Movie Review: STAN LEE’S MIGHTY 7: BEGINNINGS (Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack)


STAN LEE’S MIGHTY 7: BEGINNINGS, features the voice talents of Stan LeeSean AstinJim BelushiMayim BialikDarren CrissFleaArmie Hammer, Teri HatcherMichael Ironside and Christian Slater. This is the first time Stan Lee stars in a leading role and not just a cameo.

Originally airing on Hub Network in early 2014, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings follows the comic book legend who plays an animated version of himself who accidentally meets seven aliens who have crash-landed in the desert. A top-secret military force led by the ominous Mr. Cross and the evil reptilian Taegons close in on the group so he takes them to a friend’s Malibu beach house to hide them. The house serves as a makeshift HQ where Lee tries to teach the dysfunctional team how to develop their powers and become Earth’s newest team of superheros.

Each team member has their own unique ability, personality and attitude and they do slowly learn how to work together and follow Lee’s direction but it takes a while. What’s kind of funny here is while Stan Lee serves as the makeshift leader for the team, he also still has comics on his mind and wants to create the first reality based superhero comic book. Always the pioneer this guy! The team does ultimately go up against the military force and the evil Taegons to save the day and the planet they now have to call home, Earth. The ending also sets up for more adventures for this team who now has an arch nemesis!

Okay, the story for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings is a lot of fun and full of superhero cheese. These characters are more grounded than most of the superheroes we already are familiar with. There’s characteristics like self esteem problems, egotistical problems, being self conscious about weight, looks and more. There’s lessons to be learned with this story and watching this team go from the dysfunctional group we meet in the beginning to the dysfunctional team that tries to work together at the end was not only entertaining but it could be motivational for some viewers. I think the standout to me was the fantastic animation used for the movie. I love this kind of animation and the action scenes in the movie as well. Let’s don’t forget about this super impressive voice cast that is sure to catch lots of true believer’s attention and this just adds to how cool this animated adventure already is.

Bottom line is, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings is a fun superhero movie that introduces fans to new characters from the mind of the great one, Stan “The Man” Lee. These superheroes each have their own special abilities but they also have their own problems that makes them more interesting. Be sure you check out this animated movie when it drops on April 15th because it’s completely worth checking out! It’s a Wal-Mart exclusive.

Distributor: Cinedgim

Run Time: 90 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Subtitles: English

Special Features: Excelsior! This Combo Pack is loaded with some really cool extras!

  • Interview with Stan
  • Stan Rants
  • Script to Screen Featurette
  • Composer’s Favorite Music Cues
  • Stan Lee Trivia Game
  • Production Sketches
  • SLAM 7 Trailer
  • $6.25 e-Movie Cash
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