Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) – Review

4 Stars

In the pantheon of great comedy sequels Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me ranks high. This is the rare case when the sequel is funnier than the movie that inspired it. That’s even rarer when the original film is considered a ‘classic.’ This absolutely hilarious follow up to Austin Powers goes down as one of the funniest movies of the 1990s, and one of the decades’ best sequels.

In his second screen adventure, British super spy Austin Powers must return to 1969, as arch-nemesis Dr. Evil has ventured back to that year and successfully stolen Austin’s “mojo” and set up a powerful laser and aimed it at Earth. With the help of gorgeous agent Felicity Shagwell, the newly single Austin must now not only contend with Dr. Evil, but also Evil’s vicious, pint-size attack-clone, Mini-Me.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me does what all good second chapters should do, and that is further the story while upping the stakes (and laugh quota), and to give use something new with an already established formula.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer

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