Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. It is the second installment in the Austin Powers series.
Two years after Austin banished Dr. Evil to space, he lost his mojo and is time traveling to 1969 and get it back.
Why It Rocks
- Dr. Evil's rocket that resembles something inappropriate gets plenty of scenes which cut to the innuendo.
- Heather Graham's performance as Felicity Shagwell is seen by many as Austin's best love interest.
- Tony Jay's narration in the beginning is epic.
- Mini-Me and Fat Bastard have become fan favorites since their first appearance in the film.
- The film had an effective teaser trailer that tricked people into thinking it's a trailer for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
- Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger", Dr. Evil's cover of "Just The Two of Us" and "American Woman" are the most well-known parts of the soundtrack.
- Great acting especially from Mike Myers as well as: Verne Troyer.
- Great humor.
- The scene where Austin plays Chess with a russian female, is very funny, like when he almost swallows a piece.
- Funny cameo by Jerry Springer.
- Hilarious quotes, like "GET IN MY BELLEH!"
- The jokes recycled from the first film can be a little overbearing.
- The title of the film caused some controversy in the United Kingdom.
- Felicity pulls thing out of a box, but the firefighters see they’re shadows looking like she’s pulling things out of Austin’s butt is a stupid scene.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 51%, based on 85 reviews, with the site's critical consensus reading, "Provides lots of laughs with Myers at the healm; as funny or funnier than the original.". On Metacritic the film has a score of 59 out of 100, based on 34 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".