Mil Mascaras has always been my favorite pro wrestler.With his acrobatic wrestling style,colorful costumes and weight-lifter's physique he epitomized the similarities between pro wrestlers and the characters found in superhero comic books.Nowhere are those similarities more evident than in the masked wrestler or Mexiluchahero genre.Mascaras has made a number of them.And this is arguably the best. In this flick masked wrestler and part-time superhero Mil Mascaras,the Man of 1000 Masks is tracking down a group of escaped Nazi war criminals led by B-Movie legend John Carradine.The Nazis are masquerading as carnival performers and so Mascaras puts together an act to join the carnival and ferret them out. This flick features everything you'd want or expect from a carnival/circus mystery.A knife-thrower,sharpshooter,clowns hiding evil secrets behind their make-up and plenty of beautiful showgirls.Everything except perhaps a man in a cheesy gorilla costume doing battle with our masked hero.Though there is a cool arm-wrestling match between Mil and Hercules,the carnival strongman.This is unfortunately not dubbed into English and I've never seen a copy with English sub-titles.But you should have no problem following the comic book-like plot.And speaking of comic books let me add that this flick would have been great adapted into a graphic novel by the tag-team of Steve Ditko(pencils)and Wally Wood(inks).If you're a comic book fan or action movie fan check this movie out.
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