It's 1998. Six months from now, a major movie event will occur. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace will be released. And the Fanboys worldwide are ecstatic.
This is there story.
Star Wars was one of those films that touched a chord with everyone. Elevating it to something more than a simple "cult" film. It became a juggernaut of sci-fi cinema. Love it or hate it. Star Wars is part of modern culture and it is here to stay.
Coming from an era of filmmaking when special effects were still in their infancy, filmmakers realied on creativity and passion to get there vision to the screen. And George Lucas was the one to do it.
He rounded out is Sci Fi opus with two more films, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. Embraced by cinefiles, the "Holy Trilogy" held the mantle of super cinema for years.
Then one day, George Lucas decided the time was right to tell the backstory to his beloved trilogy. The Prequel. Star Wars fans were excited beyond belief. The story of how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader was finally going to be told. (I trust I'm not spoiling this for anyone).
That is where this story begins. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is only months away from release, and five friends decided to go cross country to Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to steal a copy.
It is a bitter sweet tale about friendship and the love of a film that bought them together. As the characters travel from one crazy adventure to another, we get to know the heartbreaking truth behind their journey.
This is more than a simple little comedy about Star Wars fanatics. It has surprising heart and solid performances throughout.
Sam Huntington (Superman Returns), Chris Marquette (Freddy vs. Jason), Dan Fogler (Kung Fu Panda), Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder) and Kristen Bell (everyone's favourite feisty prime time teen detective, Veronica Mars) headline the ensemble cast. This movie really shines with its surprising cameos. I am not going to spoil them here. One is teased at in the trailer, but I'm not going to give them away. Hilarious stuff.
If you have ever been a fan of a movie. Had a bunch of friends you need to reconnect with. Or simply feel you need a "Death Star" in your life, then grab this shiny dvd and give it a whirl in your player.
It's a load of fun that has a little something extra for the Star Wars geek in all of us.
I'm a bit of a movie buff. Ok, understatement. I LOVE movies. Will sit through just about everything. Classics, horror, comedy, action, drama, chick flicks (to a degree). If it's filmed, I'll watch it. … more
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