I have not seen The Love Guru, but this is certainly in the running for worst comedy film of all time. I only watched it because it was the only movie showing in the town I was in that I hadn't seen and I wanted to see a movie. I should have stared a wall instead. It is aggressively mean-spirited and cruel - a toxic level of delusional self-regard. Not only is it not funny, it is really, really loathsome.
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.