that's pretty much it. We know this because he uses his only other skill (Scottish accent) for 'Shrek'...which is also a spoof. I think if it isn't a spoof or doesn't involve his favourite accent he's pretty much screwed.

Also gotta be honest with the fact this second film isn't tooooo different from the first film, the first was fresh but this does seem a tad repetitive, probably why we got 'Mini Me' so 'Dr Evil' had more to go with. Its still darn funny in places and with continuity kept up with all major characters returning with original cast and everything looks as you would expect but is obviously boosted up thanks to the success from the original.

The whole film has that kind of trashy cheap B-movie look which also in-turn does have that kind of expensive trashy cheap B-movie look hehe but it does work, kinda like 'The Naked Gun'. Overall its just more of the zany Bond spoofery with a hint of added grown up humour which does make it more appealing over the first, less childish slapstick and more sniggering silliness for childish adults

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