Watched Jul 10, 2012
Mr. DuLac’s review:
The film is really about the so-called geeks, who are really just people from every walk of life imaginable that are passionate about pop culture. I don't just say comic books, because the documentary also covers how the Comic-Con has gone beyond just comic books and the positives and negatives that entails.
Spurlock does a great job in selecting a diverse group of individuals to showcase the different aspects of the people who attend the Con. You get the action figure collector, the would-be comic book artists, the costume designer, the comic book store retailer and just the basic geek fan that loves everything at the Con.
All these individuals are represented in a great light and never shown as freaks. They just come off as normal people who happen to be passionate about something that isn't considered mainstream (or is it considered mainstream now?).
The film is filled with little snippets from celebrities who talk about the Con, comic books or just geek culture in general. You get the usual culprits like Kevin Smith and Joss Whedon, but we also get some you usually don't hear from on the subject matter like Eli Roth and Kenneth Branagh. They're really just a little bit of icing on the cake though because the film is really about the fans.
Geek culture is something that's very close to my heart and I loved this doc from it's opening credits to the end. For anyone that's like me this is a must watch.