Myers's true triumph, though, is his turn as the neurotic Dr. Evil, who tends to spout the right cultural reference at exactly the wrong time (referring to his moon base as a "Death Star" with Moon Units Alpha and Zappa--in 1969). Myers teams Dr. Evil with a diminutive clone, Mini-Me (Verne J. Troyer), who soon replaces slacker son Scott Evil (Seth Green) as the apple of the doctor's eye; Myers and Troyer work magic in what could plausibly be one of the year's most affecting (and hysterically funny) love stories. Despite a stellar supporting cast--including a sly Rob Lowe as Robert Wagner's younger self and Mindy Sterling as the forbidding Frau Farbissina--it's basically Myers's show, and he pulls a hat trick by playing a third character, the obese and disgusting Scottish assassin Fat Bastard. Many viewers will reel in disgust at Mr. Bastard's repulsive antics and the scatological bent Myers indulges in, including one showstopper involving coffee and--shudder--a stool sample. Still, Myers's good humor and dead-on cultural references win the day; Austin is one spy who proves he can still shag like a minx. --Mark Englehart
Dr. Evil has returned from space and has used a time machine to travel back to the sixties. Once there, he meets up with his henchmen from the past, and begins work on a fortress on the moon - where he will put a giant laser he can use to hold the world hostage. Of course, Austin Powers isn't going to stand for this (once again, Mike Myers plays both hero and villain. Myers also plays Dr. Evil's newest henchman, Fat B*stard.) Austin travels back to the sixties to pursue Dr. Evil, and once there, meets an American secret agent who he falls for. The two join forces and set out to stop Dr. Evil's plan from being successful.
This film wasn't as good as the first one, but it was still excellent nonetheless. I was a bit disappointed to see time travel introduced into the series, as it is often the plot device that can ruin a perfectly good series. Although it doesn't ruin the series, it creates a ton of plot holes here (of course, since this is a comedy film, it's not THAT important.) Although the film is just as funny as the first one was, this one seems less polished. It's obvious that the film makers just made up most of these ideas as they went along, and that they probably had no plans for a sequel initially (the Vanessa scene in the beginning demonstrates this well.) Despite some serious plot problems, this ends up being a good film.
Are americans having so much trouble with their sexuality that they find films like this one and American Pie amusing? Come on, there _are_ more things in life than trying to get every female you see in bed.
The only reason to give it one star is because I can't select no stars.
I didn't see the first movie, so I really wasn't sure what to expect from this one. However, I quickly found out that previous knowledge of what happens in the first movie isn't needed to enjoy the second one.
Basic plot: Austin Powers is trying to save the world and meets some chick along the way that helps him.
The movie opens with Austin and Vanessa on their honeymoon. Their marital bliss soon shattered when Austin realizes Vanessa is a fem-bot sent by Dr. Evil to kill him.
Since the robot didn't work, Dr. Evil steals Austin's mojo!
The rest of the movie is Austin and Felicity (Heather Graham) trying to get Austin's mojo back and stop Dr. Evil from going through with the Alan Parsons Project, which will slam an asteriod into the Earth while Dr. Evil and his crew are safe in outer space.
There is a lot of sexual humor that isn't appropriate for younger audiences. It is definitely a PG-13 film.
Everything, from "one million dollars" to a variation of "Shhh!" are re-inacted in this film. Yes, they're "Dr. Evil"-isms--but I personnaly felt that it just wasn't original enough.
I didn't find Austin Powers himself as funny this time, either, as he's adapted to the '90s and doesn't seem as hopelessly lost as he was in the first film.
The best scenes of the movie are, once again, the Dr. Evil segments, particularly the triangular interaction between Dr. Evil, Scott, and Mini-Me.
In short, I like the first movie best of all, and I like "Goldmember" better than this one, too, because I feel that it offers more originality.
By the way, there is a secret "Dr. Evil" menu on this DVD that is not immediately accessable. It took me a while to find it; just go to the "Special Features" menu and watch Austin dance for a while, and after about half a minute or so, the Dr. Evil rocket will come up and bring up the new menu. This includes the Dr. Evil/Mini-Me music videos, the "Canned Ham" special shown on Comedy Central prior to the film's theatrical release, and commentary by Dr. Evil on various '60s spy films.