The Austin Powers series is one funny and incredibly charming movie, and two dreadful movies.

by MATT STOKES | FEBRUARY 2, 2018

The discussion of Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery starts at 08:33.
The discussion of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me starts at 28:12.
The discussion of Austin Powers In Goldmember starts at 39:45.

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Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery

Director: Jay Roach

Cast:
Austin Powers: Mike Myers
Dr. Evil: Mike Myers
Vanessa Kensington: Elizabeth Hurley
Scott Evil: Seth Green
Basil Exposition: Michael York
Number Two: Robert Wagner
Frau Farbissina: Mindy Sterling
Mrs. Kensington: Mimi Rogers

Released: May 2, 1997

Domestic Box Office: $53.9 million

70%

7.0/10

Verdict?

Laci says…

Matt says…

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Director: Jay Roach

Cast:
Dr. Evil: Mike Myers
Austin Powers: Mike Myers
Felicity Shagwell: Heather Graham
Mini-Me: Verne Troyer
Fat Bastard: Mike Myers
Scott Evil: Seth Green
Frau Farbissina: Mindy Sterling
Basil Exposition: Michael York
Young Number Two: Rob Lowe


Released: June 11, 1999

Domestic Box Office: $206 million

51%

6.6/10

Verdict?

Laci says…

Matt says…

Austin Powers In Goldmember

Director: Jay Roach

Cast:
Dr. Evil: Mike Myers
Austin Powers: Mike Myers
Foxy Cleopatra: Beyoncé Knowles
Mini-Me: Verne Troyer
Scott Evil: Seth Green
Goldmember: Mike Myers
Nigel Powers: Michael Caine
Frau Farbissina: Mindy Sterling
Basil Exposition: Michael York
Number Two: Robert Wagner
Number Three: Fred Savage
Fat Bastard: Mike Myers


Released: July 26, 2002

Domestic Box Office: $213.3 million

54%

6.2/10

Verdict?

Laci says…

Matt says…

What other movies have we been reconsidering? 

Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River is a schlocky mess

Mystic River (2003) | Directed by Clint Eastwood | Starring Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins

Stir of Echoes is a lot like The Sixth Sense but also not at all

Stir Of Echoes (1999) | Directed by David Koepp | Starring Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas

Norman Bates? More like Charming Fellow.

Psycho (1960) | Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles

Hocus Pocus, Pile of Puke

Hocus Pocus (1993) | Directed by Kenny Ortega | Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy

The War of the Roses is here to tell you to stay in a bad marriage until you die

The War Of The Roses (1989) | Directed by Danny DeVito | Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

Spielberg gets The Color Purple wrong, but it’s still pretty good

The Color Purple (1985) | Directed by Steven Spielberg | Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is just gaga for aliens… and you should be too!

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) | Directed by Steven Spielberg | Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr

Dude, Where’s My Car? is a mean movie about nice boys

Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) | Directed by Danny Leiner | Starring Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner

Synecdoche, New York? More like Jolly, Good Time!

Synecdoche, New York (2008) | Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Catherine Keener

Ron Howard’s Parenthood tries to show what parenting is really like, fails

Parenthood (1989) | Directed by Ron Howard | Starring Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest