Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fanboys (2009)

Director: Kyle Newman

Starring: Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell, David Denman, Christopher McDonald, Charlie B. Brown, Seth Rogen, Danny Trejo, Billy Dee Williams, William Shatner, Carrie Fisher, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ray Park, Ethan Suplee

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Never tell them the odds.

Plot: "Star Wars" fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of STAR WARS: EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999) before its release.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? YES!!!

This one took me by surprise. When I heard the premise a couple of years ago it sounded goofy and potentially fun. I had no idea it was as clever and geekily hysterical it really was. I enjoyed the hell out of it. There are in-jokes for STAR WARS fans all over the place and they even have some fun at the expense of some Trekkers but if you're one of them, don't worry because you'll get one howlingly huge laugh from a brilliantly funny cameo by a certain someone who turns out to be integral to the plot. I about pissed myself. It's as good as the surprise cameo in ZOMBIELAND (2009). Don't watch the trailer if you want it to stay a surprise. I didn't know going into it and I about pissed myself with laughter when he showed up. STAR WARS fans, especially those of us who were there from the very beginning in '77 will eat this shit up and come back for seconds.

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