In Universal's Mystery Men, a motley group of "superheroes" battle evil, and the real mystery is what, if any, special abilities these guys and girls possess. But there is no mystery surrounding the enjoyment-enhancing abilities of the feature-filled DVD of the film. The movie contains an all-star cast, including Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, Hank Azaria, and Geoffrey Rush. The DVD, which presents the movie in a widescreen format in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound, contains an all-star list of special features. These include commentary by director Kinka Usher, who seems most delighted at having directed this movie, a feature about locations, deleted scenes, and musical highlights. There are also production notes, special DVD-ROM features, and an explanation of the Mystery Men comic book characters. The only mystery with this DVD is how many different ways a viewer can delight in its special features.
I had some idea what I was getting myself into when I added this movie to my order. It was decently done, although the costume and set departments deserve much additional praise for their art design work. And the soundtrack, which I did not purchase, has some fantastic music on it, especially the disco tunes. Still somehow I felt let down at the end, as if there was more to the story than what appeared on the screen...maybe the missing elements somehow ended up on the "cutting room floor," although in today's digital era, that phrase won't mean anything to people.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good film and even greater Blu-ray!
Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
As a collector of blu-rays, I absolutely love this blu-ray of Mystery Men. Thank you Best Buy for selling this blu-ray and making it available to collectors like myself. If you are a collector and looking for the best place to purchase Mystery Men, look no further then Best Buy, you'll be glad you did. Cheers!
This movie was a little early as far as parodies go. At the time of release, there were only a handful of comic book movies: Superman, Batman, and X-Men. That being said, after the Marvel and DC movies are on their way, it's nice to just have a spoof at the whole genre. The characters are great and the actor choice was spot-on. Get this for a fun Friday night with the family!