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Mystery Men (1999): I Couldn’t Even Bring Myself to Finish It

Mystery Men (Kinka Usher, 1999)
[originally posted 16May2000]

photo credit: fthismovie.net

The URL in the photo credit is a perfect assessment of my feelings.


Usher’s first film, and I desperately hope it will be his last. Not even Janeane Garofalo could save this mess. The third film I have ever turned off in the middle (the other two being Dennis Hopper’s godawful Let It Rock and the so-stupid-it-wasn’t-even-funny Plan Nine from Outer Space). Seriously in contention for a spot on my ten all-time-worst list, but I have problems figuring out what I want to remove. (zero)

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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