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Austin Powers in Goldmember
Teaming up with the mysterious yet peculiar Goldmember, Dr. Evil hatches a time-traveling scheme to take over the world--one that involves the kidnapping of Nigel Powers, Austin's beloved father and...  View more >

Starring Mike Myers, Michael Caine, Beyonce Knowles...  View more >

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Jul 26, 2002
The third and possibly installment of the Austin Powers series pits England's favorite international man of mystery against his old foe Dr. Evil and his brand new partner Goldmember. The original Austin Powers grossed only 53 million but considering the very low budget, New Line opted for a sequel. The sequel, released in 1999, grossed 205 million by the end of its run. With that success, New Line payed Mike Myers 25 million to come up with another sequel. Will the third installment continue the tradition of being better then the last or will it follow the path of most sequels this year and be a piece of trash?

The story goes that Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, has finally captured his archenemy, Dr. Evil. But while Dr. Evil is in jail, Nigel Powers, the dad of Austin, is kidnapped by Goldmember. As you might have guesses, he loves gold. Even his privates are made of gold and he's Dutch (No Dutch Jokes...Yet!). When Dr. Evil escapes and plans the destruction of the world, Austin must team up with old flame Foxxy Cleopatra and save the world and his father. The story for Austin Powers in Goldmember is good but much slower then Austin Powers 2. The film has tons of great moments of the film but in between those moments the story slows greatly and for an extended period of time. It also gets a little confusing in the end with the involvement of Austin's family (I won't spoil the movie for you!) but it seems to work out.

Mike Myers plays four characters in the new installment of the series. He plays Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat Ba*^&%d, and the title character, Goldmember. Myers seems to pay off with each of these characters except Goldmember. Goldmember seems to be a pointless character and just plain disguisting especially when he eats his own peeling skin. The character doesn't sound very Dutch and the Dutch jokes seem to be non-stop and annoying after some time. I'm not Dutch or anything but it may offend those that are.

Beyonce Knowles is one of the worst parts in Austin Powers in Goldmember. She is very pretty but the fact is that she is very out of place within the film. Its not all her fault, her character isn't given many funny lines. Seth Green is even funnier as Dr. Evil's son especially when he decides to take over the family business. The baldness is scary but in a funny sort of way. Verne Troyer continues to make me laugh as Mini-Me. All the cameos in the film pay off greatly and are in perfect tune.

Overall, Austin Powers in Goldmember is better then the original but still not as funny as the sequel. There were many things to pick at. First the running time seems too short at only an hour and thirty-four minutes in length. Second, Beyonce Knowles is not great nor bad in this film but definitely feels out of place. Her '70's one liners begin to get tiredsome near the end of the film. Third, the film slows down for extended periods of time before picking up again. This becomes annoying at keeping the audience interested. And fourth, not all cameos are perfect in the film. The Britney Spears cameo seemed very pointless. Though I suspected as much that she would end up being a Fembot, it just seemed like a cheap way for her to get into the film and be part of the soundtack for the film.

Though there are bad points, there are plenty of good ones as well. The other cameos are hilarious coming from Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Kevin Spacey, and Danny Devito especially in the opening ten minutes which are probably the best part in the entire film. Though the film isn't perfect, the entire experience is totally unforgettable. This film may not appeal to everyone since there are a huge amount of potty humor but most people will find something to giggle at. Not the best comedy of the year but still a great one.

My Rating: **** out of 5
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Jul 29, 2002
Yeah baby, Yeah! Another truly delightful entry in the Austin Powers series.

The cameos by major stars were fun, and the movie got to do something to Britney Spears that I have been wanting to see done for years. (and it aint shaggin' her, either baby!). Goldmember (the character),as Dr. Evil put it, was "just gross", but the rest of the regulars were funny. Newcomer Beyonce Knowles was good as Foxy, (far less irritating here than her singing group Destiny's Child...)

There were alot of funny moments and predictable laughs in this movie. I thought there was alot more poking fun at Hollywood than in previous AP movies. (Not that that is anything wrong with that...) I suggest going to see this one as it is probably the best sequel of the season so far.
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Jul 30, 2002
Absolutely hilarious. I don't want to give anything away, but this is probably the best of the series so far. Running series gags are updated and funnier than ever, and new jokes are just awesome. See it.
Jul 31, 2002
Austin Powers returs in "Goldmember" and the film is funnier than the second movie. The second film is more of a rush job to compete against "Star Wars- Episode One:The Phantom Meance."

The first Austin Powers film is such a classic that it played recently on Turner Classic Movies, and that's a rare honor. The third one is just as funny as the first and the many cameo apperarances didn't wear the film down like "Muppets in Space" which came out in 1999, the same year as the second Austin Powers movie.

Dr. Evil is back and mimi me, as they planned to destroy the world using an astroid to melt the water, drowning the world. But Austin has allies like Beyonce Knowles as "Foxy Ceopatra" and Michael Caine as his father. Lots of fun, lots of surprise. The Austin Powers franchaise is back on the right track.
Aug 1, 2002
I thought this one was funny and worth the money and time spent. But I don't think it was excellent.

A particular let down for me was 'Fat Bastard'. I didn't think his screen time was funny at all. What the movie does is saturate you full-on with comedy bits from beginning till end, in hope that it will have more hits than misses. The balance tips to the funny side, but there are also some pretty lame misses as well.

A solid good is my opinion.
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Aug 2, 2002
This Movie was a wonderful instalment to the Austin Powers Saga, it is a must see, if u loved "The spy who shaged me" You will also love this, fat basterd, doctor evil, and Austin return with a new ID for Mike Myers, i give this movie Two Thums up it is a must see, now GO SEE IT!!!

Aug 3, 2002
The weakest of the 3 Austin films. Some good moments, some tired scenes, some flat performances. Just okay. But good enough to see in a theater.
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Aug 27, 2002
funniest movie i have ever seen
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Aug 28, 2002
It was good. Just good.

Had some very funny points and some big misses as well. Very similar to Mel Brooks and the Airplane/Naked Gun franchise - they throw 100 jokes at you and hope you laugh at 50.

The cameos were great.

But it reminds me of a Star Trek (the next generation) Movie. So many people that need screen time (austin, dr evil, scottie, minime, no.1, foxy, nigel, goldmember, fat bastard, etc) that you are forced to get them all in there and it makes them all weaker. Really the movie didnt need "goldmember", just another penis joke that had to be worked into the movie.

It was worth watching, didn't need to see it at the theature. Just like the other two movies, it wasn't worth watching again. (The measure of a good movie - would you want to see it again, or if it was on TV would you watch it).

Overall 2.5 out of 5 stars. But you got to remember, "Everybody likes thier own brand!"

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