History YMMV / AustinPowers

13th Jun '17 4:19:15 AM ClatoLawa
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** In the third movie it's revealed that Austin Powers and Dr. Evil [[spoiler: are [[LongLostRelative actually brothers]]]]. This reveal would be used in earnest in the 2015 Bond film ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', where [[spoiler:James Bond and Ernst Stavro Blofeld are revealed to be stepbrothers.]]

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** In the third movie it's revealed that Austin Powers and Dr. Evil [[spoiler: are [[LongLostRelative actually brothers]]]]. This reveal would be used in earnest in the 2015 Bond film ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', where [[spoiler:James Bond and Ernst Stavro Blofeld are revealed to be stepbrothers.adoptive brothers.]]
3rd Mar '17 7:02:29 AM DoctorSleep
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** Mike Myers plays a heavyset Scotsman with a foul temper whose bowel movements could suffocate a donkey. [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Sound familiar?]]
13th Feb '17 10:53:03 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** One could say that Mike Myers' [[TheCameo cameo role]] in ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' is basically Austin Powers doing the job of [[MrExposition Basil Exposition]].
15th Jan '17 3:16:57 PM KoopaKid17
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** George S. Clinton's music for all three movies is a loving homage of the Music/JohnBarry Bond scores, including a fantastic villainous theme for Dr Evil.

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** George S. Clinton's music for all three movies is a loving homage of the Music/JohnBarry Bond scores, including a fantastic villainous theme for Dr Dr. Evil.



** Dr Evil originally wants one million dollars in exchange for not trying to take over the world. Number Two tells him that one million dollars is a [[RidiculousFutureInflation relatively modest hostage demand in the 1990's]]. He then ups the bid to "one hundred... '''billion''... dollars!" His demand seems telling in light of Ireland's 90 billion euro EU bailout.

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** Dr Dr. Evil originally wants one million dollars in exchange for not trying to take over the world. Number Two tells him that one million dollars is a [[RidiculousFutureInflation relatively modest hostage demand in the 1990's]]. He then ups the bid to "one hundred... '''billion''... dollars!" His demand seems telling in light of Ireland's 90 billion euro EU bailout.



* IdiotPlot: In the first movie Dr Evil threatens to set off every volcano on Earth if he isn't given $100 billion. He tells Austin that he plans to set the volcanoes off after he has been paid anyway. If every volcano on Earth erupted, entire continents- including North America, where Dr. Evil and his cohorts are based- would be annihilated (by supervolcanoes like Yellowstone, for instance), the sky would be covered in black ash for thousands if not millions of years, and virtually every living thing on Earth would die, including humanity. So, firstly, Dr. Evil's money would be worthless, and secondly, and a bit more annoyingly from his point of view, Dr. Evil and everyone in his organization would be ''dead''. {{Justified|Trope}} since its a spoof film plus, of course, it's [[StupidEvil Dr. Evil]].

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* IdiotPlot: In the first movie Dr Dr. Evil threatens to set off every volcano on Earth if he isn't given $100 billion. He tells Austin that he plans to set the volcanoes off after he has been paid anyway. If every volcano on Earth erupted, entire continents- including North America, where Dr. Evil and his cohorts are based- would be annihilated (by supervolcanoes like Yellowstone, for instance), the sky would be covered in black ash for thousands if not millions of years, and virtually every living thing on Earth would die, including humanity. So, firstly, Dr. Evil's money would be worthless, and secondly, and a bit more annoyingly from his point of view, Dr. Evil and everyone in his organization would be ''dead''. {{Justified|Trope}} since its a spoof film plus, of course, it's [[StupidEvil Dr. Evil]].



* MoralEventHorizon: Goldmember already has a somewhat misguided compass but he crosses it in response to [[spoiler: Dr Evil's HeelFaceTurn. He puts Preparation H back in motion, holds Foxxy Cleopatra hostage and shoots at Austin and Dr. Evil when they attempt to thwart him turning on the tractor beam.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: Goldmember already has a somewhat misguided compass but he crosses it in response to [[spoiler: Dr Dr. Evil's HeelFaceTurn. He puts Preparation H back in motion, holds Foxxy Cleopatra hostage and shoots at Austin and Dr. Evil when they attempt to thwart him turning on the tractor beam.]]



* SpecialEffectsFailure: Done intentionally. We have obvious rear screen projection for the driving scenes, obvious stock footage for [[spoiler: Dr Evil's lair exploding in the first film]] and also in the first film, when the guard gets his head bitten off by [[strike: a shark]] [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot an ill-tempered mutated sea bass]], it is obviously a dummy. In the opening Utah scene for the third film, it is obviously a backdrop.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Done intentionally. We have obvious rear screen projection for the driving scenes, obvious stock footage for [[spoiler: Dr Dr. Evil's lair exploding in the first film]] and also in the first film, when the guard gets his head bitten off by [[strike: a shark]] [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot an ill-tempered mutated sea bass]], it is obviously a dummy. In the opening Utah scene for the third film, it is obviously a backdrop.
15th Jan '17 11:34:11 AM KoopaKid17
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* MoralEventHorizon: Goldmember already has a somewhat misguided compass but he crosses it in response to [[spoiler: Dr Evil's HeelFaceTurn. He puts Preparation H back in motion, holds Foxxy Cleopatra hostage and shoots at Austin and Dr. Evil when they attempt to thwart him turning on the tractor beam.]]
14th Jan '17 3:21:24 PM KoopaKid17
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* {{Sequelitis}}: While the first movie was very popular at the time of its release and did reasonably well critically, its two sequels were generally seen as retreads of the same jokes and were not nearly as well regarded. Though, check out the [[Funny/AustinPowers Funny Moments]] page to see that this reaction isn't universal.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: While the The first movie was very popular at the time of its release and did reasonably well critically, critically. Depending on who you ask, its two sequels were generally either seen as retreads of the same jokes and were not nearly or just as well regarded. Though, check out the [[Funny/AustinPowers Funny Moments]] page to see that this reaction isn't universal.regarded for its handling of said jokes..



