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Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope--a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010. One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You don't need to collect or even care about comic books to enjoy this funny, affection valentine to nerd culture."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"What Comic-Con requires is neither fan nor foe but an anthropologist."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"When you see Marvel happily rubbing shoulders with DC or Star Wars fans chatting to Star Trek fans it makes you proud to be a geek."
‑ Henry Northmore, The List
"We're left looking at a mass cult-gathering of fans paying tribute to commercial idols. Individual stories are under-built after being initially overhyped. We're put in the bleachers to watch a field of American pop-cult dreams, and told to cheer."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Comic-Con is a convention of dreams by and for dreamers. This documentary does a nice job of capturing all the various elements that make this large show work."
‑ Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine
"A surprisingly tender look at San Diego Comic-Con..."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
""Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" holds enormous appeal for both the geek audience and the casual viewer."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Best suited to those curious about the convention and/or culture - or those who already embrace it and just want to relive the experience before the next 'Con comes."
‑ Kofi Outlaw, ScreenRant
"...not only captures the passion and energy of the event, it demonstrates how easily subcultures can be exploited by corporate interests."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"A Fan's Hope is (appropriately) hopeful, likening the attendees whose stories it follows to comic book heroes seeking their own type of redemption."
‑ Steve Tilley, Jam! Movies
"It's a lot to squeeze into 86 minutes, and Spurlock pulls it all together with infectious brio, making us realize that geeks are people, too, who maybe just dream harder than the rest of us."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"There isn't a surprising moment, and it's an affirmation for hard-core fans and pretty much everyone else of William Shatner's immortal exhortation to Trekkies: "Get a life!""
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"That rare documentary that plays to the converted and uninitiated alike."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"It's about people who share a passion and devotion to something that surpasses skin color, religion, and gender."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Spurlock balances the stories of his characters with the larger context, showing us that each of the attendees has a story and that Comic-Con is a place where stories and characters always matter."
‑ Nell Minow, Beliefnet
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