Nick Beam's life couldn't get any worse. He discovers he has been living a lie and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So when T. Paul, a carjacker, attempts to rob him, it is the last ... See full summary »
John C. McGinley
He's found his mojo, baby, and now Austin Powers is back again in this shagadelic comedy-adventure! The "sshhh!" hits the fan when Dr. Evil and Mini-Me escape from prison. Joining forces with the superfreaky Goldmember, they kidnap Austin's father, master spy Nigel Powers, in a dastardly time-travel scheme to take over the world. Before you can say "Shake Your Booty," Austin cruises to 1975 and teams up with sexy Foxxy Cleopatra to stop Dr. Evil and Goldmember from their mischievous mayhem. Written by
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Toward the end of the closing credits: "The baby carrier depicted in this film was specially adapted for use herein. Always use baby carriers in accordance with manufacturer's instructions." See more »
The star-studded credits, combined with a memory of the first Austin Powers film, which was at least watchable and amusing, hold a promise which is utterly unfulfilled. I only give one star to a film which is not only a disaster artistically, but which is not even so bad it's good. Goldmember certainly qualifies. The humor is of three kinds: toilet jokes which aren't funny, sexual jokes which aren't funny, and other gross jokes which aren't funny. I can't for the life of me see how anyone could feel this sort of thing is worth watching. There's nothing wrong with a comedy using obscenity -- after all, there's a long tradition of grossly obscene comic humor going back to Aristophanes -- but most people over the age of eight don't find toilet humor in itself cause for hysterical giggles. For obscenity, lewdness, or grossness to be comic, you have to do something with it. This film doesn't.
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