Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

a lot of this movie doesn’t hold up for me but the things that do are just beautiful. the opening dance number, the goofy interstitials, michael mcdonald getting run over in slow-mo, austin trying to u-turn- i love it! didn’t realize how deeply ingrained this movie was in me until i started hearing jokes and going “oh right that’s from this.” the end of the 90s was such a powerful cultural moment when quoting the hypersexual slogans of an anachronistic nerd was the absolute height of comedy. to tell you the truth, it made me a bit randy for those days...

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