By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated February 04, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST
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Fanboys
Credit: John Estes

Fanboys

type
  • Movie
genre

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+

Fanboys

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 90 minutes
director
  • Kyle Newman

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