REVIEW: Comic Book The Movie
Comic Book the Movie produced, directed, and starring Mark Hamill! No, no, I know you think you're prepared, but I'm quite positive this film is worse then you could imagine. Mr. Hamill creates a mockumentary revealing the world of comic book enthusiasts. This world was nothing new to me for I have had first hand experience. Five years ago I found myself at what I was told is the country's second largest comic book convention. Funny thing is, I don't even like comic books. You see, when I was a young lad my older brother would beat me mercilessly if I touched his comic book collection, and as a result to this day, if I see a super hero, drawn or on film I flinch. Sick Bastard.
Now, for those of you who don't know anything about conventions for such enthusiasts, it's quite an eye opener. I felt like I was walking through a Dali painting, except instead of melting watches littering the landscape, there were super heroes and John Lennon look-a-likes in their place. Oh, did I forgot to mention that the hotel I was staying in was playing host to a Beatles convention? After being trapped in a conversation for three hours, where I learned more then anyone should know about the Green Lantern, I'd have to navigate the Yellow Submarine! I wish I was making this up.
It looks as though Mark Hamill was not looking forward to the boredom created form his yearly trip to San Diego's Comic Con and decided to bring a couple of digital cameras to occupy his mind. Comic Book The Movie is the end result. It also appears that Mr. Hamill called in few favors. With cameos from Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Hugh Hefner, Donna D'errico, and the great Bruce Campbell. Unfortunately, no amount of celebrity names could save this catastrophe. The sad thing is that having survived the ludicrous circus that is a comic book convention, this movie had a lot of potential to be hysterical. The funniest line comes from a big haired rocker "My band is playing next week, we're called Supine . . .Yeah were a Warrant tribute band!" That's all you're going to get. If you want to learn more about the subculture that is the freak show at these conventions, go see Trekies.
Fletch is a killing word!