Whoops... He Did it Again
- Austin Powers is Shakadelic!
The reviews from the critics are in:
"Holey, Moley! Goldmember was Groovy Baby!" - Austin Powers
"Oooo---hah-hah-hah, oooo- hah-hah-hah..." - The Evil Laughter of Dr. Evil
"Oooo---hah-hah-hah, oooo- hah-hah-hah..." - Number 2
Eeeee... Eeeeeeeeee... Grrrr..." - Mini me
"It was some damn funny I nearly pinched a load off in my
pants. Smell that - it's wafting! " - Fat Bastard
"This movie sucks! I hate it! I hate you!" - Scott Evil
Goldmember was plagued by juvenile bathroom humor, gratuitous sexual references, over-the-top acting by all of the cast members, and was guilty of carrying a lame joke too
far.... and I loved every fricken minute of it.
Goldmember is the third in Mike Myers series of Austin Powers movies. While some critics may claim that Myers is milking everything out of the Austin Powers genre, Myers is milking it all the way to the bank. You might think
the crowd would grow tired of the same lame jokes by the third movie, but every now and then you need to be entertained by some mindless brain candy.
And Goldmember is it.
The movie starts with a bevy of cameo appearances by some major Hollywood stars. By my count, there
are a total of 4 Oscar winners (not including Mike Myer's work as Shrek) in the movie (list at the end of the article).
It quickly moves into the plot where Austin goes into the past to find his
father (played by Michael Caine) who was kidnapped by Goldmember. In 1975, Powers picks up the the sexy
Afro Stylin' Foxxy Cleopatra (Beyonce Knowles from Destiny's Child) and brings her back to the present to battle the forces of Evil. I won't go into any more of the plot, because
basically there was none.
Plus, as a bonus for Hawaii viewers,
local girl Carrie Ann
Inaba from Punahou plays Fook Mi, one half of a shaggadelic twin duo who
comes very close to fulfilling one of Austin's randy desires. Clap
really hard when she comes on... Support the locals!
If you are looking for great acting, go see "The Road to Perdition." (What
the hell is a Perdition?) If you want some intelligent humor... damn, nothing quite comes to mind. If you want a movie with mucho cameos, hilarious visual gags, some juvenile humor, and
a 'whole lotta women', go see "Goldmember."
The Bottom Line
Look folks, I'm not going to make this movie to be more than it was. It doesn't rank up there with the best movies ever, but it did make me laugh out loud - a lot.
I haven't cried at a movie since the Fox and the Hound when I was a kid,
but by the middle of AP3 I was laughing so hard tears were coming down my
face. If you're tired of the daily grind and need to give your mind a break from thinking, then this is the movie for you.
Hawaii411 gives this movie
4 out of 5 Fat Bastards (the rough equivalent of 8 out of 10 Foxxy
Cleopatras) Go see it with someone who will appreciate it and you'll
all have a great time.
By the way, the Oscar Winners are: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, Michael
Caine, and Steven Spielberg.
Rating Box -
Powers 3 - Goldmember
4.0 Fat Bastards out of 5
"Corn???? I haven't had corn
for weeks! How'd that get in there?"
- visit the official homepage at http://www.austinpowers.com/
- view the Trailer