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With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

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WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, the 89-year-old comic book legend who co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk. Featuring interviews with both fans and colleagues including Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, and Eva Mendes, the film is the tale of one man's determination to tell incredible stories that have enchanted the world for over 40 years.

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  • Actors: Stan Lee, Sean Astin, Kenneth Branagh, Nicolas Cage, Tobey Maguire
  • Directors: Will Hess, Nikki Frakes, Terry Dougas
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: MPI Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2012
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008MZZCZI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,225 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Like Stan "The Man" Lee himself, this movie zips along at an almost entirely upbeat, infectiously cheery pace. The film focuses much of its energy on describing Stan's time and influence in the comic-book industry (which is tremendous), and interposes archival footage of Stan as well as interviews from friends, former employees, and his wife throughout.

Less savory topics like his falling out with Jack Kirby (and other former Marvel staff), and some of his failed business ventures post-Marvel, are broadly discussed, but are quickly dispatched before moving onto another approving look at Stan's life.

Squeezed between all the ticker-tape and revelry, the movie does capture a conversation in which Stan and his wife discuss the death of one of their children that took place several decades ago. It's a quiet, understated scene and is memorable for being a tough, but genuinely sincere moment in an otherwise fluffy bio-doc.

Good for what it is, this is a fine flick for any fan of Stan Lee or someone with interest in learning general facts about one slice of comic-book history.
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Not being a huge comic book fan, I came to this movie through all of the hype about The Avengers. Stan Lee is sooo cool. I feel like I will enjoy the movies more now that I have insight into who their creator is. Charming, smart, witty and lover of a great story. Stan Lee became more that just the guy in the cameos in the films. With Great Power gives you the insider scoop on how the characters were created. I highly highly recommend!
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More for hardcore Stan Lee fans. Not much about where he grew up - his upbringing. Even with the focus being on Marvel Comics - I think it could have been more chronological. I'm sure people put a lot of work into making this. I mean it was interesting to see his daughter and learn about them not having more children - still this documentary (not Stan - I mean - Stan's the man!) - seemed superficial - I get a strong sense - it was done by a much younger generation.
I don't have more to say - other than what my rating says - 'it was okay'.
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Very disappointing. Despite winning 7 different awards, this video is nauseating. Though the 3(!) directors of this video obviously put a lot of love and work into this production, we ended up with lot of useless shallow crap here. We see endless, useless testimonials from various "celebrities" (Kevin Smith? Lou Ferrigno? no thanks!!) talking about how wonderful Stan Lee and Marvel Comics is. Then we see a lot of time spent at Stan's Los Angeles home with his wife and maid.....which is not what a true Marvel fan wants to see. Then we have a scene devoted to the emotional distraught caused by a newspaper article in 1967.... Who cares???

Technically, the directors put a lot of work into this. There's a lot of motion graphics used to explain the history of Stan Lee, but some of the graphics and videos are obviously just low quality jpgs and mpegs and look terrible. Also much of the graphics and video are distorted and shown at the incorrect aspect ratio, which makes this production look very TACKY. The directors had access to a lot of great old interview footage, but it's hardly ever used, and it's not used in the Bonus Features. The Bonus Features are JUNK and totally disappointing! I had hoped we'd get to see more of Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, and John Romita talking about their memories of Marvel, but instead we get more crap. We get a useless bonus feature about "The Sound of Cinema" ?? (Why is this here ???) The makers of this video had posted some great interviews with Gene Colan and others on Youtube, but those videos are missing from the final DVD....I hope that the directors go back and re-do this DVD and make it BETTER!
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I believe that this film did an excellent job of answering a question that a number of people have been asking for years: Who is Stan Lee? While he has been accused by numerous detractors of being in the spotlight more often than he should have been and they've expressed alot of anger about the lack of credit artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko received over the years as a result, in this film and in any forum where he had a chance to express his views, Stan "The Man" Lee never stopped giving credit to the talented people who drew, inked, lettered and performed numerous tasks that made Marvel the most popular comic book company in the country if not the world!

While I would have liked to have seen more video clips of his past interviews (he once appeared on The Mike Douglas Show wearing a Captain America costume without the skull cap because the wings fell off before he appeared on-camera and he didn't want to misrepresent the character), I enjoyed this look into The Man Behind The Myth and I look forward to the release of the DVD so that I can see if there are any special features that couldn't fit into the film proper.

Excelsior!
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WITH GREAT POWER (a/k/a WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY, 2010, 80 minutes, for Epix Channel) was one enjoyable, fun documentary. It is the story of Stan Lee, born Stanley Lieber, the Brain Behind Marvel Comics. In my estimation, he along with his three trusted artists IS Marvel Comics.

Told entirely by Stan himself, in mostly modern interviews and some footage from older appearances, this really covers all bases I wanted to know about him. I have read two forgettable biographies, and saw one other documentary about him - and they were all lousy. Maybe that's just me but this documentary is the one to see, the only one.

With great power, as Stan learned early, comes great responsibility. Even in documentaries, perhaps most especially in documentaries. There are important appearances/commentaries here from luminaries such as Nicholas Cage (who calls Stan "a father figure") and Patrick Stewart (who, like me, thinks Stan is greater than Shakespeare).

I have this rotten feeling I was cheated by the version I watched, because there are lots of credited no-shows, like one of my favorite actors, Thomas Hayden Church and one of my favorite directors, Roger Corman. Can't imagine where these boys got off to - and Nicholas Cage isn't much of an addition to the facts presented here: he gets about a minute of face time and part of that is a filmed spontaneous encounter he has with Stan someplace.

More than compensationary are the moments such as Stan sneaking up on Robert Downey who is attending to some adoring fans - he turns, sees Stan and says, "I'm too famous for YOU!"

To which Stan loudly yet sweetly says, "You're damn right you are!!!" as he gives Downey a big hug that is fiercely returned. But that's not why I love this documentary.
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