Every week, EW will imagine a sequel to a movie that we wish would happen — no matter how unlikely the idea really is.
Mystery Men is one of those movies that you either really love or you really loathe. For me, it’s the former. The hilarious, over-the-top, ridiculous, so-stupid-it’s-funny comedy revolves around Champion City and the not-so-super superheroes that walk its streets. You see, when Greg Kinnear’s Captain Amazing finds himself out of worthy adversaries, he uses his billionaire alter ego to try and get the city’s biggest villain, Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) released from the insane asylum he once worked so hard to put him in. Long story short, Frankenstein reunites with Tony P and the Disco Boys to blow up the insane asylum and kidnap Captain Amazing. He then starts his plan to use a reality-bending “Psycho-frakulator” on the rest of the city.
However, the superhero threesome of Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller), Shoveler (William H. Macy), and The Blue Raja (Hank Azaria) decide it’s up to them to rescue Amazing and save the city, so they begin assembling a team. Joining them is Spleen (Paul Reubens), Invisible Boy (Kel Mitchell), and The Bowler (Janeane Garofalo). The team then enlists Sphinx (Wes Studi) and mad scientist Dr. Heller (Tom Waits) to prepare them for battle. They somehow end up saving the day. But that’s not the important part. The important part is that this movie unites Kel Mitchell (of Kenan & Kel fame) with the likes of Hank Azaria and Geoffrey Rush. Does it get any better? See for yourself in the film’s 1999 trailer below: READ FULL STORY