Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. It is the third installment in the Austin Powers series.
Dr. Evil sent his ally Goldmember to kidnap Austin Powers' father and sent him to 1975. It's up to Austin to rescue his father.
Why It Rocks
- The number of celebrity cameos in the opening and ending of the film including Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Britney Spears, the Osbournes and John Travolta.
- Mini-Me and Fat Bastard return from the second movie.
- Scott Evil turning bald and being evil is seen by many as a great twist in the Austin Powers franchise.
- "Ladies and gentlemen, mister Burt Bacharach!"
- Beyonce's impressive co-starring debut as Foxxy Cleopatra.
- Plenty of memorable quotes including "Run, it's Godzilla!" and "Would you like a smoke and a pancake?"
- Ozzy Osbourne notices a familiar joke from the second movie and scolds the filmmakers for being "boobs".
- Seen by many as the last great Mike Myers comedy outside of the Shrek franchise.
- Dr. Evil's "Hard Knock Life" cover, Britney Spears' "Boys" and Beyonce's "Work It Out" are the highlights of the soundtrack.
- Britney Spears being a fembot can be seen as this for those who don't like her music. The cherry on top is where Austin says "Oops! I did it again, baby!"
- The deleted scenes are as just as memorable as the complete film including where Dr. Evil made an anagram of “frickin’ idiot” called “I fit iron dick” and where the Fook twins reveal their first names.
- At the end, Fat Bastard finally lost a lot of weight, which impressed Austin.
- The famous line "How about no?".
- The jokes recycled from the first two films can be a little overbearing.
- Goldmember can be seen as more disgusting than Fat Bastard.
- Austin and Foxxy lack chemistry.
- Very few scenes take place in 1975. Most of the film is set in 2002.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a rating of 54%, based on 184 reviews, with the site's critical consensus reading, "While the narrative structure is messy and doesn't make much sense, the third installment of the Austin Powers franchise contains enough inspired bits to entertain.". On Metacritic, the film has a score of 62 out of 100, based on 34 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
- It spawned an "How about no?" meme.