Austin Powers Trilogy

3 – Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; This film was the first sequel to Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is unsurprisingly fun. The jokes land very often, as they should for a comedy/parody movie. The story is somewhat interesting but that ceases to matter so much. The characters that return still have their groovy, charming qualities. The additions of Mini-Me and Fat Bastard are hilarious and keeps with all the fun. The acting ability is at a constant from Mike Myers, with him really being the only major star. Unfortunately, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me simply is not very memorable. When the trilogy is observed as a whole, it’s the one that you find to have been more forgettable. It isn’t a critically acclaimed film or anything, but the second installment in this trilogy brings back the chuckles in odd yet intriguing fashion. Cinemaster Score: 5.5/10

2 – Austin Powers in Goldmember; At a close second we have Austin Powers in Goldmember. It is above Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me because it has memorable characters and moments in it that separate it from its predecessors. It is below Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery because – while it is funny – it lacks the original’s charm and unique humor. Mike Myers again plays multiple characters here and puts in some of his best work, using different mannerisms to give life to each. All of these characters are hilarious thanks to Myers’ comedic timing and underrated acting skills. Austin Powers in Goldmember is a true gem, even for being the second in a trilogy. It doesn’t feel lazy or cheap and is a great time, even if it does fall short of the original. Cinemaster Score: 6/10

1 – Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery; Throughout cinema history, many films have come and gone. Within all these films are some select parodied attempts. The most iconic though? Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. This flick comes out swinging hard and connecting with your funny bone time after time. Mike Myers puts on a fittingly unique performance as both protagonist and antagonist.  The characters are cliché (as intended) and are paired with a script full of fun and laughs. The story is generic but the way it’s told is the way all parody films should be. Jay Roach (Director) put together something truly special for this film and the flick is unmatched in its genre. Powers himself is truly shagadelic in his nature. The film is a good time throughout. It stands out from its sequels in uniqueness as well as the amount of hilarity throughout. It’s difficult to deny that Austin Powers’ first film is critically the best and is good despite the parodied sense of it all. Cinemaster Score: 7/10


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