6.0/10
1,113
29 user 16 critic

Comic Book: The Movie (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | Video 27 January 2004
Trailer
1:08 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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:

Reviews
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Animation | Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Lego Anakin and Obi-Wan stop an invasion on Kashyyyk using the Force to influence their victory against the droid army.

Directors: Royce Graham, Pete Bregman, and 3 more credits »
Clerks (2000–2001)
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
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A washed-up luchador and his super-spy sister investigate Nazi zombies, a nefarious scientist, and a stripper with a Satanic birthmark.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Joe Alaskey, Ken Foree, Tom Papa
Action | Sci-Fi | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon.

Director: Bruce Campbell
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Grace Thorsen, Taylor Sharpe
The Batman vs. Dracula (Video 2005)
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Batman faces off against the original creature of the night, Count Dracula, who has been unintentionally resurrected by the Penguin.

Directors: Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong
Darkman (1990)
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Brian Lynch
Stars: Matt Kawczynski, Michael Linstroth, Kevin Smith
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
Drugs (Video 2003)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

"Drugs", the second and long anticipated film in the "Sex, Drugs & Natalie Portman" film trilogy, follows the story of Ashley, an ex-nerd pill-popping virgin from Seattle. With hopeful news... See full summary »

Director: Chad Peter
Stars: Shayna Lanzo, Curtis Ellzey, Jeff Cowan
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

The characters Donald Swan (played by Mark Hamill) and Derek Sprang (Tom Kenny) are named for two comic book artists, Curt Swan, who drew Superman in the 1960s, and Dick Sprang, who drew Batman in the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Mac Sprang: Daddy, I'm tired.
Derek Sprang: No, you're not tired. We're having a good time! We're at the convention! Just a couple more panels you gotta go to.
See more »

Crazy Credits

"Commander Courage", "Codename: Courage", "Liberty Lad", "Liberty Lass" and all fictional comic book and comic strip characters created by Mark Hamill. See more »

Connections

References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Superguy Blues
Written by Mark Teague
Performed by Mark Teague
Courtesy of Squeezebox Studios
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
own it, and not bad
26 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Well for starters its Mark Hamill walking around, pretending to be a super comic book nerd that centers his attention around a 1940's circa comic book, that Mirimax has recently picked up to be made into a modern day movie. The production company wants it to be bloody and action packed, Donald Swan (Hamill) wants it to be more like the older comic he has grown to love and adore. So the movie company hires him as an "expert" to go around and get the average joes "perceptive" on this would be movie (which is not real people). What makes this mock-umentary so neat is that big names like Stan Lee, Bruce Campbell, and Kevin Smith play along like its the real deal, and talk to Hamill like he isnt Hamill. Even the fans don't rush him yelling Skywalker or anything. Overall its fun to watch, and funny to see the conventions he goes too, and naturally Kevin Smith is pure gold!! A must own for any comic book fan.


11 of 13 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:
?