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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

June. 08,1999
| Adventure Comedy Crime Science Fiction

When diabolical genius Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo,’ Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself - with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell - to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr. Evil's army of minions to try to save the world in his own unbelievably groovy way.


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Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless". Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me suffers from what most movie sequels do and that is originality and sure the film has some pretty good moments to talk about and Myers is pretty good once again plus the special effects and make up are outstanding but the film's storyline and some of it's humor are so 90's that it hurts plus some cameos were a little bit weird to say the least. But an entertaining and some what silly sequel for sure. (6.4/10)

Matt Greene

These movies aren't parodies. They're sporadically funny, obnoxiously disgusting and full of incessant references to modern (and now out of date) culture that really don't stand the test of time. Troyer is great, the giant flying genitals are inspired, and Dr. Evil is a national treasure.


As this, the first Austin Powers sequel, gets underway our protagonist learns that his new wife is in fact a fembot who tries to kill him! If that wasn't enough Dr Evil is back; he has a miniature clone, dubbed Mini-Me'; and he has a diabolical plan. He and Mini-Me will use a time machine to travel back to 1969 and steal Austin's mojo. This lead to Austin suddenly failing to perform in bed in the '90s. There is only one thing for it; he must return to the sixties and get his mojo back. Here he teams up with US agent Felicity Shagwell and starts tracking down Dr Evil. He meanwhile has a new dastardly plan; he will place a laser on the moon and use it to destroy cities if his demands aren't met.After the success of the first film a sequel was almost inevitable. The jokes are similar so if you enjoyed the original you'll probably enjoy this film as well. The humour is fairly puerile at times… sometimes this is funny but some gags are a bit weak and are dragged on far too long; most notably the comments about Dr Evil's somewhat phallic rocket. The story provides lots of amusing nods to Bond and other films, notably Star Wars. The best addition to the series is Mini-Mi; he doesn't say anything but just about everything he does is funny; Verne Troyer does a fine job in the role. Heather Graham's appearance as Felicity Shagwell was a lot of fun; she was sexy without just being a cypher. Unfortunately we also get 'Fat Bastard'; a character who is revolting rather than amusing. Overall I'd say this was funny enough but lacked the charm, and inevitably the originality, of the original.


With Canadian comedian Mike Myers such an unapologetic Anglophile, its not surprising that the humour in his Austin Powers films is a blend of two of Britain's most celebrated comedic styles: Pythonesque surrealism and Carry On crudity (toilet humour and double entendres). The Spy Who Shagged Me, the second in Myers' spoof spy series, provides 95 minutes of sheer lunacy for fans of such fare, delivering a constant stream of gags about poo, farts, bottoms, and willies, wacky homages to 60s spy movies, off-beat skits introducing such bizarre characters as an overweight, baby-eating Scotsman called Fat Bastard and Dr. Evil's dwarf clone Mini-Me (Verne Troyer), lots of fun star cameos (including Jerry Springer, Burt Bacharach, Will Ferrell, Tim Robbins and Woody Harrelson), some very silly time travel shenanigans, and the sexiest secret agent sidekick ever to grace the silver screen in the lovely form of Heather Graham as the aptly named Felicity Shagwell.It might not be all that sophisticated, but it ain't half funny!