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Comic Book: The Movie (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | Video 27 January 2004
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The relationship between Hollywood and comic book culture is lambasted in this mockumentary as a beloved heroic character is rung through the studio system.

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Director: Mark Hamill
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Mac (Comic Store Pal #1)
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Kurt (Comic Store Pal #2)
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Ms. Q (Studio Secretary)
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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

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

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »
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27 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Sid Caesar's last film. See more »

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[looking at a picture of a steam-engine train]
Donald Swan: Now, y'see, to me, that's a train. It looks like a train, it's old, it's~
Ricky: I think to everyone that's a train, 'cause it is.
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Above all, We're thankful for the comic books themselves. So to all the artists and writers, both famous and faceless, we dedicate this film. See more »

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References Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) See more »

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Superguy Blues
Written by Mark Teague
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Courtesy of Squeezebox Studios
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Charming.
27 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see an advance screening of Mark Hamill's 'Comic Book: The Movie.' The low budget mockumentary is good natured and features some nice performances (highlighted by Hamill's portrayal of the comic-fan made documentarian that the story revolves around.)

There are many cameos by comic celebs like Stan Lee, Bruce Campbell and Kevin Smith. It also provides a window into the strange annual event known as Comiccon where thousands gather to celebrate fandom. The core story invokes the frustration of fans who suffer when classic properties are bastardized by Hollywood and in this story the fans strike back.

The movie is a bit long and loses its way for a while about an hour in but overall it entertaining and charming. The film is a celebration of comic books and the people who love them. It lacks the razor wit that Christopher Guest's films possess (A Mighty Wind, Best in Show) but this one is more authentic and seems to be a labor of love.

This is a nice little film and I recommend it.


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