Are you ready for the comeback of Canadian funnyman Mike Myers? After 4 or 5 years of preparation, he’s finally about to unleash his latest and most outrageous new character on the world, Indian self-help advisor Pitka aka The Love Guru! No, seriously, this really is the new Mike Myers film. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Myers once sat atop the comedy world with his Austin Powers movies, and now it looks like he’s just out of practice and out of touch. Heck, I remember when Wayne’s World and So I Married an Axe Murderer seemed like some of the funniest movies ever made. But this… well, this just has disaster written all over it.
I want to believe that Myers has something up his sleeve, but the trailer feels like he is desperately trying to avoid acting like Austin Powers or using his Shrek voice (and failing miserably). And can we please just give it up with the Toronto Maple Leafs already?! We get it… you’re Canadian and you like hockey. You mention it in EVERY freaking interview. Now you’re inserting it into a movie where it barely makes any sense? This can’t possibly turn out well. The Love Guru is directed by Marco Schnabel (second unit director on Meet The Parents and Austin Powers in Goldmember), and is co-written by Graham Gordy (War Eagle). You know you’re in trouble when the only thing that can possibly save this movie is Jessica Alba. I think the people I’m most embarrassed for are Justin Timberlake and Romany Malco. What did they get themselves into? The Love Guru hits theatres on June 20th.