Austin Powers International Man of Mystery
Synopsis: It's a smashing shagadelic party as Mike Myers (Wayne's World 1 & 2, So I Married an Axe Murderer) and Elizabeth Hurley (Dangerous Ground) star in this non-stop, hilarious comedy-adventure.
Frozen in the 60's, secret agent Austin Powers (Myers) is thawed back into action to once again battle his arch-enemy Dr. Evil. With his sexy sidekick Ms. Kensignton (Hurley), Austin must stop Dr. Evil's outrageous plot to control the world. But first, this time-warped swinger must get hip quick and discover that there's no free love in the 90's!
Rating: PG-13 For Nudity, Sex Related Dialogue And Humor.
Run Time: 90 Minutes
Director: Jay Roach
Dvd Extra's: Language English or French. Subtitles English, French, or Spanish. Commentary by Mike Myers and Jay Roach. Spy Genre Retrospective. Cameo Menu. Deleted Scenes. Theatrical Trailer. The Cast. Music to Shag to. Swedish Made Penis Enlarger Pump.
Hidden Features: From the Main Menu select Extra Stuff. Once there:
Go to the first page of Elizabeth Hurley's filmography. There you can see her scene in Dangerous Ground.
Go to the first page of Mimi Roger's filmography you can see a preview of Lost In Space (which at the time wasn't released) and you can also see her scene from Monkey Trouble. Then go to the third page of her filmography you can see her scene from The Rapture.
Finally go to the second page of Michael York's filmography you can see a clip from his scene in Wide Sargasso Sea.
Nudity Factor: There is several scenes were people are naked but nothing much is shown. Most of it is Austin Powers which not all that exciting to see.
Of Note: In the Las Vegas bar scene where Austin flashes the peace sign and is laughed at, Mike Myers originally wanted Austin to be drinking a Zima to show Powers desperately trying to be cool and failing. (In the movie he is drinking a Tab cola.) The Zima company was keen on the idea until they realized they were being mocked and quickly pulled out.
When this movie came out all I ever heard about was how good it was, everybody walking around was quoting it. I was just sick of hearing all the hype on how funny it was. So I finally watched it and of course after that much hype I was disappointed. The best part of the movie is Elizabth Hurley, she is smashing baby. The comedy was not all that funny to me and was rather dumb. I did think the denial of owning a penis pump was rather funny. Overall I don't think this movie is all that funny and only watched it a second time so I had a good feel for the movie to do this review. In the end I wasted another 90 minutes on this film. If for some reason you have not watched this film, please buy it used or rent it.