Saturday, June 27, 2009


Fanboys is one of those films that has been in post-production hell for quite a while. Many cuts of the film were done because there was a debate over what the central motivation for these characters should be. The final cut tells the story of five friends, one of whom has cancer, that decide to break into Skywalker Ranch to catch a glimpse of the soon-to-be-released Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The debate was whether the filmmakers should keep the cancer plot. Either way, the cancer plot doesn't leave us with much gravitas. The film is instead like a less hornier American Pie for Star Wars fans. We very quickly forget that one of our main characters is going to die before the theatrical release of Episode I because there are too many lame jokes (that even Star Wars fans won't find amusing). And I personally found the end of the movie to not really satisfy common logic but I'll leave it at that so not to ruin anything. What could've been a much better parody with better writing, just falls flat after a few giggles.

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