Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery ★★★★★

Every time I revisit Austin Powers, I love it more. It wasn't until this viewing, however, that I noticed how technically great it was. The whites and grays of Dr. Evil's lair perfectly juxtapose the extravagant colors of Austin Powers. There are so many borrowed techniques and homages to other films from the 60's and 70's that Roach and Myers bring to the table, in addition to the great Bond references. In fact, the more Bond films I watch (I've only seen a handful), the more I want to go back to Powers and notice things.

This is one of the greatest parodies ever and, if you didn't love it the first time around, I urge you to watch it again. The music, the jokes, and the overall style of the film make for a really enjoyable experience. Jay Roach says it best on the commentary track: "Style can be funny".

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