No movie channels pre-Millennium, “the end of history is kinda fun!” exuberance better than Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). The movie, which turned 20 this week, feels incredibly out of step with our ever-more-dystopian present, yet the cheap gags and sophomoric puns still work (also, did you remember Carrie Fisher played the Evils’ […]

via How ‘Austin Powers’ Became the First Cult Hit of the DVD Era — Longreads

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