Friday, December 5, 2008


USA 2008

They've waited patiently for years for the release of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. But when one of their own discovers he's terminally ill, a group of pals embarks on a road trip to Skywalker Ranch to steal the long-anticipated film. Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel and Kristin Bell star in director Kyle Newman's labor of geek love. Star Wars alums Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher and Ray Park make cameos.

I saw a midnight premiere of this in Austin, Texas and was not expecting much out of it. Besides I am not a huge Star Wars lover so I had low expectations. It was really funny, surprisingly. Yeah, it is about a group of Star Wars fanatics but also incorporates a coming of age by deserting your friends and yourself, heartfelt nerdy romantic adventure. Worth a watch regardless if you're into Star Wars or not.

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