Excerpt: Four friends take a hilarious road trip across the country to honor the wish of their dying buddy - to break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch and watch "Star Wars: Episode 1" before the movie's worldwide release.
Excerpt: Fanboys ignites a number of long-standing geek debates. Does Luke have feelings for Princess Leia? Is Boba Fett an overrated acrobat? These are important debates… if you’re the fan base that will appreciate something as simple as Hutch (Dan Fogler) punching his van’s roof to start it up.
Excerpt: The Movie It is a time of sweet, innocent anticipation: 1998, six months until Episode I opens, much to the delight of longtime fans like me. One particular Star Wars -phile has been diagnosed with a terminal illness that will make his attendance on opening day an impossibility, and so he and his...
Conclusion: It's hard to be a complete curmudgeon when dealing with a film that obviously has its heart in the right place, as Fanboys indubitably does. That still doesn't excuse some sloppy writing and a tone that lurches to and fro like the Millennium Falcon in need of a tune up.
Excerpt: I’ve kept track of Fanboys for years. Since the Weinstein refused to release it without their cuts, to the striking of Weinstein Company’s films, to its premiere at Comic-Con, its rumored release around with Clone Wars, to finally now!
Excerpt: At the end of Fanboys , when the boys and token girl finally settle in to watch The Phantom Menace , one turns to the group and asks "Guys, what if the movie sucks?" It's a question that also should have occurred to the assorted geeks and fans who fought so hard for this movie's release, starting...
Excerpt: With Star Wars offshoots now reliably appearing every time George Lucas sneezes out an idea, it's hard to remember a time when new chapters in his saga created a mystique, much less anticipation.