THE ALLEGED ALLEGORICAL ALCHEMY OF THE MYSTERY MEN MOVIE!

IS IT JUST CAMPY FUN?....OR SOMETHING MORE?

AND THE REST....STARTING WITH:

CAPTAIN AMAZING!...

Represents 'AMERICA' and the 'Military-Industrial Establishment'.

He's the best, the brightest, the toughest, the shiniest...and a slave to his desire for wealth and corporate endorsements. Notice that the name of his alter ego is "LANCE HUNT"....which means 'weapon search'. The symbology here is very easy to discern. America and it's corporate masters have always been driven to find the most powerful weapons available. From the Monitor' and the 'Merrimac' to the A-Bomb....America will go down in history as the most voracious military empire the world has ever seen. 

 

Now here's the bad news:  Captain Amazing dies in the Mystery Men movie. This is a direct prediction and/or secret message to the priveleged few in the world that America's days are numbered! The hand that will 'pull the switch' will come from the THIRD WORLD! All Americans must take heed to this part of the MYSTERY MEN,....before it's too late.

 

MONICA...the WAITRESS!

Monica represents FEMALE FERTILITY the ultimate prize!...and, by and large, the FUTURE OF HUMANITY. She is held hostage in the final battle by Casanova and is eventually rescued by the lone Mr. Furious. Her job is symbolically mundane and kitchen-oriented which refers to the perennial role of women throughout history. She is not impressed by the pretentious Mr. Furious and his friends who play at being superheroes. She tells Mister Furious to "Just be Roy!" and to win her over, Mr. Furious must become mundane himself and give way to his normal persona as  'ROY'. The paradox is that in the end, when a reporter asks Mister Furious his name, he gives his real name of 'ROY'...but Monica cuts in and pronounces him to be "MISTER FURIOUS"  whose power comes from his 'boundless rage'.

 

THE HERKIMER BATTLE JITNEY REPRESENTS:

THE RESURGENCE OF OLD TECHNOLOGY. The movie presages a return to simpler and more effective means of waging war. Technology, if advanced enough, cancels itself out once the other side has figured out the secrets,....which is just a matter of time. Eventually it all boils down to just plain gutsy, well-equipped boots on the ground who take real estate by sheer force.

 

THE WANNABES!...

The 'Not-so-Super' Heroes!The 'Not-So-Super' Wanna-be Heroes at the recruitment party...'Ballerina Man', 'The Waffler' (Dane Cook, pictured above), Pencil Head (& Son), Squeegee Man, PMS Avenger, etc...represent the scattershot wealth of human ideas, cultures, organizations, religions, etc, that fall short of solving the worlds problems. Only the Mystery Men ( The FREEMASONS ) have the right stuff necessary to take on Casanova Frankenstein and his gangs (i.e: The VATICAN and Christian Fundamentalism, et al...) and restore order to the world when America finally falls.

 

THE PSYCHOFRAKULATER  represents...

RELIGIOUS BROADCASTING THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The movie depicts Captain Amazing (again, representing AMERICA) as captured and held in thrall by this machine which symbolizes the power of Christian Media.  

 

VICTOR WEEMS....(Ricky Jay) REPRESENTS THE MEDIA. He is a tricky, world weary 'minister of propaganda' for Captain Amazing that primes the pump through newspapers, television, radio, movies and the internet. (The casting of Ricky Jay in this role is particularly apt. Ricky is a world-class card sharp.)

  

 

 

DISCO MUSIC represents CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM or the CHRISTIAN FAITH BELIEF SYSTEM around the world. DISCO MUSIC is primarily remembered as the epitome of 'PASSE'...something foolish that the world indulged in for a time, but was foredoomed to failure due to lack of substance.

 

CHAMPION CITY represents THE EARTH AND IT'S HUMAN POPULATION, cultures and Nations who are forced to live in a futuristic industrial nightmare full of wild technology and commercialism gone bad.

 

 

 

TO THE EPILOGUE...

 

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