Movie and Film Reviews (MFR) Action,Comedy Austin Powers:International Man of Mystery (1997)

Austin Powers:International Man of Mystery (1997)

Austin Powers is an action /comedy staring Mike Myers (Austin Powers & Dr. Evil).  Other key characters were played by Elizebeth Hurley(Vanessa Kensington) , Micheal York (Basil Exposition), Mimi Rogers (Mrs. Kensington), Robert Wagner (Number 2), and Seth Green (Scott Evil).  The Movie starts out in the 1960’s when Austin Powers decides to be cryogenicly frozen after finding out his arch nemisis, Dr. Evil, has already done so.  This will enable him to be ready to take on Dr. Evil when the time is right. 

 It is not until the 1990’s that it is necessary to unfreeze Austin Powers after it is discovered that Dr. Evil has returned. Austin is forced to learn how to live life in the 90’s because he sees that the world has changed alot in 30 years. You’ll of course hear great jokes based on his confusion relative to how the world changed in his absence as well as very funny suggestive/risque /vulger jokes. Dr. Evil comes back to find out in his absence while being frozen, his company has become a multi-billion dollar business. He also discovers that his henchmen took the time to create his son with test tubes since they were unsure if he would return. Dr. Evil plans to use his Vulcan Drill to cause all vocanos to erupt and bury the world in magma unless the world pays him 100 billion dollars. It is up to Austin Powers to foil this plan.

This film does a great job of capturing the essence of two different decades with its set and costume design, and music selection. This movie is a great James Bond parody. The disfuctional relationship theme involving Dr. Evil and his teenage son was well developed and interwoven throughout the story adding great humor to the movie.  

I would say this is a must see film which has great laughs, with entertaining and ground ground breaking humor for its time, “Yeah Baby”! If you like crude humor, this is the movie for you. This movie has great rewatch value. It remains funny no matter how many times you watch it.

1 thought on “Austin Powers:International Man of Mystery (1997)”

  1. Nice review. I have to agree with you on the costume design and music choices for the different time periods. Hilarious as well, obviously. Two thumbs up!

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