Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5
USA, 1999. New Line Cinema, Eric’s Boy, Moving Pictures, Team Todd. Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers. Cinematography by Ueli Steiger. Produced by John S. Lyons, Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd. Music by George S. Clinton. Production Design by Rusty Smith. Costume Design by Deena Appel. Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher, Jon Poll.
Funnier sequel to the original is basically the same movie but with better jokes. Mike Myers is once again the trussed-up superspy who is sent back in time to the 1960s to stop the powerful Dr. Evil (also Myers) from stealing Powers’ Mojo and taking over the world (he runs Starbucks as a cover operation). Heather Graham is the new love interest and co-spy, not nearly as effective as Elizabeth Hurley (who has a small appearance in this one) was in the original. There are more laughs to keep the balloon from ever touching the ground during this bouncy comedy, but it also lacks the stylish class the original was doing such a good job of parodying.
Academy Award Nomination: Best Makeup
Golden Globe Award Nomination: Best Original Song (“Beautiful Stranger”)