History YMMV / AustinPowers

24th Sep '17 12:03:13 PM cwf123
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* MostWonderfulSound: Creator/TonyJay's narration at the beginning of the second film.
29th Jul '17 8:24:18 AM DoctorSleep
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* IronWoobie: Austin is an ace at what he does, but the films show that beneath his awesome and funny exterior he's actually [[SadClown a broken, lonely man.]] He wakes up 30 years in the future where everything has changed beyond recognition and most of the people he knows are either dead or have moved on. Losing his mojo made him afraid of disappointing a woman he felt a connection with. His father doesn't care about any of his achievements. Despite his angst, he persists for the greater good and proves himself to be the best no matter what's troubling him.


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** Foxxy mentions having a fling with Austin about 8 years prior to their reunion in ''Goldmember''. Beyonce was only 20 when she was cast.
23rd Jul '17 1:35:19 PM TroperBeDoper
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** Creator/NathanLane in ''Goldmember''.

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** Creator/NathanLane Nathan Lane in ''Goldmember''.
29th Jun '17 8:44:02 PM glickmam
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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. 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.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''.
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.
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