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Here We Go... They’ve Started Screening THE LOVE GURU!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. I’m fascinated by this film. Totally flippin’ riveted. I can’t wait to see it. And I can’t wait to see what happens with it as far as audiences are concerned. What does Mike Myers mean at the box-office right now? What place does he have in what’s happening in comedy right now? I’ve been on the record since the early days of this site as being a big fan of Mike Myers. I confess some frustration with the direction his career’s gone in the time I’ve been at AICN. Even so, I’m always rooting for him to come back and reassert his relevance. So believe me... I’m looking for any and all reactions to the screenings they’re having now. I’d love to hear from hardcore comedy geeks out there seeing this film. I think Myers is going to test the crap out of it to fine tune it with Marco Schnabel, the director, and Mike Deluca, who I think was a pretty valuable ally to Myers on the AUSTIN POWERS movies, and a good creative partner for him. Remember... this is one opinion, and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed until I see the film myself. They’ve got a lot of time to work from now until June:

Harry, Last year i wrote in on a screening of Black Christmas so i thought I would share my latest adventure with you. Last night I was lucky enough to attend the first screening of the new Michael Myers movie "The Love Guru". Here is how it went down. We arrived at the theatre at 6 o'clock on the nose and as soon as we walked through the entry-way we were pulled aside rushed to the theatre, basically stripped searched, and robbed of our camera phones. We entered the theatre and an hour and ten minutes later a man in a suit who looked like someone who was way more important than he really is, tells us we are the first audience to see the film, and the effects arent complete, and yadda yadda yadda... then they start the movie. After an hour and forty minutes of typical Mike Myers Schtick... aka: Anagrams, funny sexual names, spastic movements, down right silliness... so after a lot of recycled jokes, a blah storyline, some clever fresh mockery of Indian films, a couple of smiles, a few good laughs, and one almost-to-tears-trying-to-hold-in-an-outburst laugh... it was over. Jessica Alba was hot... Justin Timberlake was funny... and Vern Troyer proved he can sorta act... but anyway you slice it, midgets equal funny. The hockey scenes were lame (Oh yeah... the movie is about a black superstar hockey player that can't play anymore because the goalie of the opposing team stole his wife and the Toronto Maple Leafs pay a Guru to get them back together. However, the guru has his own agenda to be the worlds greatest Guru so he needs to get on Oprah and figures if he can do this she will put him on) and the last time I checked i thought there were more than 7 or 8 guys on a team... but i suppose that doesn't matter. Thats about all I have to say about the movie. It was not really memorable like the Austin Powers movies... but it wasn't an unpleasant experience by far. Always a devoted fan, Secret Squirel
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  • April 2, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST

    It's like that Eddie Murphy movie but.... FIRST

    by RokurGepta

    .,..

  • April 2, 2008, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Is Bridget the Midget in it?

    by travis-dane

    Come on Mike,you can do it!

  • April 2, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    "the new Michael Myers movie" too soon!

    by filmcoyote

    So this is the new Halloween movie, right? Looks about as good! This thing looks hideous. Give me Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express anyday over this horror show. All Myers comedy is say something lame and unfunny and then repeat it and explain the joke, then repeat again. The man stopped being funny years ago. First poster is right this looks like Murphy's Holy Man and probably about as funny!

  • April 2, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Donny Most...

    by Uncle Stan

    ...and he asked "Mike who?"

  • April 2, 2008, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Hyperactive kid strapped to a jungle gym.

    by Shermdawg

    God that was golden.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Its the same damn jokes with him

    by ampersand110

    Mike Myers as a foreign guy who talks weird, someone has a f'ed up face and he can't stop mentioning it with clever word play, overacting cameos, little guy acting funny, you see one film you see them all. I really liked the first Austin Powers and think its the best out of the three cause it's original. Now i don't even thing he is trying.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Will he do a scottish accent in this? If not...

    by Shermdawg

    IT'S CRAP!!!

  • April 2, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    so true . . .

    by onefatman

    anyway you slice it, midgets equal funny. Austin Powers, Bad Santa, Me Myself & Irene, Willy Wonka, Death at a Funeral, Jackass, Time Bandits, Wizard of Oz, Golden Gun, Willow . . .

  • April 2, 2008, 6:12 a.m. CST

    ...The Terror of Tiny Town...

    by Shermdawg

  • April 2, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST

    ...High Plains Drifter...

    by Shermdawg

    "I'm the SHERIFF!" "I'm the Mayor!"

