With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

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The life and career of the comic book writer and editor.


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8 August 2012 | MartinHafer
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| Very watchable though a bit incomplete.
"With great power comes great responsibility." This quote from Spider-Man is where they derived the title of the show--quite fitting as the character was a co-creation of Stan Lee.

This film is a biography of Stan Lee--a creative genius and god to the comic book world. Using interviews and MAJORLY COOL graphics (that looked like comic books coming to life), you learn about the cult of Stan Lee--why people adore him as well as having this great raconteur just talk--which is MORE than enough reason to watch. This is a very enjoyable documentary and I am glad I watched it with my comic book geek daughter. However, I learned that although we both thought it was a great picture, the film omitted some VERY important stuff. Apparently, there has been a lawsuit initiated by Jack Kirby's estate against Lee and Disney demanding compensation since Kirby co-created many of the characters discussed in the documentary. While Lee does talk about Kirby's work to a degree, the film made it looked like they were best friends and you'd have no idea such a lawsuit occurred. A MAJOR omission to say the least! Still, despite this hole, the film is worth seeing.

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