Directed by Jay Roach
Running Time: 1:33

Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me once again delivers the laughs of the original. So if you liked it the first time, you should like it the second time.

AP2 (as I like to call it) takes place only minutes after the first one ended. Dr. Evil returns again to try and take over the world, and it's up to our favorite swinger to save the day. From 1999 to 1969, Austin gets his mojo risen, and manages to save the world and get the girl once again. Don't worry too much about plots and things like that, that's not the main draw of AP2. You go to see why Mike Myers is one of the funniest men in movies today. This time he plays not one, not two, but three characters. From Austin himself, to the ever diabolical Dr. Evil, to the immense Fat Bastard. All three have their own quirks and foibles that make them unique and funny.

I don't think there's much doubt that my favorite out of the three is Dr. Evil. From the Jerry Springer opening, to his rendition of Will Smith's, "Just the Two of Us", he had me rolling in the aisles. And his sidekick, MiniMe was perfect. Something about midgets I just find funny. I say you can never have too many midgets in movies. What I was afraid of when I went to see this movie, is that it would fall to the comedy sequel death that other movies have. Take Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls for instance. All they did there was take the things about the original that were funny, and wring them out for 90 minutes in a sequel. I thought part two was nowhere near as funny as the original because all the second one was, was a rehash of the first. There was no originality involved. However, in AP2, I think Myers realized that this might happen, and he managed to take what everyone loved about the first movie, and build on it with other original ideas for the second. The idea of MiniMe was hilarious, and Fat Bastard was disgusting as well as funny. It's things like that that made this movie able to stand on it's own feet.

And lest I forget the ever beautiful Heather Graham as Felicity Shagwell. Oh Behave! I don't remember a time when a women looked so good in every scene of a movie. Every scene. I say Heather, dump Ed Burns and fly out to PA and stay here with me. What can he do for your career that I can't? But I digress. Heather's role was pretty much the same as Elizabeth Hurley's in the original, basically wearing as little as possible and smiling a lot. Personally, I prefer Heather over Elizabeth, but shhh...

So overall, Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me was a very funny movie. I can't say it was as funny as the first one, but that's to be expected. No one was ready when the first one came out, but everyone is ready for this one, and the expectations are high. But in my opinion, it still lives up to the hype. Yeah Baby, Yeah...

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