June 12, 2008, 6:21 a.m. CST
I have zero interest in this movie. The humor seems as dated as Wayne's World and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. No thanks.
June 12, 2008, 6:22 a.m. CST
His kind of humor no longer works.
June 12, 2008, 6:23 a.m. CST
June 12, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST
Still, I was...unimpressed with the trailers. It seemed like Myers going to the same well as the Austin Powers character, just, different. Definite rental but not a show-catcher and I really like Myers. He is quite funny. MT
June 12, 2008, 6:25 a.m. CST
But The Dark Knight at the moment. There is nothing else.
June 12, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST
and I am staying clear of it too.
June 12, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST
by Magic Rat
However, I was watching 54 on cable the other night. Meyers was suprisingly good in it. He should think about doing more serious roles. If they ever make a Barack Obama movie (which they will) he should play David Axelrod.
June 12, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST
and has been re-telling those same jokes for the past 11 years. I loved the first Austin Powers film and spy who shagged me, but its the same one note jokes. Even on the mtv movie awards the first joke out of the gate was the shameless plug joke he's been telling at every award show when he has a movie out. So I'm just going to have to pass.
June 12, 2008, 6:30 a.m. CST
I am shocked that anybody liked this movie. I agree with Harry re: the trailers. I nearly cried when I saw them. Well, Here's to hoping that Mikey turns it around...
June 12, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
but depending on Myers' character development skills and taste - coming from the man who created Fat Bastard? Pass. IF it's a huge hit... I'll watch it when TBS shows it 30 times two years from now.
June 12, 2008, 6:47 a.m. CST
But I'll be damned if I'm going to it in the theater. The cost of gas to get to the theater, movie ticket prices, babysitter and maybe a snack at the theater would make this a $100 evening for me and my wife.
June 12, 2008, 6:58 a.m. CST
by Napolean Solo
I thought it was hilarious. Whereas The Love Guru looks pretty stale. I'll check it out though. I like Mike Myers.
June 12, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST
so he's doing the visual double entendre with food and johnsons again?
June 12, 2008, 7 a.m. CST
But I hope Myers is just sharpening his chops for another Austin Powers (yes, I said it).
June 12, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST
Yeah.. I stopped reading there.
June 12, 2008, 7:04 a.m. CST
When they played the trailer in my theater, the audience groaned... that's not a good sign. hey movie fans, check out this funny new blog on blogspot. it's called thebitterproduer spread the word!
June 12, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST
by Internet Thug
otherwise Harry would be slobbering over this film like a fat kid on a birthday cake..c'mon Mike pay up brotha!!!
June 12, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
Man we really are movie geeks on this site. I love it. I probably won't see this, but hey, Myers has lampooned scottish people, he may as well do an indian
June 12, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST
I've been a Mike Myers fan every since Wayne's World, and ever since the first trailer hit, I've been PRAYING that it was going to be good. Sounds like it is so!
June 12, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST
I used to be a fan of Myers and still find the first 2 Austin Powers movies funny and So I Married an Ax Murderer is quite good. My problem with him now, is that he really has the same jokes and delivery in every film now. Yes, he has a "hilarious" Indian accent, but the stuff in the trailers show the same coy delivery that has worn thin. Now, maybe someone just needs to cut his trailers differently, but ricarleite is right - midget jokes? Still? Really? I see the same tired old jokes with a new wig and a beard. I believe you're sincere in your review, but I'd need to see a groundswell of raves to convince me that it's not a giant turd.
June 12, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST
Myer's has earned my trust with his previous movies, so I will definitely give the Love Guru a shot this weekend.
June 12, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST
I think the trailers are really funny and he's got Deepak Chopra's voice down pat. I'm actually one of those people that listens to Chopra's CDs so it's funny to me already. And I also think there is plenty of room for different kinds of comedy. The past couple of years I've been enjoying comedy movies much more than I ever have really. I enjoyed Zohan quite a bit and I can't believe you thought it was filthy.
June 12, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
than see another stupid Michael Meyers movie. Talk about beating a dead horse, god damn, he needs to just stop.
June 12, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST
peter sellers did it better. and that was in the 60's!
June 12, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST
It's way funnier than this tired Myer's schtick. "Birdy Num Num?"
