Stan Lee’s Mutants, Monsters, and Marvels features filmmaker/comic book author, Kevin Smith interviewing the “King of Comic Books” Stan Lee. The double-feature DVD covers Stan Lee’s early history, from the creation of Marvel Comics and some of the most memorable superheroes of all time through to the big-budget blockbuster movies featuring those great characters. Lee talks about the creation of Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, Thor and others. These characters, his babies, have become the mythos of the modern day and as Stan Lee himself points out… his readers (Baby Boomers) have come of age and once again these heroes and indeed Lee himself are in greater demand than ever.
Those of us who are diehard comic book fans, know most everything discussed in the film, but the setting makes it feel more like an intimate lunch conversation with a childhood hero than documentary. Great stuff.
And while getting the links for this blog, I discovered that my #2 favorite comic book hero of all-time is soon to be a movie too!! (The Hulk is #1) Iron Man, is in pre-production.
The rumour mill says that Tom Cruise will play billionaire, alcoholic Tony Stark. (I actually think that would be a great fit)
I will sign off with the immortal words of Stan Lee…
RATING 8 out of 10