BEST BOND PARODY
It is very easy to make fun of James Bond movies. Their tenets are instantly recognizable and the worlds in which they exist are so lavish, they're probably a lot of fun to mimic. Before they made their names in the United States with the Oscar-winning The Artist, director Michel Hazanavicius and star Jean Dujardin continued the tradition of the French version of 007 with the slapsticky OSS 11 movies.
Similarly, British comic Rowan Atkinson has stumbled and bumbled his way through a series of dangerous assignments as the tuxedoed Johnny English in films that are huge hits overseas.
Still, the Austin Powers movies have done it best, especially the first one, 1997's Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. They're giddy, cheeky and goofy, they provide a great opportunity for Mike Myers' chameleon-like style of physical humor and they revel in taking shots — albeit affectionate ones — at this iconic character. Yeah, baby.