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November 01, 2005

Mystery Men - 7

A truly well done spoof of superhero films. It's not really a spoof, because the characters in the film are only trying to be superheroes. But the real superhero with actual powers is not really very bright and more worried about his endorsement deals than crime fighting, so it probably is a spoof. The main characters don't really have superpowers in the usual sense, but they are able to combine forces and stop the evil villain who is trying to destroy the world. The lines in this film are great and the delivery is flawless. William H. Macy has my favorite lines from the film:
The Shoveller (trying to motivate the team as they drive to Casanova Frankenstein house): We've got a blind date with Destiny - and it looks like she's ordered the lobster.
The Shoveller (in an interview with reporters): We struck down evil with the mighty sword of teamwork and the hammer of not bickering.
Hank Azaria and Ben Stiller also give good performances. This is one of the few intelligent comedies that I've seen. It is very funny, I'd recommend seeing it.


Jason said...

I totally agree. It does have a few very sophomoric lines, but for the most part the good dialogue moves the film. Great stuff, and way underrated.

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