The third instalment in the series, Austin Powers in Goldmember is
an excellent addition to the wonderful films that have gone before
it. Considering the great response to the first two movies, the team
had their work cut out for them in coming up with something that
would either match or top their previous work and still delight the
audiences. Whilst certainly not topping previous efforts, Goldmember
has a good crack at it and for the most part succeeds with some
Once again star Mike Myers has got his work cut out for him, playing
the parts of all the major characters: Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat
Bastard and new villain Goldmember who naturally enough has such a
fixation with gold that he dipped his genitalia into molten gold!
Hailing from Holland, Goldmember also has the disgusting habit of
taking the skin that is constantly peeling from him and eating it.
Where they got that idea from, I'll never know, but it sure as hell
is stomach churning whilst hilarious.
Beyonce Knowles is the stunning Foxxy Cleopatra, the love interest
in this instalment and also in real life one of the girls in
supergroup Destiny's Child. This film introduces Knowles to the
movies and certainly does her credit as her character exudes
sassiness and sexiness throughout and she is a good partner for
Myers. Hopefully we'll see more of her either reprising this role or
The disc is chock full of goodness for the Blu-ray aficionado and
provides comprehensive behind the scenes and making of featurettes.
There is a also a very insightful audio commentary from Mike Myers
and director Jay Roach. The movie itself has wonderful quality
picture and audio and sound buffs should go absolutely nuts over it
with the disc supporting Dolby True HD 5.1. Needless to say, on
Blu-ray, it's definitely a huge improvement over the DVD version.
There are also a number of music videos that will tickle most
people's fancy, chances are the most played will be the shameless
take on Jay Z's Hard Knock Life by Dr. Evil and Mini Me. It's
hilarious and a wonderful touch.
Despite the extensive extras given on the disc, it's a shame that
they couldn't have been a little longer than the sparse 2-4 minutes
each that most of them actually run for. They are informative and
humorous and a wonderful addition to a pretty cool disc. Fans of the
series look out for this one; Austin is back and he's bringing home
the mojo baby! Yeah!