Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 222

movie: Fanboys
starring: Sam Huntington, Seth Rogen
genre: Comedy, Sci-fi, Drama
year: 2009
format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot: a group of friends make their way across country to steal a copy of the Star Wars Phantom Menace film before it's official release in 1998

I liked this film for a few reasons, one was that it showed what real friendship is meant to be.  Another was that it was about going for your dreams no matter how far out they seem

There are typical scenes that pit Star Wars fans against Star Trek fans in an age old battle of who's movie is better, which had it been handled slightly different might not have worked at all.
It also seemed to be the biggest running joke through the entire film. That, and the star studded cameos by former Star Wars actors, not to mention William Shatner as himself.

While I was watching it, I had a few thoughts about the core of the "the force vs the fleet" storyline but sadly, I did not make notes.
Growing up, I was a die hard Star Wars fan.  Then I became a Star Trek fan. Which in the end led me to becoming a Farscape fan.  Each section of these space odysseys have their own brand of faith and therefore their own brand of faithful. Actual religions and cults have since sprung up in the last 50 years since the creation of each, lending to the last few generations of fans learning certain moral lessons in a way that only really devoted fans can.

Ironically, it was SW1Phantom Menace that ruined the Star Wars franchise for me.

what do i think i learned from this film?
But in the end, you have to believe in something even if it seems like you're the only one who does.

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