Check out my  Mystery Man book summary and review  that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book.Mystery Men is a 1999 American action comedy film directed by Kinka Usher and based on the Bob Burden comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics. The film stars Hank Azaria, Claire Forlani, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, Greg Kinnear, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Lena Olin, Paul Reubens, Geoffrey Rush, Ben Stiller, Wes Studi, and Tom Waits.

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The film features a group of superheroes with powers bordering on the absurd but trying to save the day. Despite its all-star roster, Mystery Men is considered a huge box office flop,

 grossing only $29,762,011 in the United States and $3,699,000 in the rest of the world, against a budget of $68 million. dollars.1 In spite of everything, it became a cult film.2 The soundtrack of this film was made mainly by the group Smash Mouth, with the song All Star and its respective video based on the film.

    Mystery Man book summary

Champion City is a place where people still have time to dream of being a superhero. In fact, it is a quite unusual place, since it has the peculiarity of being free of crime. A group of 3 rather bumbling "superheroes" arrive at a nursing home,

where a gang called "The Red Eyes" is robbing a party; these heroes are "Mr. Furioso" (Ben Stiller), who when he gets angry unleashes an abominable force, or so he says, "The Shovel" (William H. Macy), who uses as a weapon a large wide shovel that according to him is He manages him very well and "The Blue Raja" (Hank Azaria), an expert in cutlery, or rather, in forks, which causes his colleagues to criticize him, for not throwing away something more useful such as knives or daggers. . . . . . . . They crash the party to save the elders,

 but are easily defeated by the Red-Eyes. Then "Captain Amazing" (Greg Kinnear) shows up to save the day, pummeling the Red-Eyes who outnumbered him.

Finding himself with fewer rivals to contend with, Captain Amazing begins to lose sponsorships, including Pepsi. For this reason, his representative suggests the release of a dangerous criminal so that, by recapturing him, he recovers his prestige as a superhero, the admiration of the public and with it the sponsors.

To accomplish this, Captain Amazing uses his alter ego, millionaire lawyer Lance Hunt, to plead for mercy from a powerful supervillain.

The chosen criminal is Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush), who upon being released from the mental institution/prison in which he was confined, seeks revenge on Champion City and captures Captain Amazing. That's when the aforementioned "superheroes" will have to save Captain Amazing and the city.

To strengthen the group, they open a call for new superheroes, and there they meet "El Niño Invisible" (Kel Mitchell), who can only become invisible when no one is looking, "El Pestilent" (Paul Reubens), a superhero with explosive gases ,

"La Bola" (Janeane Garofalo), a girl with the ability to throw a transparent bowling ball containing a skull inside that claims to belong to her father, who sometimes talks to her, although only her daughter listens, and " The Sphinx" (Wes Studi), who has the power to disarm weapons with his mind and becomes the leader of the group, despite Mr. Furioso's jealousy.

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