Played by: Mike Myers

The Austin Powers franchise was a juggernaut in the late ‘90s, yet by the time the third installment rolled around, all of the novelty had worn off and the movies crossed the line from slapstick humor to just plain irritating. And it was the character of Powers himself that suffered the most in Goldmember.

The accent and sex jokes that once made him such a sensation felt forced and flat this time around, especially since most of the gags were recycled from earlier installments. (It was just as bad when Myers changed to an Indian accent in his racist dud The Love Guru and dropped more stale dick jokes.) The problem with a character like Powers is that he’s incredibly broad, so once the charm wore off, there was nothing to fall back on.