Monday, August 24, 2009

They Made a Movie about Fanboys?


My husband bought Fanboys just because of the title. Neither of us had heard of it before he saw it for sale at the store. I think he also bought it because the woman who starred in Veronica Mars is in it.

This is an inane movie. A group of young men decide they need to break into George Lucas’s house so they can watch Star Wars: Episode I before it is released to theaters because they have a friend with cancer who’s going to die. Along the way they listen to Rush, they break a statue in Iowa, have to strip at a gay biker bar in Iowa, and they smoke peyote in Iowa. (I’ve been to Iowa, and I don’t think there are a lot of gay biker bars there. I also thought peyote grew in the American Southwest, not the Midwest.) The fanboys end up in Las Vegas where they get chased by angry Star Trek fans and a pimp who loves Star Wars, but they get help from William Shatner and Veronica Mars. Veronica Mars and the boys break into Lucas’s house, where they get caught and interrogated. They boy with cancer gets to watch the movie, but the rest have to camp out in front of a movie theater when it is released.

If your fanboy wants to watch the movie, tell him you read about it online and you’ll tell him how it ends if he tries to make you watch it.

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