Face front, True Believers:
Lee, of course, is the guy who co-created Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Avengers, and pretty much comic books as we know them today, and while he did all that with the help of extremely talented collaborators, he was the one shrewd enough to have his name attached to the whole shebang. As such, he’s been the public face of Marvel Comics for almost fifty years, and among a certain demographic, that buys you a pretty long line of credit. Credit that, over the past few years, Lee has spent on bringing truly, hilariously terrible projects to life.
Such is Lightspeed, which is not just a one-star movie, but a one-star Sci Fi Channel Original, which means that it didn’t even meet the standards set by Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.
One thing I mention in the article is that the movie is essentially Stan Lee ripping off his own work, but you might be wondering just how far that goes. As an answer, I offer the press’s reaction to Lightspeed:
The Worst of Netflix: ‘Nuff Said.