Who wants a ridiculous ugly-looking "à la James BOND " character ?
We prefer our vintage James BOND pastiches, like Our Man Flint (starring James COBURN) or Matt Helm (played by Dean MARTIN) or even OSS 117 (with Jean DUJARDIN) but Mr BEAN or Austin POWERS are not that much our cup of tea.
The 1 star is for ... Burt BACHARACH, featured in this totally unconvincing first opus.
Stands the test of time (at nearly twenty years, thinking about my first viewing makes me feel old). Funny, offensive, absurd, but above all else has its heart in the right place. An exceptionally accurate parody of old-school British spy films, complete with a cast of bizarre characters that lampoon pop culture at every turn. Lavish colours and a wonderfully kitschy production design. A great soundtrack too!
Tried the movie for the second time. Some parodistic moments are ok, but the rest is boring, especially the overlong gags which try to be political incorrect but are mostly harmless and nearly always lack good timing.
One of the greatest 90s comedies is a lot more than just a James Bond parody. It's a smart satire of cultural and political climates from both the 60s and the 90s - and they are exploited to a level of being hilarious in their actuality. And that makes a viewing experience that still holds as refreshing even after 20 years. Dr. Evil is a force of nature that confirms Mike Myers as a comedy genius of his generation.
I found the supporting characters always more interesting. And the sequels refined what the original had and made it better.... however, as much as most comedies appeal to the apathetic and cynical male, as does Powers, however, I believe the former is the butt of the joke, for this piece is crafted with precision and attention to detail.
A sex comedy that is set to the psychedelic swinging 1960s style so it has a lot of colors, strange editing, charm and stupid costumes combined with parody of the most memorable Bond villains. Mike Myers make two memorable characters with Dr. Evil and Austin Powers and seem to have but together some of the best Shag-a-delic babes in the business. Sadly the film goes too far with it's vulgarity and gets repetitive.