Title: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Director: Jay Roach Year: 1999 Run time: 1hr 35m
“First he fought for the Crown, now he’s fighting for the family jewels! Mike Myers returns as the world’s grooviest superspy who must return to the Swingin' Sixties to recover his ‘‘mojo’’ and stop Dr. Evil from liquidating the world.”
1:18 - The Star Wars intro never meant anything to me before. Same pan down and everything. 6:55 - Demi Moore was a producer on this?? 8:57 - “You’re the Diet Coke of evil.” 11:42 - Baby Rebecca Romaijn. 14:54 - Mini Mr Bigglesworth. 18:28 - Hollowed out Bond style volcano lair. 22:29 - Always be suspicious of bagpipes. 23:58 - I think all time travel movies should break the fourth wall like that. 30:05 - Yay Mustafa! Best bit coming up. 38:25 - Pretty sure he’s crossing the streams or causing a paradox or something by visiting himself. 42:16 - “I can’t let my feelings for you interfere with my taking over the world.” 47:46 - I don’t know phases either. 54:50 - I do so love Scott. 57:40 - “What if god was one of us, blu, blu, blu, blu, blah blah blee blee ble.” 1:08:57 - I want a moon base!! 1:12:14 - “Would you miss it?” 1:17:29 - “No, not really. I can’t back that up.” I didn’t realise there were so many Star Wars references in this. 1:25:49 - Woody Harrelson??
I’m completely conflicted on this because I tend to think I like this better than the first, but Mr C totally disagrees and looking back to the Film Watch for the original, I think I disagree with myself as well! So who knows? I do love this though, perhaps because I have seen it more often than the first. Heather Graham is better than Liz, Scott has some great lines, and there’s moments of pure genius in there. Of course it has it’s downsides, any scene that contains Fat Bastard should be struck from the record completely, but I still love it.
Like I said in the notes above, it’s interesting how many Star Wars references there are that I never really noticed before - or perhaps did notice but they didn’t really hold any meaning for me. What with that and having indulged in each and every Bond film, these Austin Powers spoofs really come into their own.