Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 37 years old.
As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the '90s? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington, he just might.
Incredible comedy. Groundbreaking, high concept, colorful, still funny almost 20 years later. I could watch Myers trying to turn that little car around in the narrow hallway forever. It's amazing how prescient the film is too. Number two gives a short speech about corporations replacing nations 2 years before Fight Club and Dr. Evil exclaims "there's nothing more pathetic than an aging hipster". Smart, well scripted humor delivered by exceedingly talented comedic actors.
The last 15 years have tried to convince us comedy is nothing but forced improv and gay panic jokes from hopelessly self aware man children. Fuck all that. I miss when you used to have to write jokes and construct characters instead of riff while playing yourself. Movies like this and the Naked Gun make you realize what lazy, pandering crap stuff like Neighbors is. Please come back Mike Myers.
Every time I revisit Austin Powers, I love it more. It wasn't until this viewing, however, that I noticed how technically great it was. The whites and grays of Dr. Evil's lair perfectly juxtapose the extravagant colors of Austin Powers. There are so many borrowed techniques and homages to other films from the 60's and 70's that Roach and Myers bring to the table, in addition to the great Bond references. In fact, the more Bond films I watch (I've only seen a handful), the more I want to go back to Powers and notice things.
This is one of the greatest parodies ever and, if you didn't love it the first time around, I urge you to watch it again. The music, the jokes, and the overall style of the film make for a really enjoyable experience. Jay Roach says it best on the commentary track: "Style can be funny".
Never would i ever have thought that i could be attracted to Austin Powers.
Everybody is seeing Insurgent and I'm just here like...
I really liked "Austin Powers" back when it came out. I ended up seeing it so many times, not all by choice, that I nearly ruined it for myself.
Now, as the years have past (a decade, at least), I decided to sit down and revisit the International Man of Mystery. I find myself in the same boat as a lot of other reviewers of the film, citing nostalgia for the movie above most other things. Yeah, it's still funny, but not like it was. There are few movie parodies that I find even remotely funny, so this still ranks up pretty high on the list. I still like the characters, the music and shenanigans, the frickin' "lasers". Unfortunately, I…
#61 in my 99 90's Movies month.
I told you America was going through a big European / British thing in the mid-late-90's. Why? I have a theory. It's basically because we knew the 80's-nostalgia phase was on the horizon and, secretly, we all wanted pop music to come back and be as big as rap/hip-hop was; certainly the dominating force in music itself in post-grunge, pre-"alternative" 1995. Enter: Clueless and Mtv's The Real World: London. (Both Viacom properties, for info's sake.) Both trendy pioneers in predicting how much we would soon admit we'd been unwittingly crushing on Euro-pop since the rise of the Pearl Jam's and Alice in Chains's. As it turns out, England had been keeping pop warm…
Enough laughs to fill two movies, this spot on send up of the classic Bond series of films, grew for me the more educated I became on the spy genre. However, even without any of the cultural context, this comedy works and stands out among the very best comedies of the decade.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery the first in the Austin Powers series, is a just about good film and make's for a comedy with all the trademarks you can expect from such a film. Quite funny and give's off some good laughs for you, but also provides a fairly good spy film as well just like a James Bond but with much funnier humour than even Roger Moore. I'll tell below why I think it is a good film.
The story is solid and as I said a good spy film and with Dr Evil being one of the most famous and most funny villains in film, you can't help just feel good whilst watching it. The film has…
A comedy of Shaggidelic proportions, the first 10 minutes of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery were he most 60's-tastic thing I've ever seen in my life. And it was amazing. Of course the movie has places to go, so we wind up in the present day (1997). The jokes, although occasionally hysterical, are extremely hit-or-miss and the movie mostly specializes in the low-brow poops, pees, and raunchy jokes. I'm not going to act all full of myself and pretend to be better than a poop joke, because they can be pretty hilarious at the right time. But the humor in this movie sometimes wasn't spot on. There's and extended sequence where the joke is the sound of a guy…
We’ve been trying pepper the James Bond marathon with some faintly relevant films, and realised it’d been years since we last saw Austin Powers. Not since it came out, in fact.
Mike Myers stars as the hero Austin Powers, a 1960s super spy, frozen in time and in defrosted in 1997 to confront his nemesis, Dr. Evil.
This is perhaps the most well-known spy-spoof out there, and it’s hard to look at it with fresh eyes. It parodies famous Bond tropes but in doing so manages to be one of the most original comedies of the last 20 years.
Its catchphrases and quirks have become so ingrained in pop culture that people quote this film without realising.
There’s a couple…
Austin Powers is a hilarious spoof film and it has a really funny concept.
Pasan los años y algunos de los chistes se quedan viejos (que lejos quedan ya los 90), pero por otro lado la mezcla de humor absurdo, chistes guarros y parodia de Bond sigue funcionando en mi a la perfección. Hora y media de risas, no puedo pedir mas.
Embarrassing admission one: I didn't realise that this was a James Bond parody until a couple of years ago.
Embarrassing admission two: I actually find this film really funny, in spite of all its crude moments.
Letter Grade: C+
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This one like the other two doesn't quite hold up like it did when I was a teenager or even in my early twenties. It's still a decent comedy. The thing I love about these films are the characters created. Mike Myers crafted Austin Powers and Dr. Evil who are iconic characters in comedy. You really forget that Myers is the man playing the two. I always look at this one as a glorified SNL skit and not really a film. Still it is a film and an enjoyable one at that. Sometimes the humor is too stupid for me and as I get older it seems more stupid. It's hard not to have some fun though with Austin and Dr. Evil.
Highly entertaining Bond spoof!...
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Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 37 years old.
I'm biased obviously by the fact that I've watched mostly English-language movies from the last few decades at this point.
Shamelessly robbed from that Adam Cook.
I can't be arsed ranking mine and, like with his, I do like some…