Austin Powers At 25: The Best James Bond Movie That Never Was

It’s been 25 years since a certain shagadelic spy with bad teeth and a rug of chest hair pulled out his golden gun to take a shot at the box office.

A quarter of a century later, Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery remains not only one of the best spoof movies of all-time, but one of the best James Bond films never made.

When you think of the greats, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, GoldenEye, Skyfall, and No Time To Die stand out from the pack.

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Even though we’re not saying an Irish assassin called Paddy O’Brien or some questionable pursuits in a #MeToo era have aged particularly well, or can stand up to Daniel Craig’s tear-jerking swan song, Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery is still a “groovy” way to pass 90 minutes all these years later.

In the latest edition of our free digital magazine The Lowdown, we reflect on the legacy of the first, and very groovy, Austin Powers movie.

Read the full feature here.

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Tom Chapman

Tom Chapman

Contributing Writer

Tom Chapman is a Manchester-based writer with square eyes and the love of a good pun. Raised on a diet of Jurassic Park and Jumanji, this '90s boy had VHS movies flowing in his blood from a young age. These days, he's addicted to all things Watchmen, Game of Thrones, and The Mandalorian, while reading up on what the X-Men are doing and imagining a life in Gotham City. Having previously worked at What Culture, Movie Pilot, and Screen Rant, Tom is now finding his way at Zavvi, Digital Spy, Radio Times, and Comic Book Resources. No topic is too big or too small for this freelance writer by day, crime-fighting vigilante by night