History YMMV / AustinPowers

24th May '18 2:40:45 AM Erin582
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* CriticalDissonance: Most fans would agree that the third film was a step down from the first two films, given its more serious tone, the 70s not being nearly as iconic as the 60s [[note]]Which Austin himself lampshaded to Felicity in the second film, quipping that it and the 80s had only a "gas shortage and a Flock of Seagulls" respectively[[/note]] and the unpopularity of Goldmember and Foxxy. However, it still made the most money at the box-office and is the highest rated of the three films on Metacritic.



** The [[ShowWithinAShow movie-in-the-movie]] in ''Goldmember'' is a DarkerAndEdgier version of ''Austin Powers''. A few years later, the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise would do something similar with the Creator/DanielCraig films.

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** The [[ShowWithinAShow movie-in-the-movie]] in ''Goldmember'' is a DarkerAndEdgier version of ''Austin Powers''. A few years later, the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise would do something similar with the Creator/DanielCraig films. And for more hilarity, Craig would later say [[{{Irony}} that the]] ''[[{{Irony}} Austin Powers]]'' [[{{Irony}} films had a hand in bringing down the popularity of the]] ''[[{{Irony}} Bond]]'' [[{{Irony}} films.]]
2nd Apr '18 11:27:59 AM FateStayWho
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Frau stopping Dr. Evil from dumping Scott into the fire pit just comes off as a random joke where she is trying to curb Dr. Evil's behavior [[spoiler: but then the sequel reveals she's actually Scott's mother.]]
25th Mar '18 2:33:10 PM AmuckCricetine
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*** The film's murderer count was potentially raised to two when Robert Wagner was suddenly named a person of interest in the death of Natalie Wood in 2018.

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*** The film's murderer count was potentially raised to two when Robert Wagner was suddenly named a person of interest in the death of Natalie Wood Creator/NatalieWood in 2018.



** Kevin Spacey's cameo as himself playing Dr. Evil in a movie in ''Goldmember''. After he was revealed to be a long time sexual predator, this is ''not'' a guy you want "making housecalls."

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** Kevin Spacey's Creator/KevinSpacey's cameo as himself playing Dr. Evil in a movie in ''Goldmember''. After he was revealed to be a long time sexual predator, this is ''not'' a guy you want "making housecalls."
7th Feb '18 6:44:50 AM Pren
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*** The film's murderer count was potentially raised to two when Robert Wagner was suddenly named a person of interest in the death of Natalie Wood in 2018.
7th Feb '18 6:42:00 AM Pren
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** Kevin Spacey's cameo as himself playing Dr. Evil in a movie in ''Goldmember''. After he was revealed to be a long time sexual predator, this is ''not'' a guy you want "making housecalls."
7th Feb '18 6:39:14 AM Pren
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* TheScrappy: Goldmember. Most fans see him as little more than a half-baked attempt to capitalise on Fat Bastard's fanbase.

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* TheScrappy: Goldmember. Most fans see him as little more than a half-baked attempt to capitalise on Fat Bastard's fanbase. Myers even says in the commentary that he has no memory of playing the character.
22nd Dec '17 6:43:42 AM Erin582
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--->"In court I never show up like Austin Powers's fah-za/Father, father and hey I love gooooold"
** Don't forget Music/{{Madonna}}'s darkly mesmorizing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD5phTXGN_0/ "Beautiful Stranger"]], which served as the unofficial theme to the second movie. Oddly ironic considering that her contribution to [[Film/DieAnotherDay a real Bond movie]] was... not as well-received.

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--->"In court I never show up like Austin Powers's fah-za/Father, father and hey I love gooooold"
gooooold."
** Don't forget Music/{{Madonna}}'s darkly mesmorizing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD5phTXGN_0/ "Beautiful Stranger"]], which served as the unofficial theme to the second movie. Oddly ironic considering that her contribution to [[Film/DieAnotherDay a real Bond movie]] was... [[{{Understatement}} not as well-received.]]
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Foxxy Cleopatra. Some love her for being a SassyBlackWoman and for being portrayed by Music/{{Beyonce}}. Others hate her for having no chemistry, romantic or otherwise, with Powers (unlike her predecessors) and for being one of the worst examples of an [[AffirmativeActionGirl Affirmative]] FauxActionGirl ever.
5th Dec '17 8:08:53 AM NWolfman
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The disco remix of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in ''Goldmember'' was not created for the film as some younger viewers initially thought. It was actually a song from the era, "A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, which was previously used on the soundtrack to ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''. The song has since gotten a second life, thanks to this movie and being featured in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The disco remix of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in ''Goldmember'' was not created for the film as some younger viewers initially thought. It was actually a song from the era, "A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, which was previously used on the soundtrack to ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''. The song has since gotten a second life, thanks to this movie and being featured in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the latter of which Murphy is the in-house composer for.
2nd Dec '17 5:36:15 AM alexteacherkorea
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* EvilIsSexy: Alotta Fagina and Ivana Humpalot are (or in the case of Ivana Humpalot, are supposed to be) this because they are TheVamp for their movie.

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* EvilIsSexy: Alotta Fagina and Ivana Humpalot are (or in the case of Ivana Humpalot, are supposed to be) this because they are TheVamp for their movie.
24th Sep '17 12:03:13 PM cwf123
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* MostWonderfulSound: Creator/TonyJay's narration at the beginning of the second film.
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