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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.
A hilarious tribute to James Bond, the swinging British comedies of the late '60s, Peter Sellers, and its star's dad, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" is a comic gem. A crushed velvet combination of reverent parody, verbal cleverness, and self-effacing wit, the film boasts a pitch perfect leading man, memorable gags, and a deliciously infectious energy.
Revolving around Mike Meyers' unfortunately-toothed secret agent, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" follows its titular super spy on a journey from the 1960s to the 1990s thanks to some well-placed cryogenic technology. On the trail of the nefarious Dr. Evil, the titular super spy takes on culture shock and the bad guys during a quest to save the empire.
Myers' story takes…
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.
The swinging 60s has the grooviest Austin Powers with his irresistable charm and dashing looks, Dr. Evil is his bald nemesis that wants to rule the world. Both are frozen and their destination is the 90s with it's new and uncommon vibe, I already hear the 90s kids complaining about their cartoons being better. Austin is assigned with a new partner that doesn't find him attractive while Dr. Evil's plan falls out of the radar. The joke here is that they become lost in their time. It's sad but a reminder that things can get out of style.
You don't need to be framiliar with the James Bond franchise but I guess it adds more humor. Austin Powers and Dr.…
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.
"Well hi, do I know you?"
"No, but that's where you are. You're there..."
Justo después de que se reviviera a James Bond y el mismo año que una de sus películas, llega Mike Myers a burlarse de las películas de espías. La cinta en sí no es muy inteligente, pero su tontera es muy chistosa e infecciosa.
i have seen this probably more than any other film because its my mum's favourite so i watched it a lot as a kid
every time i re-watch it i notice i have more problems with it
i'm just curious who mike myers is a person you know?
the funniest scene is still when will ferrel gets "very badly burnt" but maybe this is all really racist too, but then i guess its a parody of james bond yeah i dunno
because the love guru exists this is why i'm more interested in mike myers as a person
It's hard to watch these Powers movies in a vacuum without being annoyed by the zeitgeist catchphrases that have clouded its legacy. Still though, there are lots of great moments (opening dance sequence, bathroom with Tom Arnold, Evil family going to counseling, steamroller, 20 point cart turn), and Dr. Evil is probably Myers most hilarious creation.
"I want sharks with FRIGGIN LASER BEAMS"
This movie is hilarious, watch it now along with the other two movies in the trilogy
Just watched this for the first time since it came out. It's shitty and funny idc
" Good night, Austin. Welcome to the 90s. You're going to be very lonely."
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is about Austin Powers who freezes himself in a cyrogenic chamber to make sure that he will be around to fight Dr. Evil why he returns.
Eventually he gets unfrozen in 1996 and the rest of the film is him coping with how different things are from the 60s: Less sex, not having a relationship with more than one person etc.
This film is full to the brim with sex jokes and yeah, I am very childish so I might have laughed at a few of them. But they needed to spread them out more sparingly. I can stomach…
Nostalgia doesn't hold up.
So behind Sam Jackson with 37 films, ive got Will Ferrell with 35. Why? You may ask. Well, i have…
1. A film featuring Rutger Hauer!
2. A film featuring a car wash or someone washing a car!