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Austin Powers in Goldmenber (2002)

 
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Bud Brewster
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2024 10:13 pm    Post subject: Austin Powers in Goldmenber (2002) Reply with quote



The first two Austin Powers movie seem lame and witless to me. I wasn't expecting much from the third one.

Imagine my surprise when they it was distinctively better — especially the opening scenes.

Behold . . .


______ Austin Powers: Goldmember opening scene


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Gentlemen, this is brilliant, exciting, and funny. Whatever you may think of the motive after this, you should appreciated the skill it took to make this clever opening.

However, the fun does end her. The spritely sequences that followed are also clever. Fans of lesser efforts to spoof the spy craze should appreciate the sequence shown below.

Gwyneth Paltrow's breif scene was obviously shot at the peak of her youthful beauty. And the inclusion cameos by Tom Cruse, Keven Spacey, and Danny Devito were brilliant show-stoppers before the show had barely begun.

The opening credits continue with more levity which set a standard the movie stuggled to maintain. It wasn't always successful, but it never got a dull as most of the two previous films.


_______ Austin Powers: Goldmember opening scene


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Even the music is remarkable — from the John Woo Bond-like opening action sequence all the way through the "groovy" dance numbers which presented the opening credits, This movie is more fun that the Psychedelic Nineteen Sixties!
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admit it, I loved ALL three Austin Powers movies.

I like 2 the best, but all 3 have charm and humor . . . it is high school humor, but it is still well done.

Michael Caine is perfect as Austins father, as are the young Dr Evil and Austin. Beyonce is a weak point, but not terribly so.

The base cast is perfect as always.

It's to bad we never got the 4th film.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mach7 wrote:
Beyonce is a weak point, but not terribly so.

My goodness, I thought Beyonce was excellent!

Ah well, different strokes for different blokes, eh mate? Wink

But didn't those jaw-dropping pre-title work scenes top everything in the first two movies?

Even the music is so perfectly Bond like! WOW!


______ Austin Powers: Goldmember opening scene


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, the opening scene was great!

Beyonce wasn't bad, just not Heather Graham good.

But I love all 3 movies, for what they are.

Little known facts. While there was a script, a large part of the movies were improvised and Dr Evil was written for Jim Carry.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ah yes, we have reached consensus. Heather was a honey, too, and the 2nd movie was terrific.

Do you own a DVD or download of Goldmember? If not, I can provide one from WeTransfer — free and safe. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bud!

I have DVDs and downloads of all 3.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ah, good! Very Happy

I'll remove the movie from my WeTransfer account.

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