Casting Michael Caine as Austin's father was probably the best idea since casting Sean Connery as Indy's father. Otherwise, the least satisfying installment that feels too hyperactive at times. What was not recycled in the part 2, it sure is in this one. None the less, it's hard to ignore the charm that returning cast brings - which leads to a conclusion where one can hope for further continuation of this franchise.
Starts with a fun parody of what would happen if Austin Powers was a bigger budgeted Hollywood production directed by Steven Spielberg and the screen cameos here were hilarious. Beyonce Knowles is surprisingly good and has a feisty Pam Greer exploitation vibe over her. Sadly, the film overuse both Myers and the numerous celebrity cameos and it implodes in it's own navel-gazing.
I feel like Goldmember (the character) is simultaneously underrated and overrated. He's what happens when you let Mike Myers do whatever the fuck he wants, but the fame hadn't gone completely to his head yet.