History Film / MysteryMen

22nd Apr '16 2:29:54 PM JustTroper
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* ProverbialWisdom: The Sphinx, who serves as a mentor to the main characters, always speaks in proverbs and aphorisms.
26th Mar '16 10:46:59 PM Kalaong
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* CardboardPrison: Averted, since what kickstarts the plot is the ''lack'' of free-roaming supervillains for Captain Amazing to fight. A couple of AwesomeMcCoolname types are mentioned as being out of action for good.
--> '''Cpt. Amazing:''' Father Doom?
--> '''Publicist:''' Life without parole. Apocalypta's doing fifty years, Armagezmo's in exile, Baron von Chaos got the chair...

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* CardboardPrison: Averted, since what kickstarts the plot is the ''lack'' of free-roaming supervillains for Captain Amazing to fight. A couple of AwesomeMcCoolname types are mentioned as being out of action for good.
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good... so he ''[[InvokedTrope invokes]]'' the trope and gets one released - one potent enough to give him a fight worthy of publicising... [[spoiler:one which kicks his ass, leaving the Mystery Men to save the day.]]
-->'''Vic:''' Deathman is dead.\\
'''Cpt. Amazing:''' Father Doom?
--> '''Publicist:'''
Doom?\\
'''Vic:'''
Life without parole. Apocalypta's Apocalypto's doing fifty years, Armagezmo's Armagezzmo's in exile, Baron von Chaos got the chair...\\
'''Cpt. Amazing:''' Really?\\
'''Vic:''' Casanova Frankenstein is locked up in a nut-house.\\
'''Cpt. Amazing:''' Casanova Frankenstein - now there was a supervillain! You know, he just... he's got those eyes, you know? I can't do it, but... and that voice! Such pure evil! The battles we used to have extraordinary!\\
'''Vic''': "Used to." That's the problem, Captain. "Used to."\\
'''Cpt. Amazing:''' (MeaningfulLook)
1st Mar '16 1:09:21 AM Mad_Spy
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*** Also, the initial three members are based on the three classic members of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica: The Shoveler is Jay Garrick, original ComicBook/TheFlash (the helmet, and the squeaky-clean personality), Blue Rajah is Alan Scott, the original ComicBook/GreenLantern ([[HilariousInHindsight the flamboyant attire]] and not being dressed in the color he's name after), and Mister Furious is Ted Grant, aka Wildcat (the temper, the (albeit faux) gruff attitude).

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*** Also, the initial three members are based on the three classic members of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica: The Shoveler is Jay Garrick, original ComicBook/TheFlash (the helmet, and the squeaky-clean personality), Blue Rajah is Alan Scott, the original ComicBook/GreenLantern ([[HilariousInHindsight the flamboyant attire]] and not being dressed in the color he's name named after), and Mister Furious is Ted Grant, aka Wildcat (the temper, the (albeit faux) gruff attitude).



** TheLeader: The Shoveler gives the RousingSpeech. Interestingly, when he says "Leadership, it's what we've been missing." He was looking at Mr.Furious as if disapointed that he didn't live up to this role.

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** TheLeader: The Shoveler gives the RousingSpeech. Interestingly, when he says "Leadership, it's what we've been missing." He was looking at Mr.Furious as if disapointed disappointed that he didn't live up to this role.
29th Feb '16 1:08:27 AM Eagal
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* CaptainErsatz: To some degree, most of the characters have (or parody) the characteristics of certain trademarked super-heroes and -villains.
** The Blue Raja is one of Hawkeye/Green Arrow (albeit with a different choice of weapon), and Mr. Furious ''wants'' to be one of Mr. Hyde (or the Hulk).
** Captain Amazing is a sort of pastiche of Captain America and Batman - with Clark Kent's glasses and Booster Gold's shallow attitude.
** Casanova Frankenstein is obviously strongly influenced by the Joker, although his gadgeteer tendencies invoke Lex Luthor or Dr. Doom.



** See CaptainErsatz.
** Also, the initial three members are based on the three classic members of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica: The Shoveler is Jay Garrick, original ComicBook/TheFlash (the helmet, and the squeaky-clean personality), Blue Rajah is Alan Scott, the original ComicBook/GreenLantern ([[HilariousInHindsight the flamboyant attire]] and not being dressed in the color he's name after), and Mister Furious is Ted Grant, aka Wildcat (the temper, the (albeit faux) gruff attitude).

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** See CaptainErsatz.
**
To some degree, most of the characters have (or parody) the characteristics of certain trademarked super-heroes and -villains.
*** The Blue Raja is one of Hawkeye/Green Arrow (albeit with a different choice of weapon), and Mr. Furious ''wants'' to be one of Mr. Hyde (or the Hulk).
*** Captain Amazing is a sort of pastiche of Captain America and Batman - with Clark Kent's glasses and Booster Gold's shallow attitude.
*** Casanova Frankenstein is obviously strongly influenced by the Joker, although his gadgeteer tendencies invoke Lex Luthor or Dr. Doom.
***
Also, the initial three members are based on the three classic members of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica: The Shoveler is Jay Garrick, original ComicBook/TheFlash (the helmet, and the squeaky-clean personality), Blue Rajah is Alan Scott, the original ComicBook/GreenLantern ([[HilariousInHindsight the flamboyant attire]] and not being dressed in the color he's name after), and Mister Furious is Ted Grant, aka Wildcat (the temper, the (albeit faux) gruff attitude).
29th Feb '16 1:07:09 AM Eagal
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The score takes itself more seriously than the movie. They also work in several major disco hits (as well as the more obscure "A Fifth of Beethoven," a funk version of the Fifth Symphony.)
10th Jan '16 9:33:58 PM Peteman
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* FalseReassurance: When the Blue Raja asks the Bowler if she really put her father's skull in her bowling ball, she assures him she didn't. "The guy at the Pro Shop did it."


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* LiteralMinded: When the Blue Raja asks the Bowler if she really put her father's skull in her bowling ball, she assures him she didn't. "The guy at the Pro Shop did it."
10th Jan '16 8:49:37 PM Fyrmer
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-->'''Tony P:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Top of your head, huh]]?

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-->'''Tony P:''' C:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Top of your head, huh]]?
7th Jan '16 12:11:24 AM Fyrmer
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* ExactWords: At Casanova Frankenstein's parole hearing, Dr. Leek assures everyone that Casanova is no more a danger to the city than [[DarkMistress she is]].
7th Jan '16 12:05:07 AM Fyrmer
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** Blue Rajah's forks and spoons make stereotypical blade "whoosh" noises.
4th Jan '16 8:47:24 PM Fyrmer
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* CallingShotgun: When the gang is piling into the Shoveler's station wagon.
-->'''Spleen:''' Shotgun!
-->'''Blue Raja:''' Yes, well, I already called it, didn't I?
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