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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.…
Film #23 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
Task 23/30: A spoof film
"I have an even better idea. I'm going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death."
That quote by Dr. Evil, the deliciously scheming villain, can give you an estimate of where writer/star/co-producer Mike Myers is heading to with his classic '90s take on swinging '60s (mostly-British, as inspired by the 007 franchise) spy flicks. But Myers' goal is more ambitious than just a deconstructive approach, and the comedy is filled with imaginative ideas throughout. As the initial adventure in a trilogy, however, Austin Powers gives its eponymous hero a rather perfectible start; let's remember, though, Dr. No was a…
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.
1) Having a character speak to someone that’s falling asleep is such a clever screenwriting tactic. Two films that come to mind that I recently resaw include After Hours and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. It’s not a voice over. And, it’s not an awkaward monologue. It lets the character say how they feel and have a moment to themselves.
2) Meta-comedy can get tiresome after a while. If it just points out tropes and cliches its not really 'that' funny. But, what's so special here is that, for example, its done to further character relationships. (i.e. b/w Dr. Evil and his son.)
Pour out a 40 oz. for my childhood.
Une demande spéciale d'A., qui était curieuse de revoir ce film. De mon côté, je ne l'avais jamais vu, bien que j'en aie vu des extraits sur l'écran du téléviseur qui se trouvait dans le club vidéo où je travaillais en 1997.
Bon... Que dire ? C'est très, très léger. Aujourd'hui, ça semble inoffensif et quelque peu mièvre. L'humour hésite entre les facilités qu'on pouvait imaginer (sexe et corporalité), les références (brefs intermèdes visuels entre deux séquences), la parodie (le méchant qui flatte son chat) et le décalage temporel (ce qui était "in" en 1967 ne l'est plus en 1997). Tous ces pôles sont traités de façon superficielle ou grossis jusqu'à un point de non retour (le torse poilu de Mike Myers...), le film se termine donc avec une impression de fast-food et de tiédeur. Je m'y attendais un peu. Au moins, à 91 minutes, ça ne s'éternise pas et il y a quelques jolis décors et musiques.
I liked it as a kid, but as I grew up and saw a lot more innuendos and now I think it's brilliant!
Weirdly avant-garde, canned.
Mike Meyers is pitch-perfect though.
The pathos in Austin's arc and Liz Hurley's incredibly grounding performance is really what makes this perfect comedy special.
this was fun, but not really that funny
I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…