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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)

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A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.

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Morgan Spurlock

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Credited cast:
Kenneth Branagh ... Self
Seth Rogen ... Self
Seth Green ... Self
Joss Whedon ... Self
Thomas Jane ... Self
Guillermo del Toro ... Self
Kevin Smith ... Self
Edgar Wright ... Self
Eli Roth ... Self
Corey Feldman ... Self
Stan Lee ... Self
Paul Scheer ... Self
Adrianne Curry ... Salve Leia
Frank Miller ... Self
Matt Groening ... Self
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Since 1970, Comic-Con in San Diego has grown from an small and obscure comic book event, to a major multi-media extravaganza attracting thousands. As various creative celebrities discuss what attracts them to this shindig and how it has grown and changed, we follow various people who have come from all over. Whether it be a veteran comic book vendor trying to make a profit in an event that is now marginalizing his medium, aspiring artists wanting to break into it, an ambitious costumer or a romantic geek with a special surprise for his girlfriend, they all experience a special time of year where the fantastic imagination is celebrated. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug references, language and brief horror images | See all certifications »

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Enjoyable.
30 December 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The biggest reason I watched this documentary was that it was co-produced and directed by Morgan Spurlock--and he always seems to make interesting films. However, I was very surprised at the style of the film, as it's nothing like his other movies and you don't see him at all during the picture. Instead, you simply are taken to ComicCon in San Diego and get to see the sights as well as follow a few nice folks there. There are also LOTS of interviews with the royalty in the geek world. This made the film very free-flowing and natural--like a REAL experience in going to this convention as well as getting a personal interview with these people. Now considering it's practically impossible to get tickets (believe me, my daughter has tried!), it's the best most people can do. My only complaint? I would have liked to have seen more! Highlights--seeing the guy propose, the AMAZING cos-play team and the guy who wanted to become a comic artist AND succeeded amazingly well!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2012 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Comic Con: Ein Trip durch die Welt des größten Science-Fiction und Fantasy Festivals See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203, 8 April 2012

Gross USA:

$34,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,665
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