This comedy starring Jay Baruchel (Windows) , Dan Fogler (Hutch) , Sam Huntington (Eric) ,Chris Marquette (Linus) , and the eversocute Kristen Bell (Zoe) is quite worth watching IF you’re a diehard Star Wars fan. The story follows this bunch of Star Wars (duh) fans on a roadtrip (or rather, a quest) to break into George Lucas‘s Skywalker Ranch to watch STAR WARS: EPISODE 1- THE PHANTOM MENACE before it is released.
Initially I was quite skeptical about the movie because I am not exactly the biggest Star Wars fan you can find. It looked like a silly movie paraody (like Scary Movie ?) And being a girl, the next thing I noticed was..the boys get to check out Kristen Bell but other than that, there isn’t any eyecandy in the film at all ! So I was expecting myself to leave the cinema halfway through this (already rather short) 90 minutes film.
But I was wrong, its sheer geeky-ness and goofiness has grown on me as these “Star Wars” fanatics began on their “quest”. I had quite a good laugh over some of the jokes, although some proves that you gotta be a Star Wars fan to understand. One of the more amusing sub-plots deals with the Trekkies (Star Trek), and how intensely the Star Wars enthusiasts hate them. Very hiliarious if you dislike Star Trek as much as I do. Engaging performance from Dan Fogler (Hutch), gotta be my favourite character in the movie. Jay Baruchel (Windows) played his role pretty convincingly as well, totally adorable geek. Enough about the boys you say ? Kristen Bell is probably fanboys’ dream come true in this male driven plot, who can resist a girl who loves comics,bond and Star Wars ? Her short black hair looks rather sexy on her to be honest, even I thought she looks pretty hot.
Watching how extreme fans can be is entertaining, it makes it a blast to watch if you like/love Star Wars too. Quite a few subtle (but witty) jokes here and there to complete the weak plot. Probably won’t catch it if you’re not used to the geek/nerd lingo, so brush up on them before you watch the movie. I would say this movie is a tribute to the friendship of all geeky fans out there rather than a marketing niche, celebration of the fandom ! Speaking of which, I thought GV (or the marketing team) did a good job in bringing the “stormtroopers” to the preview. You should have seen the crowd gathering outside the hall,waiting to take a photo with them ! (They were really friendly stormtroopers by the way, offered to take a picture with me in the shot…but nahhsss) I wanna get one of these costumes too !
Oh, the sound effects were pretty awesome. Could have been an audio project altogether. Love the song by Spacehog “In the Meantime“.
I wouldn’t recommend everyone to watch the movie since you should have at least basic Star Wars/Star Trek knowledge in order to understand the jokes. But if you’re a Sci-Fi fan and enjoy the geeky goofy things in life, do catch it ! It’s opening on 26th March.
P.S : I thought I saw the words on the van changed color at one of the scenes (I think it was outside the supermart), I swear it was white instead of the red that was for the rest of the show. Continuity error ? Do let me know after you guys catch the movie ! (hur hur)