Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels

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Released 2002

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Director:
Scott Zakarin
Released:
2002
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Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels is a documentary film of filmmaker/comic writer Kevin Smith as he sets out to interview comic book writer, editor, and publisher Stan Lee about his life and his achievements. Stan Lee, in joint efforts with several artists, launched Marvel Comics from a small publishing house to the large multimedia corporation it is today with their co-creations of iconic comic book characters, such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, and Thor. The documentary is broken down into two separate films, "Creating Spider-Man" and "Here Come the Heroes" with a side interview of Lee's wife, Joan, and a few home movies. In "Creating Spider-Man", Smith asks Stan Lee about the original idea of the web-crawling Peter Parker, the collaboration with artists Stan Kirby and Steve Ditko, who ultimately created the well-known Spider-Man costume, and the many TV and film adaptations, including the then soon to be released Sam Raimi direct, Spider-Man. In "Here Come the Heroes", Smith guides Stan Lee's train of thought to his other creations with an emphasis on the cosmically altered Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, and the mutant outcasts the X-Men as Lee worked with the novel idea of superheroes with a flawed humanity, the kind that had tempers and faults instead of perfection. Smith, an avid comic book fan himself, creates the feel of an intimate discussion with a legend and the father of legends, sharing the stories and artistic process of the past forty years of Lee's long career at Marvel Comics.moreless
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