After years of waiting, The Blot has finally seen Fanboys. In fact, I just got back from the theater a few minutes and I don’t care what anyone says, it was great! For the longest time I’ve been hearing rumors that while the movie’s script was amazing, the film’s execution was lacking. USAToday even gave it 2 and ½ stars, but I left the theater extremely happy and entertained. As a huge Kevin Smith fan the best compliment I can give Fanboys is that it really reminded me of one of his mid-career movies, with its numerous surprise cameos, Star Wars and pop culture references galore, and the occasional over the top crass joke.
What I loved about Fanboys the most was that it was a fitting tribute to geek fandom without going crossing the line like so many other movies have. If you’re a Star Wars fan and live in one of 8 select cities in which the film is currently playing walk, no run to your local cinema and make sure you see Fanboys this weekend! Who knows, maybe its opening weekend box office numbers will be high enough to garner a wider release. That way, Star Wars fans across the country can experience this awesome Star Wars road trip movie the way it was intended, on the big screen.