Petition regarding Austin Powers 3

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  1. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    For some reason some no-talent "performers" like Brittany Spears are supposed to appear in the next Austin Powers movie. Here's a petition people can sign to protest this.
    http://www.petitiononline.com/austin3/petition.html
    If fan uproar can get NSync removed from Star Wars, hopefully the same can be done for Austin Powers.
     
  2. JoeDelan

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    Dude, Austin Powers is all about Eye Candy...That is all Brittany will be, Eye Candy...
     
  3. Rob_C

    Rob_C Stunt Coordinator

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    Austin Powers is a comedy. Therefore we can laugh at Brittany.
     
  4. Mitty

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    Of course, one CAN always voice their dissent by not going to see the movie.
    Sorry, but I have a strong opinion that fanboys should have no say in the decision making process when it comes to making movies.
    That someone has made the effort to organize this is further proof that we, as a species, will complain long after we've run out of things to complain about.
     
  5. Tom-G

    Tom-G Screenwriter

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    Very well spoken Mitty.

    If something like this bothers you that much, then don't bother seeing it. It's not like anyone is forcing to watch the movie.
     
  6. Jason Seaver

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    Is there a petition for this one to be, you know, funny?
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    (Hey, I loved the first one. Just made the sequel hurt all the more)
     
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    Is there a petition somewhere I can sign so I don't have to watch the godawful trailer for AP3 every time I go to see LOTR? [​IMG]
     
  9. MickeS

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    I hoped it was a petition to stop the movie from being shown. AP2 and the teaser trailer for AP suggest that this is another piece of crap. Big deal if Britney Spears is in it. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
  10. Keith Mickunas

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    Jeez Keith, What has Brittany ever done to you?
    "No talent bimbo"? She may not be your cup of tea, or mine, but I acknowledge she does indeed have talent.
    I just don't get some of this hatred hurled at performers simply because you don't like them.
    Sorry, but I agree that these type of complaints, like the NSYNC one are laughably silly.[​IMG][​IMG]
    Anyone else think we should start a petition to stop these kind of petitions?[​IMG]
     
  12. Chris

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    It could be very funny. Hell, why not use her 10 minutes of fame, doesn't that help a comedy? I mean, hell, Airplane had a girl run through topless just so you could see her breasts.. why would that be different then having Brittany Spears hang around.. it's just picking on her as a prop because she's brittany spears.

    Using people as props because of their stardom is the root of tons of movies. See any of the "Canonball Run" flicks and so on and so on. Hell, how do you think Lonnie Anderson made a career?

    Hell, I say let Brittany get in there and get laughed at. I'm all up for it.

    Then again, I guess we could go back and protest the use of Bo Derek or Brooke Shields who were just picked up for their commercial sex appeal. Damn those producers!

    (then again, I didn't see what was wrong with using Nsync for exploding props in SW. Hell, blow them up over and over. I'll sit and watch. Might have made the DVD a guaranteed buy)
     
  13. Terrell

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    I'm just gonna go and laugh my ass off. I realize that these films are slapstick and aren't supposed to be all that great.
     
  14. Morgan Jolley

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    On the plus side, Beyonce Knowles is in AP3, and she is both eye-candy and talent (she did some stupid MTV movie for TV, but she can act at least!).

    Then again, I just hope that the film doesn't become a bunch of celebrity walk-ons and stupid jokes.
     
  15. Seth Paxton

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    She will probably being doing the same things as Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson wouldn't you think?
    BTW, it will be me and Terrell alone at the theater for AP3 opening night, arguing about SW vs FOTR till the trailers are over. [​IMG]
     
  16. Mark Palermo

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    Complaining about N'Sync in Star Wars is a lot different than complaining about Ms. Spears in Austin Powers. The Star Wars films strive for a timelessness (or, at least that's what the fans want), while the Austin Powers films spoof contemporary pop culture. They are strictly "of the moment." This petition is as useless as protestingZsa Zsa Gabor's appearance in the opening credits of Naked Gun 2.5 on the grounds that she's a no-talent hack.

    Mark
     
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  18. Seth Paxton

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    BTW, is it just me or does anyone else thing that the Austin Powers Dr. Evil theme is the best Bond song ever, and it's not even a Bond song.

    "Eviillll, evil is his one and only naammmme...."
     
  19. Terrell

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    Yep! It is definitely a great theme song. And better than most actual Bond themes. As for the next James Bond film, I'll be there because Halle Berry is in it.[​IMG]
     
  20. DanR

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    Hey Seth and Terrell, I too laughed my ass off at the AP3 trailer. I'm anticipating this more than Star Wars. The second movie, while initially a "let down", has really grown on me and I might even like it just as well as the first one. The Springer show spoof is just awesome.

    I agree, give me the juvenile jokes, toilet/body humor, and a big dose of Dr. Evil screwing things up and I'll be laughing my ass off all through the movie.

    And yes, I also love the Dr. Evil theme song.

    Regards,

    Dan
     

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