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Has Mike Myers Lost His Touch?

Mike Myers's The Love Guru hits theaters today, and so far the reviews have been flat-out awful. Check out what Buzz has to say here. It's his first non-animated movie in years, but his last film, The Cat and the Hat, wasn't received that well either. So tell us — do you think Mike has lost his touch?


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rpenner rpenner 9 years
I agree with stephley and jasmint. But I think Mike Myers can redeem himself. He is a funny man. One poster said something about pulling a Jim Carrey and doing a serious role - I'm not so sure I agree with that one.
hottinpink9021 hottinpink9021 9 years
I didn't want to see the Love Guru becaue the trailer was horrible. I didn't even think about laughing once. And Jessica Alba's last comedy (Good Luck Chuck) absolutly sucked! She should stick to more serious movies. I liked her the best in Honey and Into the Blue.
Zarah Zarah 9 years
i saw Love Guru last night at a packed theatre and everyone laughed their butts off for the entire film.
Lavinie Lavinie 9 years
i agree with everyone - mike meyers is a funny man - and his older films like austin powers (the first 2 NOT the 3rd) and married an axe murderer were great movies. but it seems like it is time for a new type of film. your right jasmint - the audience wants to see a different type of movie. and i feel you can see in movies like this one that he's trying a little bit toooo hard- especially by adding "young hollywood" types to appeal to a certain genre.. he needs to stop, think , and reinvent himself.
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
I agree with californiagirlx7. He definitely isn't the problem in this one. He is really funny, as is proved in talk show interviews or the MTV Movie Awards, but maybe the movies he's picking these days don't do him justice.
krisua krisua 9 years
What touch?! He's never had it!
wicca_08 wicca_08 9 years
Too bad the casting is not that good. Jessica Alba and Justin?
prrrtykittie prrrtykittie 9 years
I thought he was crap from the beginning. Austin Powers was probably the best thing he did, and it was awful at best.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I really like Mike Myers and its nice that he doesn't make comedies where they say "fuck" all of the time (although I do like some of those movies, especially the ones by Judd Apatow, sometimes its just not necessary to curse that much). However I don't really want to see The Love Guru, mainly because Jessica Alba's in it, but I think Mike Myers isn't the problem. I still think he's hilarious.
XpsX XpsX 9 years
honestly i don't care that much no interest in this movie
darlene darlene 9 years
I think he can redeem himself
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
I really didn't want to see this because of Jessica Alba (sorry honey), but my friend forced me to go see it with her and it had it's moments, but I agree. Still think he's smart enough to get himself back in the game.
Cherylish Cherylish 9 years
I agree, he hasn't come out with anything good in awhile. Shrek was good and so was Austin Powers at first but even those got old. The third one sucked. I agree that he should follow Jim Carrey's footsteps and attempt to do something more serious. All of Mike Meyers characters are exactly the same and I think anyone who is past the age of 10 is over all the potty humor. Seeing The Love Guru wouldn't even cross my mind.
penny1614 penny1614 9 years
the movie looks completely stupid, and im totally sick of mike meyers.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
He is funny in person still, he just makes poor choices on what movies to make.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 9 years
Jessica Alba strikes another blow to Hollywood. And yet, she will still get roles... I agree with the posters at the start who said these movies are passe now.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that we all have to remember that every great actor can't be great all the time. i'm sure that he'll come out with something wonderful again. patience!
cmorgan321 cmorgan321 9 years
I think it's important to remind ourselves that so far this summer almost all film critics and reviewers have apparently grown an immense resentment of their jobs. These critics have obviously been voicing cries of help for career changes through their reviews. They talk so much about how they didn't like, but offer no explanation as to why the films aren't worth watching (from a perspective other than pure opinion). They give no basis or evidence for their opinions (they would call them arguments, but you can't call it an argument when you don't give any support to your position).
Mali01 Mali01 9 years
This movie simply doesn't appeal to me. The first Austin Powers was genius. The last two were just blatant attempts to cash in. The reason Austin Powers worked was because we had a reference - James Bond - and he made fun of a lot of the stereotypes and arcane misogynistic undertones. It was satire - pointing out that how can a James Bond exist in a world of AIDS, the feminist movement, distrust of government agencies, etc. This love guru movie - there's no reference unless it's Dr. Phil or something. And if it was supposed to be like a Dr. Phil / Deepak Chopra thing, the costume shouldn't have been so stupid / offensive. It reminds me of Ricky Gervais on Extras when he got a show because he had a funny wig, glasses, and a catch phrase and the networks thought that was all people wanted to see. Even he didn't think it was funny and was ashamed to be on the show. I think Mike Myers is really funny, but I can't justify $15 to take the risk that it's worth it.
mini_pixie mini_pixie 9 years
I agree, stephley, they don't have anyone to edit them down and it just gets ridiculous. Eddy Murphy's like that too - I like him much better in other people's projects than his own (Norbit vs. Trading Places, anyone?). Even Mel Brooks's best movie (IMHO) is Young Frankenstein, and that is great because he had Gene Wilder to balance him out & not let him go overboard.
rachi99 rachi99 9 years
I have to say that I thought Mike Myers was better when he did short sketch comedy (SNL). To me, his characters just become tiresome when stretched out to full feature length.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
I want to see him play a normal but still hilarious person. wayne's world ftw!
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 9 years
LOL emily - my husband and I still quote from that movie. Head - pillow - now! :) I love the Skrek movies -- so I think his time is over as a live character actor, but not as a voice actor.
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 9 years
I think most of America is over him and all of his characters tend to be the same in every movie (other than Shrek). I think he should pull a Jim Carrey and try doing a more serious movie role... if he can find the right part... I think people would definitely want to see that. I would anyways.
Woop Woop 9 years
In complete agreement with jasmint. BTW, the part in the LG commercial where he says, "I would invite you but I know you have your meeting with the lollipop guild" is annoying and so not funny.
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