A good YouTube video is one you feel compelled to share with your friends. Unfortunately, the one I just watched promoting THE LOVE GURU isn’t one of those videos. It features Mike Myers (or at least I think it’s him) mouthing the words—Conan O’Brien style—an intro to Pitka's laws of happiness. I didn’t smile once. This doesn’t bode well for the film. Having said that, Austin Powers standing alone isn’t hilarious. It was the trilogy’s supporting characters (Mini-me, Fat Bastard, Dr. Evil) and their interactions with the title character that made the trilogy so iconic. I have no doubt this film will have some memorable supporting characters, at least in the form of Romany Malco and Justin Timberlake’s hockey players. I trust Myers. He is a brilliant comedy writer. So just because this clip is shit, doesn’t mean the movie will be (and don’t judge it by the trailer either!)
Having said all that, Myers' Bible acronym is pretty damn impressive.