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Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope Reviews

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April 2, 2012
Morgan Spurlock has little to say about Comic-Con other than that its attendees value it on a par with Christmas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 24, 2012
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.
April 3, 2012
You won't appreciate the film fully unless you're already a member of the choir to which it's preaching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2012
Rambling and scattershot, the film seems to be made expressly for the fans, not for a wider audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2012
Spurlock neither conveys the appeal of this world, nor does he ever, for one minute, stand outside the phenomenon and objectively examine it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 13, 2012
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!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 17, 2012
What Comic-Con requires is neither fan nor foe but an anthropologist.
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April 5, 2012
Most of the celebrity interviews offer more hype than insight. A carnival this immense hardly needs more barkers.
April 5, 2012
A loving yet scattered documentary about San Diego Comic-Con International.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2012
That rare documentary that plays to the converted and uninitiated alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 13, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2012
Morgan Spurlock's documentaries are like the gateway drug for people who can get addicted to sitting in front of hours and hours of Frederick Wiseman docs, immersing themselves in very detailed worlds that lack a clear agenda.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 10, 2012
Comic-Con doesn't even try to scratch the surface of the world's largest geek meet-up. Which is not to say it isn't enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2012
Spurlock has made a marvellous artifact, lacking only the "Odor-ama" that would make this a definitive snapshot of a modern tribe, its sometimes silly sacred relics and sacred rites.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 25, 2012
...not only captures the passion and energy of the event, it demonstrates how easily subcultures can be exploited by corporate interests.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 6, 2012
I guarantee if you're human you'll get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 11, 2011
There is quite a bit about the film that I like, and there are a few big things about it that I don't like at all.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 5, 2012
Comic-Con Episode IV is a valentine to an event and a group of people so in ascension they don't really need it, but it's still a pleasant thing to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 4, 2012
A surprisingly poignant perspective on the fanboy mecca and really the next best thing to being there.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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