Jay Roach directed comedian
Mike Meyers in the James Bond spoof
Austin Powers (1997).
Austin Powers is famous and sexy spy in England in 1967, the
age of psychedelic rock and free sex.
His sworn enemy Dr Evil tries to assassinate and flees in
a cryogenic rocket. He is frozen for 30 years with his dog.
Then in 1997 the rocket is spotted over the USA and the US
secret services alert the British. The Cold War is over
and the wild Sixties are also over. It turns out that Austin
volunteered to be cryogenically preserved too for the day
when Dr Evil resurfaced. The British secret services
reanimate him and assign him a sexy but prudish partner whom he immediately
proceeds to flirt with. Meanwhile, Dr Evil holds his first
meeting in a secret location in the USA. He rudely eliminates
the cohort who made a mistake in the reanimation process,
thereby turning his dog into a monster. He introduces to
each other an old German lady, a herculean Korean and a serial killer. And he introduced
to them Number 2, who has been running the operations of the
gang and has turned them into a multinational.
Dr Evil has a new evil plan: to steal a nuclear weapon
from a former Soviet republic and then blackmail the world
threatening its destruction.
The old lady reveals to Dr Evil that they scientifically created
his son, Scott, who is now a teenager who hates the father he
Austin and his prudish mission partner Vanessa fly to Las Vegas in his private
plane, decorated in Sixties themes. He tries again to seduce her
in his rotating bed under psychedelic lights but she sweats to
never have sex with him.
They take a room in a casino and soon they are blackjack at a table
with Number 2. The serial killer tries to kill him while he is
using the toilet of the restrooms but Austin disposes of him in
the toilet. Vanessa phones her mother and discovers that she was
one of Austin's many lovers. Vanessa's mom tries to explain the
atmosphere of free sex of the Sixties.
Austin breaks into the apartment of Number 2's Italian girlfriend
Alotta Fagina (a name that sounds like "a lot of vagina")
and shivers with lusting desire while he sees her stripping.
She seduces him and later Vanessa gets jealous.
Meanwhile, the old German lady introduces to Dr Evil the three
sexy blondes who are living deadly weapons. Dr Evil joins a group
of parents who are trying to regain the love of their children
couched by a psychologist. The therapy fails.
Austin has trouble adjusting to the 1990s. Fo example he tries to
play a compact disc on a turtable. He watches footage of the
Moon landing and of the fall of the Berlin wall.
Austin and Vanessa take a tour of Number 2's corporation disguised
as exotic tourists. They attack two employees and steal their clothes.
The Korean however finds them and kidnaps them.
Transported to Dr Evil's hideout, they are told by Dr Evil
that he intends to destroy every city in the world even if
the United Nations pay the ransom. Dr Evil is surrounded by
Number 2, Fagina, the old German lady, the Korean and the
son Scott. Dr Evil conceives a very elaborate way to kill the
hostages and Scott doesn't understand why he can't just shoot them.
Austin and Vanessa manage to escape after killing the guard
(every time they kill someone, the film shows the devastating
pain that the death causes to the family and friends of the victim)
while Dr Evil prepares to launch the nuclear weapon.
Just then the murderous blondes attack Austin with their
irresistible seduction techniques. Austin counterattacks with
his own seduction techniques until their heads literally explode.
When Vanessa arrives leading a squad of soldiers, she finds him
naked. Together again, they attack Dr Evil just in time to stop the missile.
Austin finds Dr Evil but Fagina takes Vanessa hostage.
Ten Austin grabs Dr Evil's son Scott hostage but Dr Evil doesn't care
about Scott's life. Number 2 tries to betray Dr Evil but Dr Evil kills him
and then flies away in his cryogenic capsule.
Austin and Vanessa barely escape the detonation that destroys the hideout.
Austin and Vanessa get married and escape one more assassination
attempt (by the Korean).
As they stare outside their balcony, they pot Dr Evil's rocket
orbiting around the Earth.
The adventures of Austin Powers were continued on
The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).
The film restarts from the honeymoon suite where Austin and Vanessa
are celebrating their wedding. Suddenly Austin realizes that he
can use the TV remote to rewind his own life (the movie that we
are watching). He clicks on the remote and gets Vanessa to
pause, rewind, mute and even change language. It's a sign that Vanessa
is a fembot. She tries to kill him but fails and then explodes.
