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Fanboys Battle "Darth Weinstein" Over Fanboys

Fanboys Battle "Darth Weinstein" Over Fanboys

Fanboys angrily defending Fanboys . . . This stuff writes itself.
So, there's this movie Fanboys, starring a brunette Kristen Bell and a dorky Seth Rogen, in which "a group of young, passionate Star Wars fans . . . drive cross-country to raid George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, and watch Star Wars: Episode 1— The Phantom Menace." In the original version of the movie, which was finished long ago, the trip is motivated by the fact that one of the characters has cancer.

To cancer, or not to cancer . . .
Apparently, real-life "passionate Star Wars fans" have been eagerly awaiting this film's release, have seen parts of the film at Comic-Con and the such, and loved it the way it was. Yet producer Harvey Weinstein was not pleased with the sad plotline and reshoots were ordered to, well, remove the cancerous parts for the theatrical release (though there's still no actual release date, and I bet they're regretting their initial tag line for the movie: "Coming to our galaxy in 2007"). Outraged, the fanboys of Fanboys have dubbed Harvey "Darth Weinstein" and declared a boycott of all things Weinstein until they are certain that the original version will go to theaters.

Honestly, the movie probably won't even make it that far.
In a press release issued this week, the Weinstein Co. tried to find some compromise with the fans, promising to issue both cuts of the film when it comes out on DVD, but still don't have a date for when this movie will make it to the big screen.

Having recently watched the trailer, I'm not sure it should be released theatrically at all. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter, though, so to watch the trailer,


calliope calliope 9 years
This looks pretty funny and several people in the cast are really popular right now. They should just release it already!
hollylyn hollylyn 9 years
I've been waiting for this movie forever. The idea of removing the cancer from the story line because it was depressing is silly. Without that, the motivation for the trip is gone. It'll be a completely pointless story.
halflucid halflucid 9 years
Is this the original trailer? Because I liked the sweetness of the original, doing it because their best friend was dying. It was a way to remind everyone how much Star Wars means and why people become Fanatics about it. I'm a huge SW geek, but I liked the original because of its "depressing" aspects
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
this looks hilarious! i don't go to movie theatres anymore, so i'll see it on DVD anyway.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I wanted to see this, untill they changed the whole plot. Now its pointless, and not in that "pointless funny like seinfeld" kind of way, more like they took the heart out of it.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I meant that I'm a big Star Wars SO I would go to this movie, not BUT.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
This movie looks pretty cute, but I admit the cancer thing would be a huge downer. I'm a big Star Wars fan (not the kind who dresses up or changes their name to Princess Leia or anything) but I would still go to this movie.
pargie pargie 9 years
Yeah I have been a fan of his since Jungle 2 Jungle, and I love Kristen Bell. I heard about the movie a while back, they need to just bring it to theaters-- I would see it!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
Am I the only avid Star Wars fan that really wants to see this movie?
megnmac megnmac 9 years
Um, my husband and I have been waiting for this movie for EVER. We're not Star Wars convention dressup superfans, but this looks like the type of silly comedy we'd like. A few coworkers were excited at a jokey SW fan movie... and my brother who is more the typical jock college boy movie watcher (horrors and comedies) loves the ppl in it and wants to see it. I don't think it will break records, but I really think it would bring in enough to cover what doesn't look to be a high budget movie. I'm getting really tired of waiting!
Lisara Lisara 9 years
I've been seeing the trailers on this for a while now, and I think it looks very funny. And Jasmint is right. Between Seth Rogen, Kristen Bell, and the Star Wars topic, it's bound to bring in it's fair share of people. But in theaters or straight to DVD, it just needs to get released! I'm tired of waiting!
jasmint jasmint 9 years
I don't know why they wouldn't release it in theaters -- Seth Rogen is hot right now, Kristen Bell would draw in her fair share of fans, and hello, STAR WARS? Even if this cast was full of nobodies, I think it'd do okay on the premise alone.
raieven raieven 9 years
yeah i'll see it-could bring a couple lols.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
I'm not a big Star Wars fan, but they've been talking about and showing this movie at Comic-con for two years now! Even if it's going to go straight to DVD, they should just release it already to appease the fans. So silly...
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