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Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Dry and tired, though the shagging's not...
It may be safe to say that any of the Mike Myers' Austin Powers films are sure to make you laugh, as all of them have for me. Maybe that is why we all rushed out to see the third installment, Austin Powers in Goldmember, out of commitment and curiosity. However, a part of me says you can still watch the first two and get the same banter you will from the third one. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty original material in Goldmember, some really funny jokes and the ever popular Dr.Evil - MiniMe Duet, but the series grows tired, and even dry. I already knew Austin Powers can dance to make girls heads explode, I knew Dr. Evil likes to ask for obnoxious sums of money, and I knew Fat Bastard is slightly uncouth. These things are repeated, not subliminally, but instead there to smack you in the face. Ok fine, touch base with the preceding films. Now on to good stuff, the new stuff. There were some scenes alone that definitely made this film worth seeing, and worth laughing. One being the urine sample scene, conspicuously as silhouettes on a curtain, and the subtitles scene. New additions such as the gaseous Evil Submarine and the energetic Beyonce Knowles refresh the film, reminding the audience of Myers' creativeness. If you're a Powers fan, you've already seen the movie, if you're teetering on the edge, make sure you haven't seen the first two movies in a while.
The Perfect Storm (2000)
An Entertaining Flick
After receiving the Perfect Storm DVD as a gift months ago, I decided to sit down and watch it. From what I heard of the movie, I thought I'd be sitting down to an overdone theme of weather as the bad guy played out with millions of dollars of visual effects and bad acting. But with Petersen at the helm, it's clearly worth watching.
The Perfect Storm is a film that reminds us that movies are for entertainment. A simple story of American fisherman is brought to life with very good special effects, and that's all the movie is supposed to be. This isn't the type of movie that requires 10 viewings to grasp the depth and symbolism, just an appreciation for simple cinema. But there's nothing simple about the special effects that bring this storm alive. Only if the movie could dump gallons of water into the theater during the storm scenes could the movie seem more real. To know that the movie was filmed on a sound stage INDOORS is even more amazing. (The DVD extras show all this)
I wasn't a big fan of the acting from the leads or the introduction in the beginning, but the movie as a whole is definitely entertaining. But Petersen's determination to make this movie seem as real as possible is a success, even though his creation (the storm) dominates as the lead role.