Mystery Men : Why am I the only person who likes this?

Why am I the only person who likes this?

Does anyone else have this problem?
I think this movie is funny, witty & very creative (though woul love to read the comics for comparison) but everyone I know who has seen it has been well... terribly strident in there dislike

"I believe God created me in one day"
Tell him to put you back in cause you aint done yet!

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You'll soon learn that most people don't understand a dry or satirical humor that is found throughout most of Mystery Men. It's a great film and definitely underrated.

Just let them watch their Michael Bay movies and Larry the Cable guy and enjoy the goods like Mystery Men.

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I love this movie dearly! So quotable!
I even dressed as The Bowler for halloween(kickin' patent leather boots and leopard print bowling bag included!)... I got alot of confused looks at the halloween party I went to but when my friend came in he recognized my costume (and flipped out about it!) and we've decided that next year we're going to round up the whole squad!
Just had to share!


Maybe you should put some shorts on or something, if you want to keep fighting evil today.

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That sounds really cool!


Merry Christmas ya filthy animal.

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tha best idea ive heard!! I love this movie and Im watching it now, it is dry humor so good!

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Sooo many lines - The Waffler --- the PMS avenger "I only work 4 days a month - you GOT a PROBLEM WITH THAT?"

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This is absolutely the funniest movie I've seen in a long time. It's a total mock on superhero movies and it makes fun of so many sacred cows that I can see why people dislike it. Do you really think a woman is going to be inclined to give a positive rating after the PMS reference? And "White Flight and the Black Menace, they work together".

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or it's incredibly sophomoric and the nerd equivalent of Larry the Cable Guy. it's one of the least funny movies I've ever seen...or at least the first 40 minutes was, I couldn't stand it any more. You have Doritos powder all over your shirt.

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of course, the movie is sophomoric. i thought that was the whole point. it makes fun of the hero movies that takes itself too seriously.

yet, for some reason schnoid1 or is it schnoidl makes a complete effort to look up the movie on imdb, go into the message board, and waste time writing about how much he dislikes the movie.

perhaps schnoidl is the larry the cable guy equivalent of trolls.

jokes

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Or this line:

He can cut guns in half with his mind.

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watching people eat with their mouth open makes me FURIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

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The whole nemesis/nemeses? dialog is funny.

Where Ricky Jay says "Im not a magician" --- of course he really was in real life - did a GREAT ep of X-Files.

How the hell you come up with "Casanova Frankenstein" for the bad guy.....

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I agreed, this movie was highly under-rated. I'd like to see a Mystery Men Pt 2 or a Mystery Men comic book. Hell, Id like to see a Joe Dirt Pt 2!



"Oh, don't start that again! Lance Hunt wears glasses. Captain Amazing doesn't wear glasses"

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I'd like to see a Mystery Men Pt 2 or a Mystery Men comic book.


Um. Isn't it based on a comic book already?

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The movie was loosely based on the independent comic book series Flaming Carrot Comics by Bob Burden.

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Bam, zing! I did not know that. Do you know whether it's any good? I'd love to look for it.

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"Jefferey? Are you on the marijuana?"


I love this movie! I think some people were maybe turned off by the Cap. Amazing thing (no spoilers here!), but I thought it was great. Viva La Blue Raja!!!!!!

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I finally saw it tonight. I was expecting pure crap, but I didn't feel like plucking my eyes out and vomiting even once. This movie does not suck. What a nice surprise!

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I agree, this movie is really quite funny. I thought it was great, it never took itself too serious and really was funny and entertaining. I hate garafalos politics but I love her sweet body, something about her makes me want to touch myself :)

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I remember when I first rented this I must have watched it about 7 times in one night.
I rented it two more times then eventually brought it myself.
I feel it is a very underrated film and I love it.










You're so up tight that if you stuck coal up your ass, in a few weeks you'd have a diamond.

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Funny, Mr Groin, I'm the opposite. I'm much more enamored of her politics, than her bod. I think her face is very pretty, though.
I remember, when she did a Cyrano # in The Truth About Cats & Dogs, with Uma Thurman--both Siskel & Ebert couldn't see why Garafalo'd be self-conscious, about her looks. Her mind made her more attractive to them, than Uma.
Then, when pursuing a film career, she used fen-fin to lose a lot of weight & came on Letterman, wearing leather pants--claiming that she'd 'sold out'. Didn't last long.

Carpe Noctem

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I think it's almost perfect. Like someone mentioned, I'm not 100% behind the Spleen...but in the middle of all the awesome, he works.

