austin powers: international man of mystery

austin powers: international man of mystery

Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery -- Movie Review #JPMN

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• Austin Powers (1997) -- Delivers immature laughs with its brilliant characters and jokes, 8/10. WATCH full episodes of Movie Night -- http://bit.ly/JogJPMN TWEET a review with the #JPMN hashtag, and have it featured! ~~ Movie Night Reviews ~~ Your host, and film critic Jonathan Paula reviews everything from opening day releases, recent DVDs, upcoming trailers, and classics from years past. Each "Quick Review" is an excerpt from a full episode, which airs on the Jogwheel channel every week. ~~ Watch More Reviews ~~ Browse By Year ----- http://bit.ly/MNYear Browse By Rating --- http://bit.ly/MNRating Trailer Reviews ------- http://bit.ly/MNTrailers ~~ Other Channels ~~ Jogwheel (Main channel) --- http://bit.ly/Jogwheel Jon's World (2nd channel) -- http://bit.ly/JonWorld The Microwave Show --------- http://bit.ly/TMSArchive uStream Live Shows ---------- http://bit.ly/JogLive ~~ Social Media & Merch ~~ Twitter ---------------------------- http://bit.ly/JonTW Facebook ----------------------- http://bit.ly/JonFBFan Instagram ----------------------- http://bit.ly/JonInsta Patreon -------------------------- http://bit.ly/JonPatreon Letterboxd ---------------------- http://bit.ly/JonLetterboxd T-Shirts -------------------------- http://bit.ly/JogStore ~~ Technical Credits ~~ Created by ------ Jonathan Paula Camera ---------- Panasonic HMC-150 Microphone ----- Sennheiser ME 66 Software --------- Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 Computer ------- http://bit.ly/JAV010 • Jogwheel Productions © 2014 • ~~ Review Script ~~ This $16-million dollar action comedy film from director Jay Roach was released on May 2, 1997... where it saw modest success, earning around $50 million in profit. It was the picture's massive earnings on home video that led to two theatrical follow-ups, both of which were sizably more successful. After opening with a playful Beatles-inspired romp through the Universal backlot, a character named Basil Exposition lays out the... well... exposition. After being cryogenically frozen for thirty years, a hipster secret agent from Britain must be awoken in the 1990's to thwart his greatest nemesis. "Saturday Night Live" alum Mike Myers stars as the title character, an irresistibly charming, yet simultaneously detestable womanizer who quickly discovers his carefree social attitudes are glaringly out of place. The smashingly sexy Elizabeth Hurley functions as a perfect setup for many of the film's jokes... but her role as the romantic interest provides the film with some effective emotional moments too. In a dual-role, Myers is also featured as the villain - almost unrecognizable as the clueless Dr. Evil - constantly at odds with the changes in society. In perhaps the best example of this "Blast From The Past" naivety, he originally demands only a million in blackmail from the UN, before discovering that's really not much money anymore. While top-marks obviously go to Myers: whose excellent delivery, accents, and mannerisms steal the show - the large supporting cast includes some great talent as well. Robert Wagner is the headstrong second-in-command, Seth Green is an insolent test-tube teenager, and Mindy Sterling is a resourceful lackey who loves to shout. The PG-13 rated picture is certainly funny on its own, but those familiar with the James Bond series, especially its earlier films, will appreciate this movie the most; like how Dr. Evil is a combination analog of Dr. No and Blofeld, or his henchman RandomTask, a nod to Oddjob from "Goldfinger", or Myers' unsightly tuffs of chest hair being inspired by Sean Connery. The extremely fast 89-minute narrative layers in plenty of jokes and potty humor, like one standout sequence where Myers chokes out an attacking henchman on the toilet while struggling to ask, "Who does Number Two work for?" But the best jokes are undoubtedly whenever the film levels commentary at the absurdities of the action / espionage genre: with Green asking why they're dispatching the deadly spy with s...