Beginning Thoughts: I’ve only heard the saying, “He’s in like Flynn.” That’s as close as I’ve ever been to knowing anything about this movie.
Middle Thoughts: I’m not sure if it is because I saw Wonder Woman recently that I subconsciously chose this movie because it seems like the exact opposite. I can only think to describe it as a hella-campy and uber-misogynistic spy movie. That being said; it is fun to shut down and enjoy the spectale of the ridiculousness that is this movie.
Ending Thoughts: Wow, I really just watched that. I used to think James Bond was the source of inspiration for Austin Powers, but this is the true origin of just about every trope of Austin Powers.
Something I Didn’t Expect: About the only thing I did expect was there was a character named Flint in the movie, but these are some of the truly left field things from the movie.
- Flint can communicate with his dolphin pals (because not science).
- They put in some fake subtitles for a fake Russian song he’s singing. I don’t think they said any words, but there are subtitles. The subtitles don’t even look Cyrilic.
- Ok, I can see operation Smooch working in most situations.
Overall: Don’t over think about anything in this movie. Don’t look too close at the special effects. Just sit back and watch and experience the unbridled campiness of this movie.