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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by _Master-Skywalker_, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. JediMaster-Sifo-Dyas Jedi Knight

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    Nov 16, 2008
  2. starfire-phoenix Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 2, 2004
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    That's the US release date isn't it??
  3. Commander_Barriss Jedi Knight

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    Jul 20, 2008
    star 3
    I think i't is but we should get it here not to long after.
  4. starfire-phoenix Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 2, 2004
    star 5
    I hope so! and with most movies that's the case, but some limited release films can have release dates of months later and I'm worried this will fall under that category :(

  5. evil-incarnate Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 30, 2004
    star 7
    Are we doing the premiere??

    After all, we are Adelaides biggest Fanboys....
  6. Commander_Barriss Jedi Knight

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    Jul 20, 2008
    star 3
    Well lets hope not, We've already waited long enough for it.
  7. starfire-phoenix Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 2, 2004
    star 5
    Yeah, I'd love to see it at the movies evil :)

    CB, what's a bet we have to wait longer?? :_|
  8. oz_skipp Jedi Master

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    When I first heard it was coming out last year (groan) I mooted the idea of doing it in costumes like real fanboys...hahaha.

    Ahem. Very geeky. ;)
  9. _Master-Skywalker_ Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 30, 2005
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  10. Commander_Barriss Jedi Knight

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    Jul 20, 2008
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    Nothing wrong with being geeky. :-B:p
  11. Darth_Meanders Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2004
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  12. oz_skipp Jedi Master

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    Reviews:
    Old one that isn't particularly positive, possibly from before reshoots: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31716
    Slightly more positive one from last year: http://www.cinematical.com/2008/07/26/sdcc-08-review-fanboys/
    'Not nerdy enough': http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-fanboys6-2009feb06,0,3059699.story
    Fun and doesn't suck: http://www.cinematical.com/2009/02/06/review-fanboys/
    8/10 at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0489049/
    Not so good at Rotten Tomatoes (links to lots of reviews): http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fanboys/
    A solid B: http://movieblog.ugo.com/index.php/movieblog/more/fanboys_review2/

    So there you have it. Not brilliant, but the jokes, smiles and laughs will really be appreciated by those who know the source material well (ie. us).

    But where's the release date for here dammit?!? I doubt it will get a theatrical release at this rate :( but we can hope for a DVD release I guess. *sigh*
  13. oz_skipp Jedi Master

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    Hehe, check out this previously unseen clip from the film, it's very geeky. 'Burn it' http://www.craveonline.com/videos/filmtv/00010485/fanboys__burn_it.html

    Ewok going up in flames, I was more of a Star Trek fan etc. Love it.

    Edit:
    And another: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=232321059&blogID=467515333

    And another on their myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/fanboysmovie

    (I want to see this film, can you tell? ;) )
  14. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Jun 3, 2003
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    Rumour has it that this movie will be released in Canada in April and then straight to DVD on 19th May.....seems we aren't going to get the chance to see it at the Theatres :( I will keep my finger on the pulse to see if I get anymore information. ;)
  15. TK1571 Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 10, 2003
    star 5
    ohhh, thats a shame!!!

    oh well at least we get it on dvd.
  16. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Jun 3, 2003
    star 10
    Yeah, but not the same. Kinda Disappointing. :(
  17. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    Jun 21, 2001
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    I would try contacting Kyle Newman thru his myspace page, he can tell you if or when its coming to you guys.
  18. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    Jun 21, 2001
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    I feel so badly for you folks....


    You're getting Fanboys as a direct-to-DVD release.
  19. Obi-Wan_Toddi Former SAFF CR

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    Feb 7, 2005
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    Bugger! Thanks for the info, GAS. I wonder if we can hijack someone's backyard, borrow a projector, put up a whitesheet and have a little SAFF Cinema going? :p

    If I ever have a decent backyard, I'll do it!
  20. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Jun 3, 2003
    star 10
    There is always options....we could arrange something with a bit of effort!!! Is anyone else interested in seeing this one as a group?
  21. TK1571 Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 10, 2003
    star 5
    We would be up for that.

    Would love to see it.
  22. oz_skipp Jedi Master

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    Yup, definitely love to see it as a group.

    I'll be getting my hands on a copy as soon as humanly possible, as long as it's not a rip-off. Could always pinch, errr, borrow a projector from work too ;)
  23. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    Jun 21, 2001
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    http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Fanboys_In_Australian_Theater_122624.asp

    So you do get the film in theatres after all..... kinda....
  24. oz_skipp Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 20, 2004
    star 4
    Coolies. The ACMI is a great place. I went there for an exhibition called "Game On" last year...hundreds of arcade machines and old computers to play with...*drool*. I probably won't be visiting Melbourne then though :(

    Confirmed Australian DVD release date of June 5 means we'll **finally** be able to officially see it :D
  25. oz_skipp Jedi Master

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    Apr 20, 2004
    star 4
    Brief rundown, no spoilers:

    Very episodic in nature, the reshoots are obvious and not as natural as the original footage, dubious editing decisions, little character development, obvious storyline, disproportionate and unnecessary amount of Star Trek fan stereotyping (but funny nonetheless).

    Is it worth watching then? Hell yes :D

    So many in jokes (not just SW related, plenty of others littered throughout), good use of licensed sound effects and music (sometimes surprisingly subtle), plenty of laughs to be had (although it's necessary to be a SW fan to get the bulk of them) and generally a fun film centered around our favourite hobby. The moral of SW fans getting along despite differences is quite relevant come to think of it.

    Oh, and Kristen Bell. 'nuff said.

    For SW fans: 3.5 lightsabres out of 5.
    For non SW fans: 2.5 lightsabres out of 5, but you probably wouldn't bother if you didn't like SW anyway.



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