Austin Powers Movies In Order
Austin Powers is a trilogy that started in 1997 with “International Man of Mystery” and has since become the product of memes and catch phrases that everyone has taken part in. Since then this trilogy has been engrained in popular culture with video games, card games, and even potential TV shows. This unique spy comedy parodies the famous James Bond, and makes fun of his ability to seemingly kill endless bad guys while fighting his way out of the most desperate situations. Because of this, Austin Powers was wildly successful, each release earning more than the last one. In total, this trilogy has netted almost 700 million worldwide, making it a huge success in this rare genre.
You really don’t need to watch the Austin Powers movies in order to enjoy them. This series is pretty crude, and doesn’t follow a particular story line throughout each movie. They’re made as standalone films, and one can be enjoyed without seeing the others. You can follow the above table and watch them in order by release, or you can watch whichever one sounds the best – it’s all up to you. No matter what you decide, I’m sure you’ll get some laughs out of it.
This trilogy generated a seemingly endless amount of one liners for the public to digest. From the “Yeah baby” catchphrase to the “One billlllion dollars” catchphrase, these movies were seemingly meme generators. With the public hooked on these crude catch phrases, each Austin Powers movie saw more and more success as the series progressed. In fact, the original movie grossed 67 million worldwide, while the two subsequent releases grossed each around 300 million.
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|Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)|
|Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)|
|Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)|
Despite the financial success of later movies, the ratings for the latest two films in the series declined. The first movie received a 74% on Rotten Tomatoes while the later movies received a 51% and 54% respectively. However, criticism comes with the territory with successful movies, because the later ones ranked in the low 100s for all time movies, while the first one ranked 1,171.
The current future of Austin Powers is unknown. Despite the later successes, not much has been heard from this franchise in the last decade. HBO purchased the rights for a cartoon show spin off, but later scrapped the project. Mike Myers who wrote and produced the trilogy is currently unsure of the series’ future. When asked in 2010 about subsequent releases, he said he was still figuring it out. However, he does intend to eventually produce a fourth film, but there is no immediate plans to do so.
Whether you’re a fan of Austin Power’s crude humor (or should I say humour!), you have to at least crack a smile at this spy parody. Since 1997 this lovable character has been successfully winning over fans left and right. With the later success of this trilogy, it’s inevitable there’s eventually a fourth film. Until then, I guess you’ll have to settle for re-watching previous movies!