Just one great line after another in this movie. I can watch it over and over.

And I also had a crush on Janeane Garofalo.

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You're not alone, pal! I loved this film aswell. soooo much potential!


If you released it today, I guarantee you, it would have made 100 million at the least!

Disco boys forever!

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Love the movie. I never understood how people couldnt fall in love with it as I did.

I would also like to say that i think this movie has the single greatest cast of all time from top to bottom.

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Mystery Men is a fantastic movie and everyone I've met likes it (but hey, I'm Australian, so we've got a very laid back sense of humor bounce.gif)

And I agree that it does have a great cast, especially Geoffrey Rush who is an absolute legend!

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I adore this movie, I've got most of the scenes memorized. I've been watching it since I was around 8 when it first came out. xD
The cast is amazing and the movie is hilarious!

I feel Anonymous and Disposable...like an Ensign in Star Trek.

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This movie deserves way higher than 5.8 (maybe a 7.0)

"I believe in you dad!"

"Warren, don't encourage your father!"

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You're not! I saw it for the first time last night at the NFT, and laughed all the way through. I can't believe it didn't even make a ripple on its release in '99. Great actors, production values and OTT special effects - apart from the pimples on the spleen - this rates alongside Galaxy Quest and the Fifth Element for me.

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I love this movie!! :]

Joe- I don't think I can grow a mustache. 0_o

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"I agreed, this movie was highly under-rated. I'd like to see a Mystery Men Pt 2 or a Mystery Men comic book."


NO, a comic maybe yes. but NOT a sequel! It's bad that it is an underrated film, because it's really a great film! But in a sense it's good becuase it means they won't make a sequel. That's what i love about it, it works as a stand alone film, as a one off.
A sequel is not neccessary at all.

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The film is based on a series of comic books by Bob Burden-- check out

http://www.flamingcarrot.com

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Yeah anyone who doesn't like the movie can go back and watch their National Treasure Blockbusters with formuliac plots, etc.
The killer in this movie is the script!!! It is great!!!
You have poor penmanship! You dress in the manour of a male prostitute!
Just great!

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I agree. I bought the dvd recently when it was recommended by a magazine. The first time I watched it I found it stupid and boring. Watched it again today, got the sense of humour they were going for and thoroughly enjoyed it. The line 'dad i'm going to my room with 3 strange men' is worth the price of admission alone.

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hee, it's actually "your penmanship is atrocious!" which actually makes the line even funnier.

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There are others like you who thought this movie was funny and well done. A real underated sleeper.

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THis is a great movie for all the reasons you listed. So many people don't remember it, but so chock full of really good early performances. I liked Ben Stiller in his earlier films like "Flirting with Disaster", and "Zero Effect" as much if not more than the big character type roles he's fond of. Eddie Izzard never fails if you ask me! The list goes on and on in this cast.

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i'm right there with you.

i never caught it in the theaters, just wound up renting it on a whim sometime in college -- 2001 or 2002, and i LOVED IT.

it's become one of my favorites, a DVD i come back to at least once a year. stellar dialogue, stellar cast, you name it. call me crazy, but i also think it's cinematography needs to be praised. the images themselves look AWESOME, and IMO, stand up with the visuals of any newer superhero flick,

and i love the moment towards the end where tom waits is watching the news report, eating his cereal, and is like "come on ...what's up with that defraculator?"

thanks for making this thread! feels good to know other people love this film as well.

Wackos everywhere, plague of madness.

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I hated this movie when I first saw it, mainly cos I was expecting something else, ie a serious superhero movie, and I was watching it with people with no sense of humour who kept bagging it.

Then I watched it again a few years later with a friend, and absolutely loved it. The humour is so subtle and unexpectedly intelligent, and Greg Kinnear's facial expressions are pure gold. The scene where he's strapped in the Fraculator, and is trying to get them to press the "toggles" and they can't work it out, just slays me every time.

So, I can see why people don't like it and will refuse to give it a go, but all they're doing is missing out on a comedy classic.

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No! I love this movie!!

Very funny and I love dry humour and I love superheroes.

Ahead of its time unfortunately.

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I don't need a compass to tell me which way the wind shines.

Ben Stiller freaking hilarious.

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Why am I the only person who likes this?

You're not. biggrin.gif

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No, I like this movie. It is very funny and creative, like you said. It is not an Oscar worthy movie, but that doesn't mean that it is bad. It is very enjoyable. Not everyone has to like the same thing, but if you ask me, people who hate this movie just don't have a sense of humor.

Me olvidé!
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