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Fanboys

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Fanboys
John Estes

Fanboys

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/06/09
performer:
Kristen Bell, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Chris Marquette, Sam Huntington
director:
Kyle Newman
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
Ernest Cline, Adam F. Goldberg
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

Die-hard Star Wars devotees, circa 1998, embark on a cross-country mission to break into Skywalker Ranch for a guerrilla preview screening of The Phantom Menace in Fanboys. Real-life fanboys know that the release of this mildly cute, mildly drooly, majorly too late spoof/homage has been delayed for more than two years. And during that time, an Internet-driven argument has raged about whether the final cut would retain a not-at-all-secret subplot involving the terminal illness of one of the Skywalker intruders. This critic says, ”Ick, it’s a gummy sentimental intrusion.” But the tribe spoke, saying, ”Keep it! That’s why the break-in is a gallant act!” We’re both right. C+