Austin Powers (International Man of Mystery)

"Wait, Vanessa, I can explain. You see, I was looking for Dr. Evil when the Fembots came out and smoke started coming out of their jomblies. So I started to work my mojo, to counter their mojo; we got cross-mojulation, and their heads started exploding." - Austin Powers

release year: 1997
genre: spy comedy
viewing setting: home DVD 1/28/17 and 1/30/13

synopsis: Thirty years ago, top British secret agent Austin Powers froze himself so that he could come back when his nemesis Dr. Evil returned. Well, it's happened, and he has to stop Dr. Evil's new plots...if, that is, Austin can successfully adapt to modern times.

impressions: This movie was mostly about Austin trying to adjust to modern life, and the comedic chaos thereof. It was mostly goofy, a parody of the various James Bond movies. There were some funny moments and lines, but it was no Airplane!.

something this movie has that no other movie has: random goofy British song-and-dance bits

acting: Mike Myers is the 1960s-style British super-agent who has to deal with the fact that everything he was all about has changed. He has a dual role, since he also plays Dr. Evil. Elizabeth Hurley is simply stunning as the agent assigned to help him. Robert Wagner is Dr. Evil's super-serious right-hand man, and Seth Green is his son.

final word: Fairly amusing, though it might appeal more to the older crowd.

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