  • April 2, 2008, 6:14 a.m. CST

    ...Any Danny Devito Flick...

    by Shermdawg

  • April 2, 2008, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Danny...

    by Shermdawg

    ...he'd be awesome as hell in an Austin Powers flick.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Dammit, Hockey.

    by DOGSOUP

    I thought this was just going to be about the Guru hilariously skewering our fucked up relationship structures and sex hang ups. Now its a sports movie. Forget it.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST

    The Thing to Remember About AP

    by optimous_douche

    Remember that the original Austin Powers was box offic poison. <p> The only thing that gave the movie legs was the drop in VHS tape prices.<p> I loved the first and second AP, but was way ober it by the time the train wreck with Beyonce came out.<p> At least with AP he was mocking a genre that spoke to a lot of people. Even if you hate James Bond, you at least know who he is.<p> The whole hari krishna (sic) thing was relevant back in the 60's and even then it was still counter culture.<p> You can't mock something if people are unfamiliar with the source material Mike.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Mike Myers had his chance, but instead he decided...

    by rbatty024

    to make a bunch of Shrek movies. This looks like too little too late. So I Married an Axe Murderer, Wayne's World, and Austin Powers (the first one only) are all great, but I fear that's the only greatness we'll ever see from Mike Myers.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    A Black hockey player?

    by Bobo_Vision

    Thats kind of like a movie about a black olympic swimmer, or a black country singer, or a male Chinese porn star. Actually, a male Chinese porn star would have been funny, and perfect for this movie.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Part of Mike Myer's problem is his Diva like antics

    by Yeti

    People just aren't willing to put up with that shit any more.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Pet my monkey! Love him!

    by Blanket-Man

    The buzz on this flick makes me wish Myers had made that "Sprockets" flick. That sounded like a lame idea at the time, but way better than this shrek, I mean, drek. <== Hilarious Myers-like wordplay there!

  • April 2, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Dana Carvey like many others.....

    by BrainFart

    Ruined his career by reusing the same bad impression, voice or character over and over until it annoyed us and we associate the actor with lameness. Im sure that its funny to them and their friends but we find it agitating. Now it becomes very hard to earn our trust in their comedic skills, there is just too much working against them.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    This movie looks like shit

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    You know this to be true.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Exactly, Brainfart

    by Bobo_Vision

    Carvey became like one of the characters he used to lampoon - a celebrity who pathetically seeks attention and old glory. Anytime the spotlight is put on him, he goes into his Bush senior impression and says, "Not gonna do it", and expects people to laugh. Its like watching one of Robin Williams ADD tangential rants where he desperately fishes for a laugh, but its like sitting next to one of the mentally disturbed people on the subway. Its more sad than funny.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    I think it'll be weird to hear Mike Meyers' voice

    by Garbageman33

    Coming out of something other than a green cartoon character.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    remember when this movie came out with heather graham?

    by ironic_name

    and ACTUAL hindus?

  • April 2, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    ralph malph!

    by ironic_name

    wheres potsy?

  • April 2, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Yeah ironic_name, wasn't it The Guru?

    by theBigE

    The one with Jimi Mistry and Maresi Tomei? And the Grease-Bollywood ending? This sounds like the marriage of Austin Powers and that film.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    This is a good example...

    by LeadMagnet

    of everything that is wrong with Hollywood. Same stupid jokes as AP. Axe Murderer was his only brilliant film. AP was funny the first time I saw it. Took me completely by suprise. But since then Myers hasn't know how to make a good film, and this wont be it.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Myers is a Sellers wannabe

    by scratcher

    Is this a remake of "I Love You Alice B. Toklas?" <P>I loved Axe-Murderer, but Myers has spent all his comedy cred on nothing but sequels. This doesn't appear to be the ticket back.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Hey folks

    by thecheesegrommit

    I love how all the nay sayers in here spew their opinions on who's relevant and who's talented or lame who's career's are or aren't over. Meanwhile I've heard of these actors while you're all a bunch of anonymous posting twits. That is all, Type away.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Bobo_Vision

    by thecheesegrommit

    Bobo_Vision, has become like the ranters he makes fun of. a talkbacker who pathetically seeks attention and old glory. Anytime the spotlight is put on him, he goes into his depressed whiner routine, "everything sucks blah blah blah", and expects people to laugh. Its like watching one of BrainFart's ADD tangential posts where he desperately fishes for a laugh, but its like sitting next to one of the mentally disturbed people on the subway. Its more sad than funny.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:20 a.m. CST

