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Old November 27 2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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Fanboys: I can't believe it took me this long

... to actually see this film. Our cable service has provided a free weekend for HBO, Showtime and Cinemax, and this was one of the films they were showing. So I recorded it. And watched. And thoroughly loved it!!! It blends some great satire, hilarious jokes and wonderful pieces of poignance and pathos. It has William Shatner as a mole, Kristen Bell looking wonderful and excellent Rush references! What's not to enjoy?

Maybe it's because I still tend to bristle a bit at the ridicule heaped unnecessarily on geeks like myself. Honestly, I don't really care all that much... but it does get annoying at times. To be sure, plenty of geek behavior really is ridiculous and deserves to be mocked. However.... perhaps it's the effect of the movie, but heck.... I find a great deal of the positives society holds dear in that culture.

Oscar material it is not, but.... it's a fun film, excellent for just sitting back and wasting a couple of hours.
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Old November 27 2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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It's a great film for geeks like us I would love a Star Trek version of the film based around the latest 2009 re-boot movie.
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Old November 27 2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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Re: Fanboys: I can't believe it took me this long

Trekkies don't come off terribly well in it, that's for sure, and that kinda bugs me... but not too much. And the whole virgin joke angle does get tiring, but overall I found myself laughing quite a bit at the teasing which was good-natured ala "Galaxy Quest".


ETA: Incidentally, anybody know what the song is played over the scene of Linus watching the film is? The acoustic guitar one?
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Old November 28 2010, 03:24 AM   #4
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Re: Fanboys: I can't believe it took me this long

"Fanboys" is a great film that I think captures the spirit of what it is like of being a fan while pokes fun at it at the same time. As for the Trekkie rivalry stuff...I wasn't offended because I've never really believed that there is a true divide between the two fandoms, maybe there is among the fanatics but I love both franchises. Plus "Fanboys" has Kristen Bell! My favorite part of the movie is when they infiltrate Skywalker Ranch and are interrogated by Danny McBride's character!
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Old November 28 2010, 03:49 AM   #5
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Yeah, I thought it was a lot of fun. And I'm pretty sure those Trekkies post here.
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Old November 28 2010, 04:27 AM   #6
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Fun movie, I love the cameos. Everyone from Harry Knowles as himself to Ray Park as a Lucas guard.
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Old November 28 2010, 04:43 AM   #7
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Actually Harry Knowles is actually Ethan Slurpee. The cameos were fun.
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Old November 28 2010, 06:52 AM   #8
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The only part of that movie I've seen was the brawl between the Fanboys and Trekkies, which was hilarious.

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Old November 28 2010, 07:00 AM   #9
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Yep, fun movie. I do think that it's not just for Star Wars fans, but encapsulates the fan in all of us whatever the franchise. I found some bits particularly inspired. I actually found the fact that they were so excited about seeing it didn't detract from the movie at all. I felt that's what added to the charm.
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Old November 28 2010, 07:51 AM   #10
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It's a nice movie, but the humor was too shallow for my taste and if you watch the trailer you've already seen most of the scenes that make it worth watching.
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Old November 28 2010, 04:50 PM   #11
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Re: Fanboys: I can't believe it took me this long

If it had come out when it was intended, I'm sure it would have been fine - but years of waiting for the film generated a level of expectation which the film couldn't match.

It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't that great either.
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Old November 28 2010, 08:28 PM   #12
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i think it's nice that they let ray speak.
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Old November 28 2010, 08:46 PM   #13
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Re: Fanboys: I can't believe it took me this long

I forgot to add something in my earlier post...

Kristen Bell FTW
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Old November 28 2010, 10:18 PM   #14
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It's a nice movie, but the humor was too shallow for my taste and if you watch the trailer you've already seen most of the scenes that make it worth watching.
Yeah, I ended up not really caring for this one. It seemed like such a clever idea, and it has a good cast (having Kristen Bell on board is always a win), but it just never really comes together. Meh.
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Old November 28 2010, 10:58 PM   #15
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If it had come out when it was intended, I'm sure it would have been fine - but years of waiting for the film generated a level of expectation which the film couldn't match.

You mean like the movie they were waiting so long for?
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