Review : Austin Powers : The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999/PG-13)

We’re a blog that was a website (actually we still are a website in that sense) that was a BBS. Considering E-Mod 116 Online was around in 1999 (making us 8 years older then WordPress, 9 years older then Facebook, and 12 years older then the iPhone which is used browse us on both our blog and Facebook page or is that 18 years since we use the iPhone 5) that means this is rare instance of us reviewing a film twice, the first time we reviewed and posted it was opening day, Friday, June 11th, 1999. We saw this movie 4 times when it was playing in the theater, yes that’s 4 times we paid admission price for a ticket (two of them were opening day.) It was a packed house that day back in 1999 (and this was the 11:30am showing) and the moment Dr. Evil got into a fight with Jerry Springer, the theater roared with laughter and right there we and whole audience realized this movie was a rock concert and comedy rollercoaster all in one. What made this film so great was Dr. Evil. The character owned movie, it was the pont when he became the star character of the series, honestly they should just make a Dr. Evil film, we totally go see it. What is so rare for today is that this is pure example of a comedy film firing on all cylinders and each one is a powerful tour de force of humor.  The humor seen in the Seth Green co-created Robot Chicken came from seeds planted here. Rob Lowe as Young Number 2 is hilarious by playing the straight man and of course not being hilarious. Every character just works that quite honestly this review would be as long as phone book (yes remember those things delivered to your door step free in 1999) and it was the pinnacle of great comedy. Bottom line get the DVD, or watch it on iTunes and just laugh yourself silly for 2 hours.

Austin Powers : The Spy Who Shagged Me Trailer (New Line Cinema/1999)

On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 5.9 out of 5.9

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