Knights of the New Republic

[rating:8.5/10]

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After years of previews and waiting for this freaking movie to come out, it finally has. With an extremely limited theater release in February, for most people (including myself) Fanboys being released on DVD yesterday was the first chance to see the film.

With an incredibly funny cast, tons of great dorky Sci-Fi references, and amazing cameos, Fanboys was worth the wait. Here’s what you need to know:

Three friends (Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, and Jay Baruchel) are reunited with another friend from high school (Sam Huntington) at a Halloween party. Eric (Huntington) and Linus (Marquette) can’t see eye to eye after formerly being best friends, but when Eric is told by the others that Linus is dying of cancer, he realizes that he needs to fix their relationship. His plan: to carry through plans made in 5th grade to invade George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch. While there, they will steal the rough cut of The Phantom Menace and be the first fans to see the first in the prequel trilogy.

During the journey, the fanboys get arrested and bailed out by their friend Zoe (Kristen Bell). They encounter a group of Trekkies (led by Seth Rogen), pick up some hookers and fight their pimp (also Seth Rogen), get help from William Shattner, and eventually achieve their goal of getting into the ranch. Some of the nerds fall in love, some become best friends again, and some get to see Episode 1: The Phantom Menace in George Lucas’s private screening room.

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May the force be with you… and next time you are fighting for the front seat in your friend’s car, remember to call “Chewy”.

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~ by thepaintedman on May 20, 2009.

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