Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fanboys – I Feel the Farce is Strong with this One.

A better name for Fanboys would have been Cameo: the motion picture. Fanboys should the how to guide for filmmakers looking to do a bunch of really great cameos. While they’re at it they may want to consider looking at the rest of Fanboys as a “what not to do” in making a movie. It’s essentially A+ material done at a D- level; it’s kind of disheartening really.

Like being trapped in a garbage smasher without having R2 there to shut them down for you

Fanboys is the story of Three long time friends and one other friend who they’ve lost touch with after high school. Eric is a used car salesman; he works for his father “big chuck” who is so tan I bet he makes George Hamilton jealous. At one point Eric wanted to be a comic book artist though, but most he’s just a star wars nerd. Linus, Hutch and Windows round out the last of the four; they never really stopped being the star wars nerds that they were in high school. Something seems oddly familiar about them, but for the life of me I can’t put my finger on it. Before too long we discover that Linus is dying with cancer. So Eric realizing the error of his ways decides one last caper, to travel to George Lucas’ place and steal a print of Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace.

say hello to the most persuasive argument to seeing this film

Along the way they meet up with many an interesting character and each one of them an amazing cameo. Seth Rogan, Danny Trejo, Allie Grant, Ethan Suplee (playing Harry Knowles of ain’t it cool news fame), Joe Lo Truglio, Billy Dee Williams (playing a character named Judge Reinhold, which is hilarious), William Shatner, Carrie Fisher, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes (because the the two never separate), Ray Park, Will Forte, Craig Robinson and last, but certainly not least Danny Mcbride. Like I said, some of the best cameos put on celluloid. Sadly it’s the rest of the film that suffers as the main characters (except Dan Fogler as Hutch) put out shitty performance after shitty performance or maybe I’m just missing the point and that’s just how the characters are. I somehow doubt this. It’s definitely not the worst film I’ve seen this year so far, but it’s not the best either. A+ material with D- delivery equals out to a…

3 Jar Jar Binks out of 5

Next Up: Objectified - I'll try to be objective

P.S. The closing line of the film poses the eternal question “but what if the film sucks?” history has already answered that one for us.

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