It's a Friday. The kids are in bed. My wife is watching the 2-hour series
finale of "Providence." This is the perfect opportunity for me to catch
something cheesy on DVD that I want to see, but I know she doesn't.
I went to Blockbuster and scanned the shelves. I was tempted by "Reign of
Fire." "Eight Legged Freaks" beckoned me, but I resisted. I even considered
"Planet of the Vampires." I opted for the latest entry in the Austin Powers
I am not a huge fan of this series, but there were enough funny bits in the
first two films that made me want to see this one for myself, despite the
mixed reviews I've heard about this movie. Overall, I thought it was pretty
lame. I didn't really laugh at all. I missed parts of it because I was
starting to fall asleep. I think the concept and execution of this franchise
is getting tired. I'm not sure I could withstand another installment.
I didn't hate it on the scale that I did "Pumpkin," I was just bored by it.
If you liked the first two movies, then you might as well check this one out,
just to achieve a sense of closure. If you didn't like the other ones, then
avoid this at all costs. It is by far the lamest and unfunniest of the bunch.
I think Mike Myers is a talented guy and I hope he starts to reinvent himself
some times soon. He needs to come up with some new ideas before he gets in a