Austin Powers in Goldmember is
hilariously funny, yet overwhelmingly boring. You are presented with a choice,
questioned during the first five minutes of the movie. Will you look at it as
entertaining, or will you look at it theatrically and blissfully down its
comedic efforts? Reviewing this is a chore. One side of my brain tells me that
this is a horrible film that must not be remembered, and the other half says
that it is a fun and entertaining experience that is well worth the time and
money. In this case, I have chosen to go with the entertaining side of the
map. Unlike, Men in Black II, I got enough laughs out of this movie
to be able to recommend it. Austin Powers in Goldmember is the pill
that will cure the virus most commonly known as starvation of laughs.
Myers latest adventure he faces Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard, and his latest enemy,
Goldmember (all of which are played by himself). In the film Austin Powers has
to save his father, and the world for that matter, when Goldmember and Dr.
Evil team up to flood the earth, leading everyone to death; except for them of
course, safely nestled in there air-tight, ocean float estate. If I give
anything more away about the plot, many laughs will be lost; so thankfully I
am not. If chuckles are what youíre looking for, Austin Powers in
Goldmember has them; in which case I would definitely recommend it.
two flaws in this movie; its stupidity and boring moments. When Mike Myers
wasnít lighting up the scene with delectable comedy, the show was stupid,
vein, shallow, and boring. Even though laughs took up most the duration of
this film, I must take off a full bucket because of the blank and bland
moments in the movie.
is ridiculously funny when it creates parodies of other movies. At the
beginning, the film plays fun at Mission Impossible and some of the earlier
James Bond movies; hence the title Goldmember (not Goldfinger). My favorite
spoof took place about a quarter of the way through the film, when Dr. Evil is
in jail playing
Hannibal and Austin Powers is questioning
him like Clarice. The scenes dialogues pace and tone were exactly that of the
version in The Silence of the Lambs, yet the script change made it incredibly
hilarious instead of horribly terrifying. Another favorite scene of mine
occurred when Dr. Evil and Mini-Me made a music video put to the beat of the
Jay-Z version of Hard Knock Life.
Powers in Goldmember isnít a great movie, but a very, very entertaining
and comedic experience that no one can help but laugh at. The references to
older movies, especially the James Bond series really got me laughing. The
parody was done in such a serious, yet stupid and immortal way that I couldnít
resist the urge to crack a smile. This film is definitely worth taking a look
at if you want to kick-back and relax to superior comedy. I recommend
Austin Powers in Goldmember if you want
a brilliantly hilarious time.
-Danny, Bucket Reviews
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