    thecheesegromit

    by Bobo_Vision

    Thats the most uncreative post I've ever read. If you're going to flame me, try to use some intelligence if you have any. As for your post, and a post I've heard ad nauseum, anytime anyone criticizes a movie or actor, and someone rushes to their defense claiming they've accomplished more than we (talkbackers) have - putting out crappy movies to become famous is not an accomplishment. Its an embarassment for which they were paid millions of dollars. My criticism is free - its a public service.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Myers is a dick

    by Gmurrin

    I live in Toronto, and work in the film industry up here. The Love Guru was filmed up here. The scuttlebutt I heard about Myers was that he is a spoiled rotten neurotic prim donna. Myers would have temper tantrums where he refused to come out of his trailer for hours. Also, they had a policy on that show of wrist bands: certain colors gave you certain levels of access to Myers, ie to be able to talk to him, to be only allowed to be within 10 feet of him. No one was allowed to look at him in the eye if they didn't have a certain color wrist band on. I was very disappointed when I heard this. He's Canadian for crissake! He's supposed to be a nice guy, not an asshole crybaby movie star! And I loved Austen Powers. So crushed.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    "Exactly, Brainfart"

    by random dude

    How funny does that sound? Typical situation on AICN.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Bobo Vision

    by thecheesegrommit

    Wow your criticism is free? Thank God. Whew! I was afraid I had to pay for it. I must disagree putting out a movie is an accomplishment. Typing away when you should be working or in school is not an accompishment and my above post was quite funny and creative.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    100 bucks says...

    by Stifler's Mom

    ..Mike Myers shoehorns his annoying Scottish accent into this movie for no reason whatsoever, just like he did in SNL, Axe Murderer, Austin Powers, and Shrek... I mean, seriously, why the hell was Shrek Scottish?? Axe Murderer remains his best work, and that was 15 years ago.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    "Typing away when you should be working or in school is not an a

    by Bobo_Vision

    You really lack insight into yourself, don't you, cheesegromit. And you're not typing away, are you? You're one of these prick talkbackers who talks shit about other talkbackers to feel superior, but guess what, you're a talkbacker too. <p> People like me who come to this site come here because we love movies. What we love about them and what we hate about them. But you, all of your posts have been about talkbackers and me.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Myers testing this character in

    by skimn

    comedy clubs, and getting great response?? Its hard to judge a whole movie on the trailer, but this guru character oozes Myers "Ain't I a scamp? Ain't I a cute bugger?" look. And I loved AP 1 & 2, but those were spoofs of a particular genre.In this, its like he's playing to the crowd and not inhabiting a character. Maybe Ax Murder is looking good in retrospect is that he's playing an actual person, not a cariacture.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    BTW, suprisingly

    by skimn

    Timberlake looks hilarious in this.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    And Myers seems behind the timeline

    by skimn

    in his satires. In Ax Murder, he lampooned coffee/poetry bars a few years too late. And now, who cares about Bollywood??

  • April 2, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Canucks can be asshats, too

    by PoliteCanadian77

    He's Canadian for crissake! He has to be a nice guy! Listen. There's something like 35 million of us up here. We're not all nice and polite and humble. We have assholes up here. Maybe not as many per capita as in the US, but we have them nonetheless. So what if Mike Myers is one of them? What's really important is if he makes good movies. Lately he has not. In fact, has he ever?

  • April 2, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Colored wristbands

    by skimn

    If any of that is true, may an errant hockey puck hit Meyers square between the eyes.

  • April 2, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Same character?

    by Beezbo

    Is it me, or does the Love Guru act just like Austin Powers (at least in the trailer)?

  • April 2, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    This looks virtually unwatchable

    by slone13

    His character's mantra is 'Mariska Hargitay'. Not funny.

  • April 2, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Yeah, the wristband thing...not so good

    by Mr Incredible

    This movie sounds like a train wreck. Why couldn't Myers resurrect the Sprockets movie project from a few years back? Drunken and cheeseburger-eating David Hasselhoff as a villain? It could work even more considering the evil of America's Got Talent.

  • April 2, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    You forgot "Living In Oblivion".

    by DerLanghaarige

    Peter Dinklage rules!

  • April 2, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Dwarfs are the new chimps?

    by Bot-Bot

    Remember when 70's movies and TV shows would always throw in a chimp for cheap laughs? It looks like Hollywood has replaced chimps with little people, and Mike Myers seems to be doing it the most. There's something offensive and creepy about this new trend. To put it in perspective, just replace Vern Troyer with an averaged-size actor and see if the joke still works. Nope, we're supposed to laugh because he's little. Ha. Ha.

