Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Director: Jay Roach
Screenwriter: Mike Myers
Cast: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Will Ferrell
Region: United States
Series:  Big Power
Duration: 94 minutes / Turkey: 68 minutes (TV version)
Also known as: Austin’s Power / Mysterious Man Austin / To OUT Special Agent IN Angel / Mysterious International Character Austin
Rating: IMDB 7.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 73%
Austin (Mike Myers), the most outstanding agent in the 1960s, is a superhero who has defeated “Doctor Evil” (Mike Myers) time and time again to save the world. Doctor Evil freezes himself in outer space so he can fight another day. Austin did the same and froze himself. Thirty years later, NASA discovered that UFOs were coming towards Earth. Doctor Evil is back. The U.S. Secret Service immediately thawed Sting, pinning all hopes of defeating the evil on him. However, 30 years of changes caught the agent off guard. The development of science and technology, the change of fashion, Austin’s behavior all became a joke. The beautiful assistant Vanessa Kensington (played by Elizabeth Hurley) stepped forward to help Austin complete the task, but she knew that the more she helped, the more chaotic she became. The decisive battle 30 years late has turned into a nonsensical performance. Can Austin defeat Doctor Evil and save the earth as he did 30 years ago?
“Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” is a 1997 comedy film directed by Jay Roach and starring Mike Myers in the titular role. The film parodies the spy genre, particularly the James Bond series, and also includes references to 1960s pop culture.
The story follows Austin Powers, a British secret agent who is cryogenically frozen in the 1960s and thawed out in the 1990s to stop his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil, from taking over the world. Along the way, he teams up with Vanessa Kensington (played by Elizabeth Hurley), the daughter of his former partner.
The film was a modest success upon its release but has since gained a cult following and spawned two sequels, “The Spy Who Shagged Me” and “Goldmember.” The film is known for its over-the-top humor, catchphrases, and pop culture references, as well as Myers’ performances as both Austin Powers and Dr. Evil.
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