First Reaction: Fanboys

We get a look at the geek-friendly comedy

As Fanboys prepares to roll out across the US, totalfilm.com was treated to a screening of the controversial – and long-in-limbo Star Wars-centric comedy.

“Controversial, how?” We hear you ask. Try that it was shot in 2006, had the director removed by the Weinsteins, became the subject of re-editing and a full-on fanboycott , and is only now seeing cinemas.

Chief among concerns/complaints was the removal of the story's main driving force - the fact that the friends were trying to break into George Lucas' compound to see Episode I early because one among them was dying of cancer.

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