6.0/10
1,112
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 (SD) 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 | 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
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
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
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 »
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 | 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
In Living Color (1990–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.

Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.

Director: Curt Geda
Stars: Will Friedle, Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy
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
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

At the convention, Leo (Billy West) stands next to a cardboard cutout of Fry from the show Futurama (1999). Billy West provides the voice of Fry on the show. See more »

Quotes

Leo Matuzik: That is the message. A new Golden Age. Yes! A new Golden Age - Codename: Courage! Liberty Lass! Because... without a new Golden Age, you can't have old Golden Ages. Without a new Manganese Age, you couldn't have an old Manganese Age. Same is true for Strontium, or Mercury, or Tin.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Game Don't Get Old
Written by Anthony Ray
Performed by Sir Mix-a-lot
Courtesy of Where's My Publishing, Inc./Rhyme Cartel records
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.


7 of 8 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:
?