June 12, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
Look, I thought the Shrek movies were garbage too, and I didn't like the third Austin Powers much, but ultimately I like Meyers and I'm not going call his humour 'outdated' because he took some time off. I get that he's not doing the same type of movie as Judd Apatow, but it's not like comedians playing absurd characters has completely died out. There's still Jack Black, Will Ferrell and a bunch of other guys who are still going for these more silly outlandish character movies. And there's only so much of Seth Rogaine and Paul Rudd's drunken improv hour I feel like seeing Apatow edit into bloated 'story'.<br><br>I really, I admired Hot Fuzz, but I never actually laughed out loud. It was too close to what it was parodying, it was almost actually one those movies. I greatly prefered Team America.
June 12, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST
Damn You Michael Bay
June 12, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST
Damn this is gonna suck. See Get Smart, go to a budget theatre and see Iron Man again. Hell bitches rent Spidey 3 and enjoy the completely miscast Topher.
June 12, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST
Myer's shtick recycled in the movie readily apparent from the trailers: Hairy lead character (shower scene) midget jokes (Vern Troyer), pointlessly getting hit in the head with things (short ceiling), out of control mobile seating ('magic' carpet just like Dr. Evil's chair), main characters inability to not call attention to another character's physical abnormality ('mole', this time 'gnome'). Indeed, the main protagonist, wrongly labeled "original" in this review, is a hairy, goofy, love-obsessed relic from the 1960's collective obsession with new age and exotic philosophy. He's the Austin Powers of India. Lame, Myers; and lame, Moriarty.
June 12, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST
I don't know if it was you Moriarty. It may have been Harry or someone else. Who reviewed Speed and Mentioned having seen Pineapple Express. Since I have a love/hate relationship with Seth and Judd and this looks like a movie I am going to love I would like to know how it stacks up. <P> As for the love Guru, I really didn't need someone to tell me that Mike Myers likes money. I like Mike Myers, but I wish he would just go back and save SNL. Though I bet if he hosted SNL he'd pull a Molly Shannon and just rehash all her old characters and we would saw how unfunny she really was.
June 12, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST
by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet
and Apatow and Rogan and Diablo Cody.<p>so no comedy for anyone of this site?
June 12, 2008, 8:20 a.m. CST
i'm so sick of movie comedies going with the premise of sports, or money, or love, or deadlines or contests or anything else where the main character has to "WIN" something or "get something to happen or come up with 'Z' dollars before 'X' happens. You would think this many years away from SNL, Myers would be past this formula that is the curse of every SNL cast member debut film. there is NOTHING charming or funny about the preview. if indeed this is a charming movie, then they fucked themselves with the edits of those previews. Not only that, name one american household that gives a shit about Indian Guru culture. lots of people like spys, you have a built in parody fanbase. with gurus there is no built in fanbase. when i watch the tv spots i really feel bad for Myers. It's like he found a beard backstage during the Cat in the hat shoots, started improving a little, made somebody chuckle and decided that was enough to base a million dollar movie around.
June 12, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST
is that the kind where seth rogen or that fat seth rogen clone are losers in some way? 'cause i don't like that either. Nor do i like the psuedo intellectualism of diablo cody just because she was a stripper and has had enough weird shit happen to her that she feels she needs to get off her chest. <P>i don't know what hip new modern comedy is. I like Reno 911 but people will say those guys should have stopped after 'the State'...so time passing has nothing to do with why i do not want to see the love Guru. the fact is, the preview literally turned my stomach as if i had accidentally drunk sour milk. I can't explain it. Maybe it's because everything was overlit. maybe it's because nothing was funny. maybe it's because it looked like an excuse to throw in Jessical alba the 'it' girl, or justin timberlake the 'it' boy when his album had just hit during filming, but by the time the movie is out no one cares anymore. I expected to see beyonce. or seacrest. or more 'celebrity' cameos or walkthroughs because apparently that's what's funny. hollywood sucking it's own dick. we're all friends. why don't you play a hobo in my movie. it'll be hilarious. not because it's funny, but because it's someone famous playing a small part in my movie full of that shit. <P>that's just the surface scratch of what's wrong with what he mike myers formula has become. and i don't even think it's mike's fault, i think it's his people.
June 12, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST
I was obsessed with Wayne's World as a child. With the three Austin Powers movies, I felt squeezed by him. Some of the "grossout" gags and repeated jokes made me realize his limitations. The Guru looks like more of the fucking same.
June 12, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST
Mike Meyers is learning the wrong lessons from Peter Sellers. He needs to watch the man's work more closely and understand that see that he doesn't have to be telling jokes to be funny. Get himself into comic situations and the funny will follow without the characters having to try making it funny. Axe Murderer was his best work, I think and it was at its best when the funny did not come from characters trying to be funny. Play them straight and with integrity.
June 12, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST
Do a better one next time, like "Welcome to Costco I love you" is the name of my new album.
June 12, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST
He creates bad accents and then uses them for 2 hours. The 2nd Austin Powers movie is the only one I think is funny. The other two were incredibly boring.
June 12, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST
June 12, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
I wanted no part of it. But then I rented it on VHS when it was at Blockbuster and laughed my head off. I will see this movie on DVD. Hopefully it will surprise me the way "Austin" did. And say what you will about Myers, but when he resurrected Wayne's World at the Movie Awards it put a huge smile on my face.
June 12, 2008, 9 a.m. CST
when he couldn't improv or react or spin off of kanye west during the infamous Katrina feed. that's when i realized he was out of touch.<P>Not that kenye was IN touch, but that mike couldn't turn it around. that he looked like a shocked old white dude.
June 12, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST
sounds mildly funny. and only if it gets cut off by a zambony
June 12, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST
fuck ya dude, I hate Kanye's raps but the man was saying some good shit that nobody was saying at the time. Stuff we all agree on now. MIKE MEYERS had the "my career is in jeopardy" look on his face. What a dick.
June 12, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST
the form of a pile of feces???
Um, did you douchebags notice that the Kanye/Myers event happened during a telethon to raise money for a DISASTER?!? Regardless of whether or not Kanye made a valid point (I think he did) it was not the place to do it. Also, had Myers riffed on it, you same people would be talking about how big of a dick he was for cracking jokes during such a serious event. As for THE LOVE GURU, either you enjoy his style of humor or you don't. It looks like a Mike Myers film. It isn't pretending to be anything other than that. Quit yer bitching. Oh, and midget humor is always funny. Always. Weng Weng was Gangsta!
June 12, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST
"I'm British, that makes me automatically hilarious." Love Guru looks DREADFUL. I'd rather see any other movie this summer.
June 12, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
By which i mean Justin Timberlake. Hey, Steve Carrell aint making pussy R&B, so Justin, LEAVE THE COMEDY TO THE PROFESSIONALS. or watch Borat a lot and try your hand at it, i guess.
June 12, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
by Lance Rocke
It's one of those funny expressions you only see in print.
June 12, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST
That's really all I can care about regarding Meyer's. Dana Carvey gotta eat!
June 12, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST
There are a lot of comedians out right now who are a lot funnier then Mike Myers. But for some reason they can/don't want to leave the stand up scene. Stand up comedy is pretty big right now and there are a lot of really funny people out there. Some of the bigger names Oswald/Bribiglia/Jim Gaffigan are not showing up in movies for some reason no one is willing to do something with these guys. Probably because they aren't Dane Cook huge yet. But I am tired of seeing the same old comedians from SNL do the same thing (Murphy/Sandler/Myers/Martin). I think the backlash for The Love Guru is going to be intensified because Zohan just came out, and at least Sandler has two modes and changes it from movie to movie. Myers seems to only make movies about some fish out of water with a funny accent (we get it you wish you were Peter Sellers). Its old, its stale. And the Apatow gang is starting to wear pretty thin (was Knocked Up even a comedy? I laughed…. wait I didn’t laugh at all during that movie) there are turning into the ROM-COM factory (but come on who doesn't want to see Pineapple Express? The premise just hits me right in the BONG (plus the bonus of having a talented director can’t hurt)). Where the fuck is Dave Chapelle? Why can't Sarah Silverman do something? Why was Baby Mama so fucking tame? Why don't people get Tom Green? Why is Steven Wright the most underutilized comedian ever? That’s my problem with Mike Myers comedy. Hopefully this bombs (along with Dave (but bombs don't seem to slow Eddie Murphy down at all????)) and hollywood will look for fresh comedians, and there are more then plenty out there (Doug Benson?) who are ripe for getting a goofy comedy. I bet a lot of these guys have gotten offers, but for cheap fluffy regulated hollywood comedies (Good Luck Chuck) and turned them down on principle (Mitch Hedberg). Oswald got Ratatouille (and Jeff Garlin is getting Wall-E and he is very talented (but admits to doing movies for money (Daddy Day Care)) and hopefully Oswald will get better acting offers (he’s been in a lot of crap (money)) and hopefully he becomes a better actor because he is pretty bad (too bad Ratatouille wasn’t a Dreamworks joint otherwise the voice acting would've been the selling point, not the movie, and maybe he would be a little more famous (but if it was a Dreamworks movie he wouldn't have been a big enough name for them) but he's better off it being Pixar with all the crap he has put his name on )). <P> So maybe these new comedians can’t pick a good script or maybe they aren’t being offered any. All I am saying is that there are more comedians out there not getting a shot. I just hope that Paul F. Tompkins doesn’t become the next big thing (somehow he ended up with a role in TWBB?).
