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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
If he were any cooler, he'd still be frozen, baby!
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.
In my Austin Powers-loving youth, this to me was the weakest of the series and while I watched the sequels countless times, I saw this maybe three or four.
Watching it now, it's aged quite well. About 60% of the jokes hit and there is some really ingenious stuff on display here. It's patchy and immature at times, but mostly it's a well-crafted spoof on the spy genre, with Mike Myers killing it in his lead roles. Never been much of a fan of Austin Powers the character, but his Dr Evil is one of cinema's finest comic creations.
Definitely groovier than I remember.
Everybody is seeing Insurgent and I'm just here like...
"You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!"
The one 'Austin Powers' movie I've watched the least turns out to be the one 'Austin Powers' movie I love the most.
Having watched 'The Spy Who Shagged Me' and 'Goldmember' on a much more frequent basis through my childhood and adolescence, and having found those sequels to actually be less and less funny as the years go by, it's a nice surprise to find that those sequels did spring from a first movie that holds up better than its successors.
The core idea behind these films' existence in the first place - i.e. them being spoofs of…
Még mindig ökörség az egész. De továbbra is szerethető.
One of those dumb comedies that I will never not enjoy watching. Turn your brain off and just have a great time with this one.
Too self indulgent and not nearly as funny as it should've been! I did however slightly smile very occasionally, so it deserves at least one star
this movie is deceptively clever. it has so many great elements
I could have done without either of the sequels because every joke is just a retread of the original, but there are enough laughs to give this a slight recommendation. Dr. Evil is really the show here, though.
Saw this as a kid, and upon a rewatch, I still love it. Just a weird, zany comedy laced with old Bond references. Entertaining the entire way through, even with the sometimes drawn-out jokes.
Eine der witzigsten und prägendsten Comedys für mich. War seiner Zeit definitiv voraus
Let’s just say that it’s not really aged well.
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