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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

trailer break: ‘Fanboys’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer…


Well, I hate to say that this trailer spoils some of the best jokes, but it’s true. The appearances of William Shatner, “Harry Knowles” (that’s not actually Knowles)… though I suppose you’d learn about all the geek-appeal cameos and jokes anyway: there’s no way they’d be kept secret even if anyone involved with the film wanted them to be kept secret.

On the other hand, the jokes of the cameos are more complicated than the simple spoilers like we get in the trailer can ruin. This is a smarter, sweeter, deeper movie than this hints at. Sure, the film can’t not be goofy, but it’s a more heartfelt story of friendship and fannishness than you’d expect. I, at least, was pleasant surprised.

Fanboys opens in the U.S. on February 6; no U.K. release date has been announced yet.



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  • JoshB

    The trailer makes it look like the sort of movie that could be good, but will probably be awful. But if you liked it then I feel better about its chances.

  • Chris-E

    Looks lame, even by fanboy standards and it’s about 10 years too late! It’s also PG-13, so since there’s no boobies I can’t think of a reason to see it.

  • PaulW

    I liked this movie… when it was called Free Enterprise…

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