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TV & Movie Reviews: Mystery Men (1999)

Back in the days when comic book movies were very hit and miss, this attempt at a superhero spoof is thought of fondly by some. It didn't do too badly critically but flopped at the box office and didn't fair much better on home video. But could there be influences on what came after be found?

Plot Summary:

In order to generate more endorsement revenue, Champion City's resident superhero Captain Amazing arranges for the release of super villain Casanova Frankenstein, only to be captured by him. The city's fate rests in the hands of seven loser superhero wannabes: the fork-flinging Blue Rajah, the shovel-wielding Shoveler, the possessed bowling ball-hurling Bowler, the flatulent Spleen, the only-when-nobody's-looking Invisible Boy, the mysterious Sphinx, and the perpetually-angry Mr. Furious.

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