Watched this one with the kid as well and it is a funny movie. More Mike Myers channeling sixties era British spy movies and Lorne Michaels as Doctor Evil. Along for the ride are the less interesting Heather Graham (replacing Elizabeth Hurley), Mini-Me (Verne Troyer) and the Shrek sound-alike, Fat Bastard (Myers again). Unusually, this was probably slightly funnier than the first, though the territory was already familiar. That’s two Austin Powers movies in one month. I don’t think there will be a third; we are moving on to some Mel Brooks.
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My son is at the perfect age where nothing is funnier than a fart joke. For most men that age range starts around birth and stops right at death. That is certainly too simplistic a description of this movie, but it does cover a lot of ground.
The obscure references to the spy genre films of the sixties, James Bond and his imitators, are clever and funny. Mike Myers certainly has a genius for creating extremely specific and insane characters. If you stop and think about the famous characters that he has created during and after his time on Saturday Night Live it is remarkable how successful they have been given their obscure origins.
This movie is still a lot of fun. Tons of barely veiled sexual innuendo might be problematic for parents with their young kids.