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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"Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem - Dr. Evil Mix)"
Written by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, Jay-Z (as Shawn Carter) and The 45 King (as Mark James)
Parody lyrics by Robin Ruzan and Cody Lutz
Performed by Mike Myers (as Dr. Evil) and Jay-Z
Courtesy of Rock-A-Fella Records, L.L.C. and The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Dr. Evil vocal produced by John Houlihan
Contains sample of "It's a Hard Knock Life"
Performed by the Original Cast of ANNIE
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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While this is still not as funny as the first one, it's still worth watching. It has a load of recycled jokes from both of the earlier films, and a little too many references to the first, in my opinion. It's not entirely bad though, after a slow start it kicks off and gets very funny, very quickly. Most of the old characters return, with a few new ones too. The plot is pretty much the same old deal from the first two, still spoofing old Bond movies. The acting is still pretty good. The characters are more colorful in this one, I think. More developed, perhaps. The sexual crude humor is still there, and is better here than in the second movie, I think. The first is still the best, but if you only see one of the sequels, I recommend you see this one. I thought the twist-in-the-end was pretty lame, but it didn't entirely ruin the movie, as it didn't seem totally out of character or totally unbelievable. I'd recommend this to anyone who liked either or both of the first two movies. The humor is mostly the same, and people who enjoyed the first two will most likely also enjoy this one. 7/10
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