9 Reasons Austin Powers is Awesome ...

I have a confession to make. I love Austin Powers – every movie, the character himself, the characters within the movies, I love it all. Austin’s been much in my mind lately because I’ve been watching Goldmember nonstop, plus rumors are again on the rise that there’s going to be a fourth movie, focusing on Scott Evil. Yeah, baby! But lest you think I’m weird without explanation, here are some of the main reasons Austin Powers is awesome.

1. Austin Himself

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Okay, so I love Mike Myers. I know some of his stuff is lowbrow, but I think he’s a comedic genius – and Austin himself is one of my favorite characters. One of the reasons Austin Powers is awesome is because, you know, he’s not attractive at all … and yet I do think he’s sexy, baby, yeah. I don’t know, I think it’s the accent. And the outfits. Those are just fabulous.

2. Dr. Evil

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Without question, however, Dr. Evil is my favorite character. Do you know what’s really messed up? I think he’s kind of hot too. I don’t know, I think it’s the accent. Seriously, I’m always into the evil geniuses, and there’s something charismatic and … eeevil, about Dr. Evil. And though I know they’re only contacts, those eyes are awesome.

3. Scott Evil

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Seth Green needs to marry me. I love this kid. As Scott Evil, he’s superb – and we’ve all got to see little Scotty grow up, so I think it’s fitting if they do a fourth movie from his perspective. Kid was messed up out the box at the end of Goldmember, you know? Forget Scott Evil, I want to see evil Scott!

4. Fat Bastard

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I’m sick, but Fat Bastard is another one of the reasons Austin Powers is awesome. I love this guy! Pay close attention, though, and listen to his voice – you can totally tell where Myers got his Shrek voice. FB is nasty, disgusting, vulgar, gross, hideous … but he’s got some of the most priceless scenes in his movies. My dad still does a “Get in mah BELLY!” routine that slays me.

5. The Original Songs

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Sometimes, a movie’s soundtrack can affect what I think of the film. The AP movies have great soundtracks, but even more than that, I love Austin’s original songs. This one is one of my favorites, I have no idea why. The beats of this and the others just get into your head, though.

6. The Painful Puns

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These movies have the worst puns ever. I mean it, they are awful. I actually groan out loud when I hear them – which is why they’re just so great. They’re just childish, you know? And, I’m sorry, but hearing about boobs or willies in this manner makes me laugh – just like hearing a little poot sometimes makes me get the giggles.

7. Goldmember

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Goldmember is not the main reason Austin Powers is awesome, but he’s still pretty cool. He’d be pretty typical except for his awkwardness. It’s a bit of subtle finesse in an otherwise in-your-face movie, and I love that. Little touches like that are why I think Mike Myers really is a comedic genius. He definitely has his moments.

8. Mini Me

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I can’t help to love Mini Me the character. He’s just a devious, vile little guy, with ridiculously sweet moments, and I like the contrast. I also love the fact that he never talks, he just makes those sounds. There’s something undeniably cool about him – just look.

9. It’s Groovy Baby, Yeah

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The main reason I love Austin powers and his movies is just that … he’s groovy, baby. I like camp like this sometimes. To illustrate that point, I love Broken Lizard and Super Troopers. I hope they really do come out with a fourth one – but even I will admit, that should probably be the end of the line. No need to turn it into another Saw debacle.

I hate when franchises do that, keep going and going so that what was once awesome is now awful. One of the reasons Austin Powers is awesome is that I myself haven’t gotten sick of it yet. Which movie franchises do you love – or hate?

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