In 1997, Mike Myers created one of the most unique and unforgettable characters ever to appear on the big screen: Austin Powers.
In Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, Austin Powers ( Mike Myers) is internationally known as a spy in the 1960s. When his nemesis, Dr. Evil (also Mike Myers) is frozen, Austin is frozen. Warmed up and woken up 30 years later, he finds that the world has changed. His former partner, Mrs. Kensington (Mimi Rogers) has long since retired. But her daughter, Vanessa (Elizabeth Hurley) has followed in the family business. Dr. Evil has also woken up and is eager to continue on where he left off. It’s up Austin and Vanessa to stop Dr. Evil once more.
This movie is the perfect send off of the just a little too serious James Bond movies of the 1960’s. While respecting the groundwork that the James Bond series created, Myers also delivers a perfectly timed pie in the face satire of the spy movies of the era. After 17 years, this movie still holds it’s own.
I recommend it.