  • April 2, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Bobo Vision

    by thecheesegrommit

    " I do not think that word means what you think it means..." I'm not judging and lambasting anothers accomplishments As you love to do. As far as coming here for the "love" of movies? if you would stop long enough to actually post a positive about a movie I wouldn't have to come here and shine a light on your constant whining and bitching. I don't need to feel superior to you. and bobo "prick"? really? come on. try harder.

  • April 2, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I've got a groupie

    by Bobo_Vision

    I think thecheesegromit has an internet crush on me, which must be why he has singled me out of all the talkbackers. Gromit, I'm sure you have "Master of Disguise" on blu-ray disc, but I simply don't share your love of Dana Carvey movies. Just accept that and move on. <p> And as for the quote "I do not think that word means what you think it means...", I'm not sure what you're quoting, because I never said that? <p> "and bobo "prick"? really? come on. try harder." I'm not "trying" to do anything. You're just a prick, so I'm calling it as I see it. But, being a Dana Carvey fan, I love how you pretend the word "prick" is too low brow for you, hahahah!

  • April 2, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    The Love Guru II: Eclectic Poo-poo-poo

    by Wyatt Wingfoot

    Myers a Sellers wannabe? He's already in "Fiendish Plot of Fu Manchu" territory. A wannabe that never would be.<BR> Mikey the half-ass-bee. (sorry MPFC...)<BR> A Martin Short for the [insert hip demo here] set.<BR> Ugh.

  • April 2, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    bobo Vision

    by thecheesegrommit

    a crush? it depends what you look like. "pricks" not low brow it's just name calling, meh. I like Dana Carvey but I'm not defending him, I chose your post/whining because it was just more of the same insipid "I'm gonna give my opinion and tear down another persons attempt at entertainment" post. I await your next response you're very entertaining on my day off XOXO

  • April 2, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    The trailer killed this one for me

    by KCMOSHer

    That was the worst trailer I've ever seen for a comedy. I mean, if you can't get through one trailer without recycling gags from your previous three movies (from another series, even) then you're just hosed as a comic writer/actor. Hosed.

  • April 2, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I knew it

    by Bobo_Vision

    cheesegromit, you're Dana Carvey, aren't you? The "day off" tipped me off. You're going to have many of those in your future. I will say this, you have convinced me to turn over a new leaf. I've decided I've been far too negative as of late. Its time to leave all that behind. So good luck to you, Dana Carvey.

  • April 2, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Hmm...

    by C00L DUD3

    ...wonder how close this version was to the final cut?? I'm still interested...Been a Myers fan since "...Ax-murderer," so I'll still peep-it. That J.Timberlake bit looks pretty funny...

  • April 2, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Looks 10000x better than "MEET DAVE."

    by cinemixtape.com

    That looks like the biggest piece of shit in the world, but I'd expect no less from Eddie Murphy.

  • April 2, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Seeee

    by thecheesegrommit

    Bobo, that's all I was saying, less negativity. whew! one talkbacker at a time. "not gonna do it, not gonna do it" ;-)

  • April 2, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Carvey may suck or be MIA now but...

    by Darth Macchio

    His single "Choppin' brocoli" bit is still classic post 70's SNL to me. Movie-wise, the guy is totally out of his element...didn't even like the Wayne's world movies (altho I still think Laura Flynn Boyle was hotter than Tia Carrera back then). Myers has sucked for a long time. Austin Powers isn't my type of comedy so even though it wasn't funny to me, I get that it's hilarious to many others. I also absolutely and pathologically HATE Shrek and anything else that jams pop-culture reference up our asses non-fucking-stop. Plus, I used to have nothing but fond comedy memories of Eddie Murphy...now I just see that fucking donkey and want to commit assicide nonstop.<p><p><p>As far as midgets....well...I do like cats better but midgets do have opposable thumbs...cats can't pick up a god damn thing with their paws! But yes midgets are pretty much funny by default. Sucks really if you're a midget. Try to be serious n shit and all people do is think you're a clown or something. I'd be punching people in the nuts nonstop if I was a midget. Oh yeah...Walken is simply the greatest SNL guest of all time from now on and forever. The man is PURE GENIUS on SNL and should hold the SNL Hall of Fame all on his own. Adam Baldwin SNL is kick ass too...but cannot touch the sheer hilariosity of The Walken.

