Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"I can hear his beard..."


What a fun night at the cinema!

I was fortunate to be invited to a preview screening of the satirical movie, "Fanboys", at the Dendy, Newtown, courtesy of this weekend's SupaNova Convention and my contest-winning friend, Karen.

Essentially, it's a very funny coming-of-age "road trip" film featuring a group of dorky, "Star Trek"-hating, basement-dwwelling, "Star Wars" trilogy-loving fanboys who have tired of the lengthy delay required until George Lucas decided to make the prequel, "Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace". They re-hatch an old high school plan to invade the Lucasfilm production ranch, and earn themselves a sneak peak at the the rough cut of the new movie.

Sadly for them, and especially for one adult fanboy they meet (who has already tattooed the up-and-coming disaster, Jar Jar Binks, on his back), the sneak preview they so desire may not answer their cravings in the ways they imagine.

Lots of crazy celebrity cameos, including William Shatner as himself (Hey, isn't he Mr No-Cameos-Ever?), and some very funny and memorable one-liners.


Tom Q Public said...

Good pair of posts here (and a very nice blog overall)! I just caught "Fanboys" last week myself (on pay-per-view here in the States) and adored it. I loved "Star Wars" for the span of the original trilogy and shortly thereafter, but fell head-over-heels for "Trek" beginning with "TNG" and it has occupied a much bigger space in my heart ever since. Still, though, I was surprised at how many of those silly trivia questions I actually somehow still knew the answers to. I suppose one can take the boy out of "Star Wars" but can never entirely take the "Star Wars" out of the boy, eh? ;-) Cheers!


Therin of Andor said...

I actually slept through the midnight premiere screening of "Episode I: The Phantom Menace".

Or I thought I did. Till I finally caught it again at an open-air screening here in Sydney - and it was just as bad. Only highlight: Empire ships being swooped by fruit bats. Just like 3D, only real!

We deliberately sat behind a group of "little people" (for a good view) - and finally realised they were actors playing Jawas in "Episode II", then-filming at Fox Studios Australia.