Monday, 25 July 2011


"It's 1999, and Fanboys follows a group of avid Star Wars fans as they travel west to see the Holy Grail of all sci-fi movies, 'Star Wars Episode I'. Sounds boring? Possibly, until you discover the film hasn't been released yet, so the death star dorks try to break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to watch the picture before its release....

Not just for Star Wars fans (you will certainly get a hell of a lot more for your money if you are), Fanboys humour is primarily sourced from the original saga, but there's also plenty of decent bitching between our protagonists, particularly in the case of Dan Fogler, playing Hutch, who, other than Kristen Bell's show-stealing outfit in the final act, has a greater grasp of the force and would probably even outshine planet Alderaan's misadventure with the Death Star.

A love letter to the greatest trilogy of all time, the plot moves along at a fair old gallop, with cameos aplenty to please even those that bat for the other side. Luckily, it never veers too far from its roots, and one of the finest moments is when our band of heroes decide to crack some trekkie skulls (Seth Rogen popping up to add extra weight with a neat sideswipe at Star Trek and Jar Jar Binks). It's hard to believe twelve years have past since Episode One arrived on our screens, but relive the excitement by watching Kyle Newman's corker - it's certainly more satisfying."

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