WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY (2010 Comic Con International Film Festival San Diego California)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Stars ììì

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story—a documentary about one of our greatest comic book writers/creators, Stan Lee, creator of The Hulk, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Thor, X-Men, Daredevil, and Iron Man—begins with President George W. Bush commemorating Stan Lee for his lifelong contributions to the world of arts. The documentary contains wonderful interviews with business owners, colleagues, and actors/actresses who know and have worked with Stan Lee. Inspiring and personal, the film allows deep insight into a successful man who built an empire while maintaining an outstandingly happy marriage and nourishing a widely diverse circle of friends. Although over 86 years of age, Stan Lee sets the bar by continuing to be actively and heavily involved in an industry he made great. The documentary is more than worth watching for a wider audience than the average comic fan.

Storyline

The documentary explores the vast contributions comic book writer/creator Stan Lee makes to the entertainment community.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Terry Dougas, Nikki Frakes, and William Lawrence Hess for directing efforts. Thank you to Producers Terry Dougas, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Nikki Frakes, and William Lawrence Hess for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Avi Arad (Himself), Sean Astin (Himself), Dick Ayers (Himself), Kenneth Branagh (Himself), Ian Bryce (Himself), Nicolas Cage (Himself), Gill Chamion (Himself), Michael Chiklis (Himself), and Thomas Haden Church (Himself).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This documentary is exceptionally personal, insightful, and delightful.

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