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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.
Cinematic comfort food.
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.
One of my favourite comedies of all time.
Ninety minutes of pure fun and enjoyment. Watching it last night I wasn't sure how well it would hold up given I haven't seen it in probably a decade, but I still think the Austin Powers films are some of the best comedies of the past 25 years. Admittedly I'm probably somewhat biased given that they are direct homages to the James Bond series, of which I am a huge fan, but I think they stand well on their own nonetheless. Mike Myers does a great job between his two roles and writing the film. It's very light and goofy and a lot of fun.
Cinematic comfort food.
It's only a matter of time before this comes back into our consciousness with a vengeance.
Still the occasional funny moment or line, but my god, it's not aged well.
A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.
''The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in…
Apenas palavras não podem descrever o nível da idiotice desse filme.
Oh Mike Myers, pq vc sumiu?
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 do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…
1. A film featuring Rutger Hauer!
2. A film featuring a car wash or someone washing a car! ✓