  • April 2, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Opps..I meant Alec Baldwin SNL....

    by Darth Macchio

    Adam Baldwin is kick ass as Jayne, of course...but Baldwin confusion is a growing problem anyway...

  • April 2, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Darth and SNL

    by skimn

    Glad you mentioned Baldwin. His "Canteen Boy" and "Schweddy Balls" do put him in the SNL Hall Of Fame. Still doesn't beat "Cham-pan-ya" and needing more cowbell..

  • April 2, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh!

    by Merkin Muffley

    Remake it! NOW!!

  • April 2, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    No...remake Gus, the fieldgoal kicking mule!

    by Darth Macchio

    Except calling it "Gus 2: Electric asskicking boogaloo for you!" <p><p><p> On a different note...I heard "shamon" the other day and I thought that maybe that fat guy on "Accepted" had actually shoved that stupid word into the lexicon of current kewl movie words? Was there a vote on this? Did anybody mention that when someone looks at you with buggy eyes and says "Shamon!" that you inexplicibly have to tear out that person's larynx Dalton-style? Nobody gets to just shove words into the kewl lexicon ok? It's not my rules but just because a bunch of chest-bumping fat kids think "Shamon!" is a kewl and original catch-word doesn't mean non chest-bumping fat kids don't think it's ass. I'm just sayin...

  • April 2, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    GET IN MAH BELLY!!!

    by LargoJr

    Got a wee bit o a turtle.... He's doing all the same gags he's done before. The only movie's he's done I enjoyed were "I married an Axe Murderer", and the first 2 Austin Powers flicks.

  • April 2, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Ugh

    by Harry Weinstein

    Fucking abominable. This one-note comic's career would have been over a lot sooner if only AUSTIN POWERS hadn't have found an audience on VHS. This ought to kill it good and dead, though. Better late than never.

  • April 2, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    "Hadn't have?"

    by Harry Weinstein

    Take THAT, English language!

  • April 2, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Myers Hasn't Done Anything...

    by Captain Mal

    ... good since the original "Wayne's World" flick (which holds up surprisingly well). All the Austin Powers flicks were based on gross-out moments and gimmicky humor. I think Myers should quit comedy and work harder at his dramatic career.

  • April 2, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Best Walken Sketch

    by The Winged Doucheman

    "Are you being a stiffly stifferson?"

  • April 2, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I remember seeing the original AP with a football buddy

    by The Winged Doucheman

    When the intro dance sequence started he was like "What the fuck". I swear he must've thought I was trying to get gay with him.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    'dwarves are the new chimps'

    by ironic_name

    lo, an aicn catchphrase was born!

  • April 2, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    mike myers is a loon

    by jimbo365

    I know a bunch of people who worked on The Love Guru when it shot here in Toronto. By all accounts Mike Myers is an asshole and a loon. Supposedly there was a colored braclet system for the crew on set, and depending what color braclet you wore gave you different levels of interactivity with Mike. Some people were allowed to talk with him, others were not. Some could not even make eye contact with him. There were stories of him freaking out and refusing to leave his trailer. Anyhow, maybe its just gossip, but its good gossip.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    The Shitty Beatles

    by The Winged Doucheman

    "So It's not just another clever name."

  • April 2, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Myer's 'Diva' Behaviour...

    by Pogue__Mahone

    Now... to be fair I don't know Mr. Myer's personally but I did have the opportunity to meet him one night while my brother's band was playing a gig at The Horseshoe Tavern (awesome venue!) in Toronto. I AM a fan.. I DID approach him and he was nothing but friendly and gracious - allowing us a few minutes of his time for photos and autographs. He was a gentleman and very down to earth. So I'm having a hard time believing these 'rumours' of wristbands and tantrums. From someone who was so genuinely kind to some fans it doesn't seem like him. And as for the Love Guru? I can't wait! Sure there's some of the same style of comedy that he's famous for but that's his schtick... and that's why I love him. Good luck, Mike! The world needs more laughs! Not more cynicism!

