Michael Blaker’s Movie Monday Featuring the Austin Powers 2 Movie

Michael Blaker
Game Industry News is running the best blog posts from people writing about the game industry. Articles here may originally appear on Michael's blog, Windborne's Story Eatery.


Hey all, I’m back with the sequel to a comedy classic for this week’s Movie Monday. It’s Austin Powers 2!

Plot: The plot is as nonsensical as its predecessor. Frankly, I can’t say much about it, other than to say it’s completely bananas.  It’s like a trainwreck in slow motion because it’s terrible but it somehow amazingly loops around to being fascinating to watch. Also, it’s freaking hilarious.

Casting: Mike Myers is the star of the show, hilariously portraying multiple characters, including the titular Austin Powers.  Heather Graham is the female lead, and she does a great job as well.

Cinematography: Honestly, the film has all kinds of wacky effects. Plus, the tricks used to have Myers in multiple places in the same scene is great.

Music: It’s just as wacky as the rest of the film, not much more needs to be said.

Overall: Definitely worth a watch if you enjoy parodies and/or the first Austin Powers film. I will admit to being extremely biased with this franchise due to while I was growing up, we visited my aunt and cousin fairly often. They had a cardboard cutout of Austin Powers they had gotten from a theater complete with the motion detected voice sensor in their garage, so I was exposed to the film content there quite often.

Share this GiN Article on your favorite social media network:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *