Saturday, April 13, 2024

Mike Myers in a New Austin Powers? Say It Isn’t So

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Reports in the last few days that Mike Myers may revive Austin Powers and Dr. Evil one more time. Please, Mike, say it isn’t so. Three “Austin Powers” movies were enough. The last one was in 2002. Let’s move on. Everything that could be accomplished in that series has been done. Myers has been adrift for a long time. His “Love Guru” in 2008 was much loathed. He was supposed to do a “Sprockets” movie, but it never materialized. Myers is a clever writer, certainly he can think of something better than another dredging of the “Austin Powers” well. Shagadelic seems like such a loooong time ago. And the thought of Austin and Dr. Evil going into the 70s or worse, the 80s, is not enticing at all. “Disco” Austin? Mullet “Austin”? Austin meets “Wayne’s World”? Yeesh.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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