* {{Squick}}: FatBastard is deliberately written to be {{Squick}}.

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* {{Squick}}: Enforced with FatBastard who is deliberately written to be {{Squick}}.this.
12th Dec '16 9:00:14 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** The 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 movie-in-the-movie [[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.
8th Dec '16 10:26:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AcceptableTargets: Nigel hates Dutch people for no good reason. Austin himself hates carnies (carnival workers) because they have "small hands.... and smell like cabbage." His hate for the Dutch might be justified. See FreudianExcuse on the main page. He's also not fond of Belgians because "they share a border with the Dutch" (Michael Caine makes this line awesome).

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* AcceptableTargets: Nigel hates Dutch people for no good reason. Austin himself hates carnies (carnival workers) because they have "small hands.... and smell like cabbage." His hate for the Dutch might be justified. See FreudianExcuse on the main page. He's also not fond of Belgians because "they share a border with the Dutch" (Michael Caine (Creator/MichaelCaine makes this line awesome).



** George S. Clinton's music for all three movies is a loving homage of the JohnBarry Bond scores, including a fantastic villainous theme for Dr Evil.

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** George S. Clinton's music for all three movies is a loving homage of the JohnBarry Music/JohnBarry Bond scores, including a fantastic villainous theme for Dr Evil.



** Don't forget 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.
* DirectorDisplacement: ''Austin Powers'' is better known as the work of Mike Myers, who wrote and starred in the films, than Jay Roach, who directed.

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** Don't forget Madonna's 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.
* DirectorDisplacement: ''Austin Powers'' is better known as the work of Mike Myers, Creator/MikeMyers, who wrote and starred in the films, than Jay Roach, who directed.



** Will Ferrell as Mustafa.
** Nathan Lane in ''Goldmember''.

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** Will Ferrell Creator/WillFerrell as Mustafa.
** Nathan Lane Creator/NathanLane in ''Goldmember''.



** Also, the bigger sequels relied heavily on broad slapstick, body humor, DontExplainTheJoke and celebrity cameos, aspects not all that present in the original, which is a direct spoof of 60s spy movies in the same way a movie like ''Film/WalkHardTheDeweyCoxStory'' is a music biopic spoof. As a result, the more you know about James Bond tropes and films of that ilk, the funnier ''International Man of Mystery'' is, as it's quite clear through the production notes and commentary that Myers and his crew are vastly knowledgable about that culture and root much of the film's humor in it.

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** Also, the bigger sequels relied heavily on broad slapstick, body humor, DontExplainTheJoke and celebrity cameos, aspects not all that present in the original, which is a direct spoof of 60s spy movies in the same way a movie like ''Film/WalkHardTheDeweyCoxStory'' is a music biopic spoof. As a result, the more you know about James Bond tropes and films of that ilk, the funnier ''International Man of Mystery'' is, as it's quite clear through the production notes and commentary that Myers and his crew are vastly knowledgable knowledgeable about that culture and root much of the film's humor in it.
26th Nov '16 7:41:39 AM Dreadjaws
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** Far more evidently in FatBastard's "Ultimate wire-frame maneuver".
13th Sep '16 3:09:18 PM JamesAustin
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** While snooping around Alotta Fagina's penthouse in the first movie, Austin discovers a folder with some of Virtucon's evil plots listed inside. In between "Human Organ Trafficing" and "Project Vulcan" is... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking "Carrot Top Movie"]]. In the following year, they made ''ChairmanOfTheBoard''.
** In the [[ShowWithinAShow movie-in-the-movie]] in ''Goldmember'', Kevin Spacey plays Dr. Evil, a bald, evil super genius. He'd later go on to play a second bald, evil super genius a few years later in [[SupermanReturns another film]].

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** While snooping around Alotta Fagina's penthouse in the first movie, Austin discovers a folder with some of Virtucon's evil plots listed inside. In between "Human Organ Trafficing" and "Project Vulcan" is... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking "Carrot Top Movie"]]. In the following year, they made ''ChairmanOfTheBoard''.
''Film/ChairmanOfTheBoard''.
** In the [[ShowWithinAShow movie-in-the-movie]] in ''Goldmember'', Kevin Spacey plays Dr. Evil, a bald, evil super genius. He'd later go on to play a second bald, evil super genius a few years later in [[SupermanReturns [[Film/SupermanReturns another film]].
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