MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,368 this week

Comic Book: The Movie (2004)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Comedy  |  27 January 2004 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,058 users  
Reviews: 29 user | 16 critic

The relationship between Hollywood and comic book culture is lambasted in this mockumentary as a beloved heroic character is rung through the studio system.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 285 titles
created 10 Sep 2012
 
a list of 67 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
a list of 66 titles
created 19 Dec 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Comic Book: The Movie (Video 2004)

Comic Book: The Movie (Video 2004) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Comic Book: The Movie.

User Polls

3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comic Book Villains (Video 2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Told from the point of view from Archie, a comic book collector, this is the story of a rivalry between two comic book shop owners. One does it for the love of comics, while the other shop,... See full summary »

Director: James Robinson
Stars: Donal Logue, Cary Elwes, Michael Rapaport
Clerks (TV Series 2000)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The continuing adventures of clerks Dante and Randal, who try to make the best of their menial labor, with no help from Jay and Silent Bob.

Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes
Touch the Top of the World (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of the first blind man ever to reach the top of Mount Everest.

Director: Peter Winther
Stars: Peter Facinelli, Jack Knight, Dawson Dunbar
Comic Book Men (TV Series 2012)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An unscripted series set in Smith's iconic comic shop Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash and captures the world of the neighborhood comic book store and fanboy culture.

Stars: Ming Chen, Kevin Smith, Walter Flanagan
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The brains of a Russian taxi driver and a wealthy businessman are brought together in one body by a mad scientist.

Director: Bruce Campbell
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Tamara Gorski, Ted Raimi
Going Back (1984)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1964 two high school friends, Brice and Cleveland leave their suburban neighborhood in Michigan to spend the summer in the countryside before going off to college. They are befriended by... See full summary »

Director: Ron Teachworth
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Christopher Howe, Perry Mallette
Alien Apocalypse (TV Movie 2005)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Becker
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Renée O'Connor, Remington Franklin
Action | Thriller

Luther Drake is an utterly unremarkable fellow. One night, he prevents the abduction of a woman and the experience awakens him to the need for vigilante justice. He dons a costume to become... See full summary »

Director: Mark Hamill
Animation | Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Directors: Royce Graham, Pete Bregman, and 3 more credits »
Oedipus Rex (1972)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Josh Becker
Stars: Bruce Campbell
Comic Store Heroes (TV Movie 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Comic Store Heroes is set in Midtown Comics in Manhattan, the largest comic book store in the United States. The program focuses specifically on Gerry Gladston, one of the store's five ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Perkins
Stars: Gerry Gladston, Nick Grock, Chris R. Notarile
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

In the 23rd Century AD, a brief war is waged between an excommunicated geneticist and a world-spanning, sentient computer system of his own design. He creates a genetically-engineered race ... See full summary »

Stars: Naveen Andrews, Mark Hamill, Lenny von Dohlen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Donald Swan
...
Liberty Lass / Papaya Smith
...
Leo Matuzik
Joseph Burns ...
Jack Whitney (as Joseph I. Burns)
...
Taylor Donohue
...
Ricky
...
Anita Levine
...
Commander Courage / Bruce Easly
...
Derek Sprang
...
Mac (Comic Store Pal #1)
...
Kurt (Comic Store Pal #2)
...
Ms. Q (studio secretary)
Robert M. Lange ...
Robert Lange
...
J.T.
...
Debby Newman
Edit

Storyline

A host of real-life celebrities - including Hugh Hefner, Stan Lee, and Kevin Smith - journey into the world of comic book fandom! Documentary filmmaker Donald Swan heads to the world's largest comic book convention where he encounters a culture of craziness that he's totally unprepared for! Written by Comic Book : The Movie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hollywood invaded the Comic Book World... Now the real Comic Book Heros are striking back!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 January 2004 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jess Harnell makes repeated references to the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. His father is Joe Harnell, who wrote the theme music for the 1970's hit TV show The Incredible Hulk. See more »

Quotes

Devin T. Quin: I'm going to explain to you, in five words or less, what the American dream is all about: Buy my comic book, please!
See more »

Crazy Credits

A special thanks to all the people attending the Con for playing along with us. See more »

Connections

References The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

To Be Alone
Written by Danny Blitz
Performed by Danny Blitz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
DVD extras better than the movie
4 September 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I give the movie itself 6 stars and the DVD extras 8 stars. This movie has its heart in the right place and does assemble some of the best voice talent around. It's great to see these people in front of the camera. I only wish that they had added some writers into the mix. This movie is mostly ad-libbed in the style of "Spinal Tap" and other Christopher Guest movies so some of the jokes work, and others don't. Since everyone is trying to be "realistic" almost all of the jokes are subtle so the inattentive viewer is likely to miss them.

I found that the DVD extras are the best part of this DVD. There are two disks, so there are a lot of extras. There are lots of helpful bios in case you missed some of the many cameos of industry insiders and other "masked" performers. The deleted scenes are actually pretty good (for deleted scenes). The best part is the real convention panel with all of the talent on stage telling stories and doing voices.

Bottom line, if you love comics and animation, and even video games, then see this movie just to learn about the talent. Use IMDb to see what some of these people have done and you will be amazed. If you aren't into comics then this movie might be interesting to you just to learn about a different culture.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I MET MARK HAMILL!! NYRKid88
Anyone seen it yet? slayerwatcher
UK steven83
Important Question! cooler_king3
improv jh87
Four Color World Dan_El
Discuss Comic Book: The Movie (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?