Tonight I went and say the movie Fanboys. As the name suggests, it is a about a group of fanboys, friends since their school days, which hatch a plan to break into George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch and steal a copy of Star Wars Episode 1, the Phantom Menace before it was released. It was a silly premise, but a fun show that any geek or fan that can laugh at themselves a little should enjoy. There was a some funny stuff about the supposed rivalry between Star Wars and Star Trek fans, lots of cameos, and plenty of fandom in-jokes. While there was lots of humor that only people that have been part of the sci-fi fandom scene will truly appreciate, it was really a movie about friendship and following one’s dreams despite what the rest of the world wants you to do. Even so, I doubt it will gain much traction outside of geeky sci-fi fans. As with all of these kinds of friends on a road trip type of shows, it really does make me want to just break away from the norm and do something fun and outrageous once in awhile. It is way too easy to lose track of what is really important and forget to take time to enjoy life a bit as you get older. I certainly hope that I manage to do more with this year than I did with last.
All in all it was far to easy to see a little of myself in the characters in the film, and perhaps a little sad that I didn't see more.