ANDY FISH

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

MYSTERY MEN

I don't know why this doesn't get credit for being one of the funniest spoofs of the superhero genre ever put on film.  Adapted from Bob Burden's offbeat comic series MYSTERY MEN tells the story of a group of C- Level Superheroes who don't get the same level as respect as their cities A List Superhero, Captain Amazing, does.  It's a great movie with a stellar cast including Ben Stiller, William H Macy, Paul Reubens and Geoffrey Rush.  Rush is fantastic as the scene stealing Casanova Frankenstein released from the insane asylum as a publicity ploy by Captain Amazing when he starts losing sponsors because he lacks any real enemies.

Captain Amazing is actually a billionaire playboy who happens to wear glasses.  When Ben Stiller argues with William H Macy as to the fact that they are one and the same guy Macy replies;

"Lance wear's glasses, Captain Amazing doesn't.  How would he see without them?"

Making all of us who've thought Clark Kent's friends are all idiots for not seeing through his disguise laugh.

This is a great movie and don't let word of mouth, box office receipts or critics opinions sway you-- it's well worth seeing.