Fanboys [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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The extras are more miss than hit though, A few thankfully deleted scenes, a trailer and a handful of short documentaries with the actors and director as talking heads. Not much real entertainment to be had from the special features, however better than nothing at all.
This is the story of a group of friends, Eric (Sam Huntington), Hutch (Dan Fogler), Linus (Chris Marquette), Windows (Jay Baruchel) and Zoe (Kristen Bell), who are obsessive Star Wars fans (well, Zoe is maybe just a little bit more reasonable than the boys). They are very excited that a new Star Wars movie (The Phantom Menace) will open in six months - but then they learn that Linus has terminal stage cancer and there is no way he will live that long. So they immediately decide to go on a quest - drive through all the country to Texas, break into Skywalker ranch and steal one copy of the film, so Linus can see it before dying. The film describes this noble - and completely crazy - quest.
Before going further, for sake of full disclosure I must confess something. Yes, I am totally a Star Wars fanboy, quite a desperate case in fact - and proud of being one too! That being said, I actually love almost all Star Wars spoofs and parodies ("Spaceballs", "Robot Chicken", "How it should have ended", etc.) as well as all the jokes about fanboys. Even being the butt of such jokes from those who never saw the light (or at least the dark side of the Force) never bothered me - to the contrary I always was and still am the first to have a merry good laugh about it. All of this was the reason why I expected so much from this film - but my disappointment was cruel...
I started to have a bad feeling about this thing already after the first minute. Four minutes later I realised that those were not the droids I was looking for. After 10 minutes I yelled "It's a trap"!Read more ›
Set in 1998, a plan is hatched to cross the Un ited States to Skywalker Ranch and grab a first peek at The Phantom Menace. The reason for this is one of the crew is terminally ill, but don't worry, this downbeat story thread is not dwelled upon. Perhaps more would have come out of the movie if it had been.
Instead, we get fights with Trekkies, girl trouble, pimp trouble, gambling and hallucinatory drugs. All topped off with a quite bizarre final infiltration of Skywalker Ranch. There are a few easy laughs, but a lot of the film is just puerile nonsense. Those who hate Star Wars or science fiction generally would revel in just how pathetic the characters often come across.
It also looks incredibly cheap (although maybe that's deliberate) and some licencing of the Star Wars soundtrack would have gone a long way. There are a few good sound effects which help, but then only geeks (like me) would notice what they were in the first place.
The DVD case trumpeted Seth Rogen in three separate roles, and that was a worry as it instantly made me think it was the movie's biggest selling point. Sadly, it isn't. His performance(s) are OK but light on laughs. The rest of the cast fare little better as the script is just too lightweight. Kristen Bell as the token Star Wars lovin' girl so horribly misses the mark that it's quite funny in itself, I suppose.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The film is a reasonably fun break-in into George Lucas home / studio. What is subpar is that the bluray (and DVD too it seems) has no subtitles. Read morePublished 4 months ago by cris
I heard a lot of people talking about this one and it certainly lives up to it's rep. Is a good film and if you are a geek and especially into Star Wars then will love it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hedgehog
I'd be inclined to stream as you're unlikely to watch it more than once - maybe twice.Published 14 months ago by Mr. Jon C. Gill
This was a birthday gift so I didnt watch it.....But it was well recieved and arrived quickly. Would recomend.Published 16 months ago by mr j moore