Dr Evil is back. The US secret services spot him on a TV show
(a real TV show of the 1990s, famous for inciting participants
to get into fights). The TV host has invited kids who have problems
with fathers, including Scott, and surprises Scott by having
Dr Evil live on the show. Dr Evil soon get into a vicious fight
with another participant and then with the host himself.
Back at his new headquarters, Dr Evil is told by his old German
cohort that, while he was frozen, they engineered a clone of him,
except that the close has come out very small. He christens him
Mini-me. The childlike Mini-me is as evil as Dr Evil.
Dr Evil thinks that Austin always defeats him because Austin has
"mojo" and has invented a time machine to go back in the Sixties
and steal his mojo. Scott tries in vain to explain to his father
that a time machine would allow him to kill Austin before
Austin can become a threat. Number 2 tries in vain to explain
that, with a time machine, he could become rich with financial speculations.
Meanwhile, Austin is back in England, taking pictures of sexy
models Rebecca and Yvonne.
Dr Evil travels back to 1969 with Mini-me, where he finds younger
versions of Number 2 and the German Frau.
Austin is still frozen, guarded by a fat Scot, who is actually
a spy for Dr Evil and who steals his "mojo".
The secret service sends him back to 1969 using a car, a parody of
the film "Back to the Future". Austin is catapulted in the middle
of a 1969 party, where girls faint upon just seeing him.
A sexy woman a man try to kill him in every possible way but
he is rescued by a pole dancer, Felicity, who turns out to be a US secret agent.
Meanwhile, the Fat Bastard delivers Austin's mojo to Dr Evil,
who immediately turns into an irresistible seducer (but the victim
is the ugly frigid German Frau).
Felicity, who knows that Austin is from the future, takes Austin to visit the Austin who is still frozen in the
cryogenic chamber, and who has lost his mojo.
Austin can't make love to Felicity.
Felicity is charged with finding Fat Bastard and tagging him with
an electronic device, so she have sex with him.
Dr Evil has created a laser that, deployed on the Moon,
will be able to destroy Washington. He asks for ransom from the president of the USA,
making a lot of references to the culture of the 1990s that the
president (in 1969) doesn't understand.
Meanwhile, Felicity and Austin have tracked down his hideout,
a volcano island.
(Hilarious scene of them in the tent and the guards watching
their silhuettes that project the illusion of her pulling out
objects from his anus)
The guards discover Austin and Felicity and Dr Evil orders to arrest them alive.
Scott gets angry that every time Dr Evil misses his opportunity to kill Austin.
Dr Evil and Mini-me board the rocket bound for the Moon with the laser.
The rocket looks like a giant penis with testicles.
Austin and Felicity escape and board a rocket to the Moon.
They attack Dr Evil's base. Austin ejects Mini-me into space
but Dr Evil's men capture Felicity and lock her in a cage. Austin manages to deflect
the laser and save Washington, but Dr Evil kills Felicity: Austin
couldn't save both Washington and his girl, he had to choose.
Austin is about to finish Dr Evil when Dr Evil reveals that he
has a time machine with which Austin can travel back a few minutes
and reverse the decision: save Felicity and let the laser hit
Washington. Austin jumps into the time machine and reemerges
just ten minutes before the scene that we have just watched.
And there are two Austins: the current Austin and the Austin
of ten minutes ago. And Felicity is alive, locked in a cage.
But now there are two Austins: one deflects the laser and one
saves Felicity. Dr Evil destroys the bottle that contains
Austin's mojo and then presses the button to destroy the base.
Austin is desperate that he lost his mojo forever but Felicity
explains to him that he just saved the Earth and defeated Dr Evil again
and promises that he's going to get the girl (herself) which means
that he doesn't need his mojo.
Austin and Felicity jump into the time machine and choose to travel
together to 1999. The Fat Bastard breaks into their place
disguised as a delivery boy but she neutralizes him.
Meanwhile, in 1969 Mini-me floats into the penis-shaped rocket
that flies away and people on the Earth watch it cross the sky.
After the end of the movie, we see an appendix: Scott is again
the guest on that TV show and this time the host calls his
mother, and Frau shows up, revealing that he was product of that
one wild night between her and Dr Evil. They hug.
Another ending shows Felicity in bed with someone when Austin arrives:
she is in bed with... the other Austin.
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