Mystery Men (1999)

KINKA USHER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1999.  , Golar Productions, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Written by , based on characters created by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

A group of bumbling losers who want to be superheroes get their big chance when Champion City’s actual crime-fighting hero Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) is kidnapped by the evil Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) and held hostage. Stealing production design elements from Blade Runner and camera movements from Tim Burton, director Kinka Usher hasn’t exactly created a work of memorable genius, but it is good summer entertainment.  William H. Macy stands out from the ensemble cast as the solid “Shoveller”. Great cast is a real plus here, more than the action or the look.

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