Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
Fanboys" is a Star Wars fans film to be watched and revered. It had alot of delays, where I didn't think it would ever see the light of day. But it turns out some delays were actually good. George Lucas himself got an early cut of the film of approved of it and offered Skywalker Ranch for effects. An increased budget also allowed for reshoots and adding scenes that weren't originally in there. The Lucas connection also helped getting some fantastic cameos-- Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, William Shatner, Danny Trejo, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and Ray Park.
The story is set in 1998 with a dramatic subplot for a comedy. A group of friends is about to be torn apart by cancer. One of them is dying and will not make it to the release of "The Phantom Menace". As fans of the franchise, they set out on an adventure to Skywalker Ranch to steal a print of the movie. While someone else was taking over director duties for the reshoots, this cancer plot was going to be removed but would have left the film empty, without the driving force (so to speak) behind it. Protests ensued and cooler heads prevailed and it remained, leaving the heart and soul intact.
Even without the cameos, the movie started with some well known names, or at least went on to more well known movies-- Dan Folger (who went on to be in Fantastic Beasts), Kristen Bell, Sam Huntington, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, Ethan Suplee. One problem with the trailer being so early is that edits were made along the way causing some scenes in the trailer to be cut out.
Unfortunately, partially due to a limited theatrical release, it didn't fair too well and met bad reviews from film critics. You know what I say to that? Screw them! It wasn't made for the critics! It was made by fans, for fans! All the fanboys and fangirls will absolutely love it!
Melanie Here - This is available to watch Free with Ads HERE with FreeVee (Formally IMDB)
The Pineapple word for this article is FAN
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