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Wow, just… just… wow.
There is something entertaining about watching a movie that is in no way serious take itself far too serious. Unfortunately, forStan Lee’s Lightspeed, that is the only thing entertaining about it.
The film revolves around a government agent named Daniel Leight (Jason Connery, still nowhere near as good as his father) who is granted super speed powers in a freak accent. While off duty he gets a running suit that looks remarkably like a costume, becoming a superhero named Lightspeed. (His name is Leight and speed is his power. Get it?)
He has to use those powers to fight a super-criminal named Python, formerly a stem cell researcher (in clearly an attempt to be relevant in 2006). They confront one another several times over the film always with Leight’s former allies in the “Ghost Squad” getting involved. Lee Majors does what he can to try and save the film in the process, but when Lee Majors is the most talented actor on screen, something has gone very, very wrong.
The effects are cheesy in a few places, but actually come out surprisingly well considering the film clearly didn’t have much of a budget. Sadly it seems most of the money went to the effects. The script by Steve Latshaw and John Gray can be describe as “flat” at best. Director Don E. FauntLeRoy isn’t untalented, but clearly he phoned this one in.
Sadly, Stan Lee’s Lightspeed is a waste of everyone’s involved time, including mine. Not Recommended.