Director: Kinka Usher
Writer: Neil Cuthbert
Producers: L. Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Mike Richardson
Ben Stiller as Mr. Furious, William H. Macy as The Shoveler, Hank Azaria as The Blue Raja, Greg Kinnear as Captain Amazing, Geoffrey Rush as Cassanova Frankenstein
All in all, I suppose they could have done much better with such a parody film, especially in the humor and action department, but then again, some of the stories that I had heard before this screening, had me expecting the worst as well. Geoffrey Rush for one, was a definite poor casting call, simply boring me as the bad guy. They could have gotten someone with a little more charisma. And surely the “identities” of each of the Mystery Men was not as inspirational as they could have been…I mean, I know it’s a parody, but the “fork-guy”? C’mon! Having said that, I think that anyone who has ever had an interest in comic books, superheroes, or even movies based on either, will enjoy this movie for what it is: a goofy, wink-wink, over-the-top, special effects-laden comic-book spoof starring a whole bunch of name-actors having a blast! Not the best movie I’ve seen this summer, but definitely far from the worst. Warm your nachos, and grind right into them, cause these are the kind of movies for which nachos were indirectly invented.