Sunday, August 19, 2012


Directed By: Morgan Spurlock Written By: Morgan Spurlock, Joss Whedon, Jeremy Chiinick Cinematography By: Bryan O’Donnell, Nick Higgins, Ross Kauffman, Dane Leaving, Guy Mossoman, Daniel Mairacino, Jason Miller Editor: Tova Goodman & Tim K. Smith Featuring: Kevin Smith, Eli Roth, Seth Rogen, Joss Whedon, Seth Green, Stan Lee, Paul Scheer 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 The film lives up to it’s title as it perfectly illustrates and presents the experience of Comoc-Con. While also giving a voice to the fans and their passion for their interests. As we follow people from different backgrounds and cultures. We follow their indivisual journies and adventures and what it all means to them. The film Defines the exuberance and joy felt going and lining through it. It even gives you a look at how vendors experience the trip. There is plenty of comedy, Drama, Thrills, and chills. It makes you admire the fans and the creators all the more. I might be biased as I am just as guilty as most of the subjects and the audience of the film. In my love, allegiance and knowledge of different forms of pop-culture. If you haven’t been able to tell.I am a proud geek, nerd and fanboy. Though to tell you the truth it can be informative for the non fan to just see this subculture to them and their love for the things they obsess over and gives an insight to what it means to each individual to be a fan. This film might be the closest to the joy without actually going to it. The film is directed by Morgan Spurlock. Who I usually likewhen it comes to documentaries. He also produces them and some indie films independent to his direction. He usually goes the Michael Moore route of being a personality in his documentaries and sometimes test subject, While exploring bigger themes and subjects. I am glad here he hangs back to let the fans and celebrities speak for themselves and drive the documentary. Letting the film speak for itself. Not that his personality wouldn’t fit right in. It’s just nice to see that he can change up his style depending on the best way to present. it’s a lesson Michael Moore should learn. Though it might be what makes his documentaries different his signature style. Which is what makes his documentaries more entertainment. You are watching him interact with subjects and his ridiculous theatrics as he tries to explain things to the audience. With his hijinks to subliminally get you interested in the subject. It can backfire on you making it seem like you are the focus or presenting the doc like a joke or stand-up routine with a few dramatic moments. The ultimate improve using real people not trained performers. It does weaken your presentation because people are not prepared to take you seriously. Luckily he makes his point being subversive in a mainstream way. IT’s nice to see morgan can change his style around, Showing more skill as a filmmaker. GRADE: A-

1 comment:

  1. it was good. i like the human element brought to this doc. i like to watch spurlock documentaries entertaining but informational at the same time. hes no micheal moore but hes good.