It can’t hurt to correct yourself from time to time. Now that I have seen the third Austin Powers movie “Goldmember” again, I have to say that I was wrong. I had written that the parts were getting better in my memory. Well, in my memory maybe, but certainly not in reality. Especially if you watch all three parts close together, you’ll notice that the third part lives mainly from self quotes, which I didn’t find as funny as in the first part. The various cameos are still highlights, but otherwise I found “Goldmember” unfortunately only quite nice. Perhaps it’s also because Austin plays a much more subdued part, and he (along with Dr. Evil) was always the actual funny thing about the films for me. Besides Austin’s moments of brilliance, I could get over more questionable things like the Fat Bastard. Now other things carry more weight. Without humorous highlights, the pee-poo humor with a disgust factor unfortunately bothers me more today than it did when I first saw it almost 20 years ago. The first Austin Powers movie was much more harmless in that respect and maybe that’s why it has aged better? Well, what comedy still works as well today as it did when it was released?
Austin once again has a new sidekick in Goldmember: Foxxy Cleopatra, sympathetically played by Beyoncé. Crooked Dice also have a miniature of her on offer, which I painted right away. She’s not just a nice take on the original. I was also happy to paint in different colors than usual. It was fun and I like the result very much.
Now I really need a Dr. Evil, preferably with mini clone. I haven’t found a suitable figure yet. If you have an idea: Gladly always here with it!