Reviewed byaek6000Vote: 9/10/10
I'm not a movie critic so I'm not going to act like one like manypeople do on here.
Plain and simple Fanboys was great. The movie had a strong story andwas very funny. If your into star wars, comics, movies, pop culture,you will throughly enjoy this movie. Go see it.
Myself, and 4 of my friends took a road trip to Chicago to see it. Ithink the road trip really made the movie even better.
Its in limited release, but its worth the road trip. It was a lot offun.
Love this flick.
Reviewed byevanston_dadVote: 8/10/10
A surprisingly funny movie about a group of geeks who set off on amission to break into Skywalker Ranch and view a print of theas-yet-unreleased latest installment in the "Star Wars" saga, "ThePhantom Menace."
This is a road trip comedy of the fairly standard variety, with tripsto jail and Vegas, some drug use, some Internet hookups and someprostitutes thrown in for good measure. The film looks like it was madefor about $20 and certainly doesn't break any new ground. But the castof actors is game and look like they're having a ball -- there's anespecially hilarious sequence that features Seth Rogen in disguise asleader of an army of rival Trekkies. I can't really imagine anyone whodoesn't have a pretty thorough knowledge of "Star Wars" trivia enjoyingthis film, because virtually every shot and line includes some sort ofreference to the George Lucas series. But since I'm a "Star Wars" fan,I thought it was a hoot.
Reviewed byMr_CensoredVote: 8/10/10
"Fanboys" is a movie about, well, fanboys. Four childhood friends makea pact on Halloween night in 1998 to infiltrate the Skywalker Ranch inhopes of catching a rough cut of the long-awaited "Star Wars" prequel,"The Phantom Menace." Together in a geeked-out van, armed with dozensof Rush cassette tapes, they make a cross-country trip where theybattle with angry Trekkies ("Star Trek" fans, for the uninitiated),stumble into an "all-male" bar, evade an angry pimp and land in jail,while one of their own attempts to make peace with his fate.
The film was pushed back for so long and re-edited so much (re-shootswere done by hack director Steven Brill, which thankfully were dumpedfrom the final product, as directed by Kyle Newman) that it's easy tolet the problems that plagued "Fanboys" overshadow the movie. What themovie delivers, though, is an often hilarious, sometimes sentimentaland utterly geeky send-up of geek culture. A valentine to "Star Wars"fans, perhaps, it's a film that pokes fun at its core audience withoutalienating it. There's a wealth of cameos , too, from the likes ofWilliam Shatner, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Kevin Smith, JasonMewes and three (count 'em, three) roles featuring Seth Rogen. If onething can be said about the film, it's never a bore.
Sure, the road-trip formula has been used many times before, and yes,the film rarely breaks from the expected, but its subplot revolvingaround a sick friend keeps it from being just some raunchy teen comedywith a geeky twist. "Fanboys" has heart, and combined with a solidyoung cast and hundreds of "Star Wars" and other nerdy references,makes it a film worth returning to again and again.
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