DIRECTOR: KYLE NEWMAN.
(Last time I felt this good about a movie was after watching Speed Racer!) I’m not going to dwell on the distribution and cancer/plot issues that have delayed this film. Not to mention the insulting limited release, forcing some fanboys and girls to drive for hours to see FANBOYS. Noooooo!!! What I’m here to tell you is that FANBOYS is incredibly funny, brilliantly written, fully loaded with Star Wars and science fiction references, and at its core a great touching film that really hits home for all of us geeks and nurf herders.
The story begins in Ohio, back in that great year of 1998 a few years before the premier of Star Wars, The Phantom Menace. During a Halloween kegger, Eric (Huntington) meets up with his old friends from high school. Hutch (Fogler), Windows (Baruchel), and Linus (Marquette). Eric hasn’t seen his geek friends since high school as he’s been working for his dads car dealership trying to leave his geek days behind. That all changes when he finds out that Linus has cancer and doesn’t have long to live. Remembering a pact they made in 5th grade to break into Skywalker Ranch and steal the new Star Wars film, Eric decides to go along with his friends and risk his promotion as they head to California.
Hutch, works at a Comic book store where he and Zoe (Bell), trade sexual harassment dialog all day as they sell comics to Star Wars fans only, no Star Trek fans aloud!! These scenes were very clever references to Clerks. Speaking of, there’s a very funny Kevin Smith Cameo, very funny!
Windows, is the super geek of the group and one of my favorite characters. His online girlfriend/(boyfriend), “Rogue One” has provided him with a detailed blueprint of Skywalker Ranch and that turns into the final push they all need to go all the way for their friend Linus.
Linus, who resents Eric at first for his absence from the group soon forgives him when he shows up with the map he drew back in the 5th grade. With all the stars aligned they embark on their mission to Skywalker Ranch, but first they will travel to the home of James Tiberous Kirk, a Gay Biker Bar, Texas? Vegas, jail, a Star Trek Konvention? And maybe Skywalker Ranch?
I loved this film! The best film all year so far! I want to write more about the story but it would just ruin it. The movie is full of awesome cameo’s that are impressive and hilarious. Even Seth Rogen was funny, and that’s the last time you will read that under my name,,, FANBOYS is a great film I can’t recommend it higher, for Star Trek and Star Wars fans its epic !!! Its better that you experience the film rather than read about it !!! Find your Death Star!!!