June 12, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST
If he wanted to be really edgy he should have made it the The Love Mullah.
June 12, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST
I'll take Myers over Apatow any day.
June 12, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST
I caught a preview of this a while back and it seemed like so much of this movie was nothing but reworked gags from the Austin Powers flicks. Did you find that as well? For every new joke, he takes five ones from Powers and recycles them. He even took the "Wrong Syl-able" joke from that Paltrow Stewardess movie and found a way to rework it. It totally felt like I saw this movie before, and not the just Peter Sellars version, but also when I saw Austin Powers. Of course it was funny, but didn't you think it was just the same jokes? Seriously?
June 12, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST
by Doctor Cosmic
...and he was explaining how he's part English and was doing his British voice and explaining how he'd talked to someone at a restaurant or something one day in his English accent. And it was the most painful thing I've ever seen. He's a pathetic, washed-up, unfunny guy who long ago let money and fame go to his head. What's left now is a husk of suckitude. He won't make any more movies and will likely end up getting a sitcom for a season down the line. DOc
June 12, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST
<br><Br><Br>So I Married An Axe Murderer is still Myers' best movie.<br><Br><br>
June 12, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST
Yeah thats not gonna happen. Love Guru 2, that'll happen though.
June 12, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST
he got for the twat in the cat suit. Saw 2 mins of it on tv and it was enough. My eyes..my eyes.
June 12, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST
by Charlie Murphy
If this movie makes movie than $15 million opening weekend, i'll be very surprised. it looks really, really, really, REALLY dumb.
June 12, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST
June 12, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST
by Olsen Twins_Fan
As in: "For me, the movie is about blah blah blah." Then, 3 sentences later: "For me, the best thing in the movie is blah blah blah." You are reviewing the movie, Mori. "For me" is implicit preceding every sentence containing your opinion. And if you absolutely have to use the phrase, try to limit it to once per paragraph.
June 12, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST
Talk about appealing to the lowest common denominator. Come on, Mor. First with the horrible defense of Crystal Skull, and now this? Jesus Christ. One need only watch the putrid trailer to realize that this is steamy diarrhea. That part when Verne Troyer goes flying into a hockey net? Wooo hahaha! That's GOTTA hurt! <crickets>
June 12, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST
mike has a good heart though, and as a child inspired by the sixties and early seventies, he wants to pay homage to sellers,make characters and keep a close knit cast of friends and actors in his movies, but where he falls flat is it's all empty.there's no message, no subtley. the things that inspired him were subtley anti-establishment.....and mike's circus is pure 'establishment'. his cast of friends is an empty hollywood circus with nothing to say.
June 12, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST
if mike really likes verne, the BEST thing he could do for him would be to cast him in the next movie- in a completely, normal, midget-humorless role. it would take balls i don't think mike has anymore.
June 12, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST
Remember that piece of shit from the 80s with Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher? Chock full of midgets. I think Kenny Baker was the lead.
June 12, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST
Damn. Some of y'all got real hate issues with Myers. Hell, if it was about not supporting actors who make shitty films, Harrison Ford would be homeless. He had a run of turds for a hot minute there that feels like it lasted a decade. Bottom line: Once this drops, if it's good I go see it. Last I checked Myers had not fucked my girl or owed me money, so I give him the same shot they all get upon opening night.
June 12, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST
meyer's movies and am usually very pleasantly surprised. Probably wait for DVD for this one, but I do with most comedies since most are out three months after the movie is in the theater and usually don't benefit from watching on the big screen vs. my 60 inch HDTV.
June 12, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST
I have to admit that when I saw it, I said the movie was shit and would never watch it. Then finally saw it and of course the first Austin Powers movie was somewhat funny and clever. So I can't totally write off the Love Guru but the trailer on this was is almost as bad as the Zohan one....I hope this does flop just for the crime of an offensively horrible trailer.
June 12, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST
by Rev. Slappy
It's awful and Meyers is incredibly unfunny in it. That movie is an endurance test. See how much you can take before you angrily turn off the tv.
June 12, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST
Because that turned me off just as much if not more than the trailer for "Daddy Day Camp".
June 12, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Myers lost me at "Shrek II".
June 12, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
Zohan, Panda two comedies already out. This comes out against Get Smart a movie where it's trailers get solid laughs from the audience. I like Myers but I have a feeling this movie is going to get rolled over. June all of a sudden has become heavy with movies. Sure there different: Hulk and Happening are two different genre films. But with so many movies coming out someone is going to be left behind and I think it will be Guru.
June 12, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
so people won't blame him for Cat In a Hat and the Shrek franchise.<p>The myth that Myers creates great characters that aren't based on British childrens shows, things he saw on public access or his father: because Goldmember was so well flashed out. Those dutchy dutch bastards being so dutch and shit. And those damn baby eating Fat Bastards. Wow, doesn't everyone just hate self loating fat people and the Dutch? What complex characters.<p>Is everything a damn franchise to this guy? One Austin Powers was enough, One Wayne's world was enough, One Shrek was enough. Enough already, when's the Scotch Tape boutique movie coming out? One of those was enough, too. And the little kid in the bathtub and the hyperactive kid leashed to the playground equipment. Once you tell the joke, we get it. Once is enough.<p>ACtually ten of fifteen minutes of austin Powers was enough, it was a big budget SNL sketch that went on way too long. He has Michael Caine glasses and bad teeth, we get it. the '60s were sexist, we get it. Once Mimi Rogers in a leather Emma Peel jumpsuit was off screen, what was the point of watching it any more?
June 12, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST
trailer just didn't work for me.
June 12, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST
if it turns out to be as funny and memorable as Austen Powers (the original film), then I'll go see it.
I remember first seeing the commercials for Austin Powers -- I thought it looked absolutely atrocious. Horrifically bad. Made me want to retch. When I finally saw it on video (the thing that existed before DVDs - I mean before On Demand) I thought it was hilarious. Seeing the first commercials for the Love Guru, I felt the same sense of revulsion. Yet, now that I've seen a few clips of it, I'm starting to think I may be in for the same surprise. Who am I kidding - I have a 9 month old baby, I'm never seeing this in the theater -- but I have a feeling it might actually be funny.
June 12, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST
watching Dana Carvey try to milk laughter from the audience from the Tonight Show crowd last night. I understand his HBO concert is funny, but to watch a comic play to the crowd so desperately is sad to watch.<p>BTW, I'd like to understand what is this site anyway. Mr. Knowles, you and AICN are synonomous with the movie geek internet explosion over the past decade. I thought it was one of your self-appointed duties to give your views on current movies. So you decide never to see this, based on your reaction to the trailers? "That doesn't look good, I won't bother my time with it.." Ummmm, isn't your "job" to see the good, bad and the ugly?? Too bad Eli Roth didn't direct it.
June 12, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST
Yeah I am at work and its a busy day. Having a hard time collection my thoughts. I am probably more like finky089 above, I just would like to see more comedies. And more comedies that attempt to push the boundries, and Myers and Sandler don't do that. Also Myers spells his damn name wrong, a-hole.
June 12, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST
The scene where Mustafa(played by Will Farrell) takes too long to die was so fucking funny! Then when Austin is fighting in the bathroom stall next to Tom Arnold and yelling "WHO DOES NUMBER TWO WORK FOR?!!" I split my sides laughing.
June 12, 2008, 2 p.m. CST
"nudge, nudge, wink, wink" mode of comedy that is almost vaudvillian in nature. Puns, double entendres, wordplay, silly costumes and make-ups, etc. are quaint and goofy, but are they relevent in a comedy in 2008? I know he was inspired by his late father, but I tink it's time to move on.
June 12, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST
Regardless of what he might think of the premise, or Mike Myers in general... How can Harry, as the head of a MOVIE NEWS site, swear off *ever* seeing this movie? Fanboys get to swear off movies on principle but I don't understand how someone who wants to be taken seriously as a reviewer can do that. Even if for no other reason than to recognize if some other movie recycles the jokes or if there is anything noteworthy about one of the performances.
June 12, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST
And if he loves it and it's a complete shit bomb, he'll finally have the 1,000,000,000 shitty movie on that list of shitty movies he wuv-wuv-wuvs. Meanwhile I don't understand fan backlash against Meyers for doing the same tired routine. Will farrell gets a pass, why not his fellow SNL alumm?
June 12, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST
Sorry that last post ate ass.
June 12, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST
...But Heather Graham, bad? Only in the best way...