  • April 2, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Only in a fictional movie could the Leafs win the Cup.

    by Flim Springfield

  • April 2, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I've seen "The Love Guru."

    by kdoc13

  • April 2, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Sorry, I've seen "the Love Guru"

    by kdoc13

    Caught it out here in LA, and I hope it's an early cut. I loved "So I married an axe murderer." It was brilliant. I was not a fan of Austin Powers until the third time I watched it, and to be honest, while Wayne's World 1 was brilliant, I liked Dana Carvey in it the most. Hated Wayne's World 2. That being said... I really hope this is a first cut. Yes a lot of the jokes are recycled. I'd say a good 80% are. And he does play this role a little too close to Austin Powers with a different accent. There are one or two brilliant moments in it. But you'd think after so long away from his last "original" movie, he'd have some better ideas. Not the case at all. If you remember towards the end of his run on SNL, a lot of his ideas started to get stale, the original skits seemed to be less and less, and not as good, and it was more about Deeter, Wayne's World, Everything Scottish, and Coffee Talk (which I never laughed at.) Well, it seems like Mike Myers has finally run out of ideas. Plus, and I think this really needs to be said, he's not a good actor. It's actually awkward when he's on screen at times. How can you make movies when you are getting out acted by Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake? Oh, a quick aside, I'm not a JT fan, but he makes the most of his moments, and really steals the movie from Myers. Verne Troyer is also good in the moments he's allowed to have, but it's obvious that Mike Myers toned down his part so he wouldn't steal it away again like he did in the AP flicks. But isn't that always the case. He hams it up for the camera, and since he plays all the roles, he seems to fit in. When he's alone with someone else, like Michael Caine, he is really outclassed. Even in a good Mike Myers movie, like So I married an axe murderer, Nancy Travis seems believeable, while Myers sticks out in every scene he's in. Go back and watch it, trust me. Alright, about "The Love Guru." The review is dead on accurate of the story, although with a few minor plot moments not mentioned. If anything it's sub par, but still pretty close to just being average as a film. There is nothing outstanding about "the Love Guru." And yes, if you've seen "The Guru" staring Heather Graham, or the Eddie Murphy movie Holy Man, or even the guru scenes from "The Ruttles" you've probably seen the majority of this movie. Best advice, wait until it comes to Blockbuster, or at least to the second-run theater.

  • April 2, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Does anyone know why he got divorced?

    by mrfan

    I figured I would ask since other stories about Myers were cropping up.

  • April 2, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    mrfan...

    by EARTH

    "Does anyone know why he got divorced?". He lowered her interest level below 49% and thus she left him. That's it. Plain and simple, deep and true. If any of you have NO idea what I'm referring to, go to www.doclove.com. READ IT NERDS, READ IT!!!!

  • April 2, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Midgets = funny? Not really

    by Osmosis Jones

    It's SUCH a cliche at this point, and you'd think midget actors would refuse these parts just on general principles. Then again, we still get that "panicky black guy" shit, so I guess money talks...

  • April 2, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Moriarty: You've said the 'testing and tuning' line before about

    by Stormwatcher

    And WTF man? His movies are really quite crappy. So when he and Roach, tested and fine tuned Austin Powers 3 that was the fruit of major labour? Are you kidding me? No. This will suck. It will maaaybe have a good opening weekend but then tank. Sorry but there is no relevance to his humour anymore. And no fine tuning will fix it.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:07 a.m. CST

    First Austin Powers is hilarious

    by Mattyboy122

    The sequel just recycles the first film (but adds Mini-me and Fat Bastard). The third film gets points for trying something different, but both sequels fail miserably compared to the first picture.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Damn you Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn you Michael Bay

  • April 3, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    What about the new AP movie???

    by mvckalel

    What about the new AP movie??? Come on, already! Scotty!!!

  • April 3, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for

    by Series7

    Love Guru 2 and 3! I've heard that they are twice as funny as the first one and with 5 times the amount of Mike Myers characters!

  • April 3, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Why not make a

    by Series7

    Eddie Murphy vs. Mike Myers movie? In which they are the only two actors in the whole film. Thats it, just them in fat suits, sterotypes, women, people of different color and as Donkey and Shrek! Come on make it happen!

  • April 4, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Mike Myers is funny.

    by one9deuce

    But his best work seems to be behind him. WAYNES WORLD is funny as hell and definitely holds up well. SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER is hilarious and I'm glad to see so many here agree. And AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY is brilliant. The problem with the sequels is that they have no story. The original is about a spy who is cryogenically frozen in the 60's and thawed in the 90's to stop his nemesis from taking over the world. THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME and GOLDMEMBER are merely SNL skits strung together for two hours. Both have very funny moments but they aren't good movies. He hit creative bottom with THE CAT IN THE HAT which is possibly the worst movie I have ever seen in a theater. What a total miscalculation by Myers. And having a production designer direct instead of a real storyteller was a giant mistake. Obviously. <p> THE LOVE GURU trailer made me laugh but the entire time I was thinking that every joke was lifted directly from the AUSTIN POWERS series.