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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair. I have gathered here before me the world's deadliest assassins, and yet each of you has failed to kill Austin Powers. That makes me angry. And when Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset... people DIE!
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In the 1960's Austin Powers is one of the UK's best secret agents. He
works as an international playboy who also fights international
terrorists. However when Dr Evil tries fails to kill him, Dr Evil
escapes into space where he is frozen until a time when he can return.
Austin Powers also freezes himself to be defrosted later. In the late
90's Dr Evil returns to wreck havoc on the world and only a defrosted
Powers can stop him if he can adapt to the new world order.
Mike Myers is very much an acquired taste but he did seem to hit it big
with this series of films. The original film set the tone with not very
basic jokes but certainly plenty of crude ones. The main film is split
between a fish out of water film, with Austin trying to come to terms
with the 90's, and also a James Bond spoof with Dr Evil as a more
frustrated Bond baddie (complete with cat and bald head). The fish out
of water stuff works well as Austin is a funny swinger and the 60's
stuff is cool, however the best bits for me all relate to Dr Evil
whether it be his relationship with his son or the asides where the see
the consequences of the death of his henchmen. The spoof on Bond movies
gets the best laughs from me.
Myers is good in both roles and clearly has fun with both. Hurley is OK
but a bit wooden as Vanessa while Robert Wagner is good as number one.
Michael York (whoooooo?) is good as control and there are some good
cameos Rob Lowe is funny but I still don't understand why the whole
Christian Slater bit was put in the final cut?!
Overall it may be rude and slightly crude in places but there's still
plenty to enjoy. It's 90 minutes long but it's very funny and rushes
by. You may not remember much of the plot but at least you go away
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