June 12, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST
I'll check it out on DVD.
June 12, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST
so I'm looking forward to this
June 12, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST
by Iowa Snot Client
I'm still surprised how much I enjoyed not watching Cat in the Hat.
June 12, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST
I'm always willing to give Mike Myers a shot.
June 12, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST
I'm glad you like it Mori, but your review also said you inherently liked the character. This is where I feel we're on a different level. I get almost angry every time I see the preview where he says "I am his holiness! The Guru Pitka!" Ugh, I'm pissed off that I even had to type that. The whole idea just stinks to me. I like Romany Malco, and I'd like to fornicate with the women in this movie, but I'll stick to my Wayne's World flicks and the first Austin Powers movie. Mike Myers hasn't been funny in 10 years if you ask me. All his bits at the MTV awards were letdowns that ultimately didn't deliver the way you would want Myers to. Even the Wayne's World reunion was fucking lame. Really Mori? This is a good movie?
June 12, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST
for more than 5 minutes at a time.
June 12, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST
then it won't make me laugh even once. I'm with Harry on this, I'm going to avoid this like a Robocop sequel directed by Uwe Boll.
June 12, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST
Oh god... CAN IT?!
June 12, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
..hack is ridiculous. does he have aplace in movies?? I dunno but in his chosen field of music he is far from a no talen hack. I don;t even like his music but only an idiot would say he has no talent. A jealous idiot.
June 12, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
even though he wrote zohan and produced Drillbit Taylor??? or does his involvement only count when the films good??
June 12, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
myers is not.
June 12, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST
I liked the first Austin Powers movie. . . a lot. I still watch it occasionally on cable. But the second one, with its witless fecal and midget jokes, and, more depressingly, it's insistence on repeating nearly every funny joke from the first film, made it immediately apparent just how stale and uninspired Mike Myers really is. My friends disagreed with me at the time, but by the third one, they admitted how pitifully self-cannibalistic the whole ugly mess of his career had become. If some of us act like we personally hate Myers, it's because some of his work has been so painfully unfunny it's insulting. I fucking love a good comedy. Big Lebowski, Office Space, Anchorman, the Airplane films, Dr. Strangelove, hell, even Borat made the top of my ten best list in 2006. But none of those movies make me feel like a moron for laughing at them. Just because you think McDonalds food is crap, doesn't mean you don't "get" burgers, it means you know what a good burger tastes like.
June 12, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST
I agree West's comment, though fundamentally true, was wholly inappropriate. What was telling about the exchange was how terrified Myers looked. "Oh my God he said something controversial!!" His terrified eyes screamed. The man has no balls whatsoever. I would have just started laughing at Kanye, but, then again, I don't think that someone mistaking a stool sample for coffee is the Zenith of human comedy.
June 12, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
Shagged me did NOTHING but recite the first films catch phrases. Goldmember has the big budget self parody and had some new but very uninspired characters and was, frankly, a chore to stay awake through.
June 12, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST
...who refused to see "Borat" as well - one of the funniest movies of last year? His judgment on comedy is questionable. This looks funny in the silliest possible way. It doesn't look like the type of mobir I would watch repeatedly for years to come, but one that might be worth several laughs the first time out.
June 12, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST
My hand moved a little to the right.
June 12, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST
...who's looking forward to the movie, so may I just say...good review.
June 12, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Yeah, they don't exactly get offered big, juicy dramatic roles, but honestly...it's like black actors doing that "shuck & jive" Panicky Black Guy shit. Show some fucking self-respect and say NO when you're offered these demeaning "look at the funny small man!" roles. I'm reminded of Peter Dinklage's hilarious scene in Living In Oblivion, "When was the last time you had a dream with a dwarf in it? *I* don't have dreams with dwarves in them. 'Oh look, it's a dwarf, she must be having a fucking dream...!'"
June 12, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST
Nothing I have seen makes me have interest in seeing this. I like Meyers in certain things (first powers flick, axe murderer), so it is not an anti-myers thing
June 13, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST
but that mini me character makes me want to form midget concentration camps. he wasnt funny in the austin powers movies either.
June 13, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST
IIRC he caught it on DVD and ended up enjoying it. Hell, he even ate crow on hating the new BSG too (even if it took him several years).
June 24, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST
Just saw it last night (sort of)... What a piece of shit! Man, there were folks leaving their seats in droves! I stuck around for maybe half of this steaming pile of monkey-crap, but came to my senses. Avoid this movie please!