Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
Welcome to another interesting yet overtly commercial documentary from
Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?) who takes the viewer to one of America's biggest and largest
collection of geeks with the San Diego Comic Con that is more
Hollywood opposed to informative.
in 2010, the documentary follows a group of San Diego Comic Con fans who
have come to this convention for a variety of reasons. These people
include Eric Henson and Skip Harvey, two loveable geeks who want break
into the comic industry by becoming artists.
there's Chuck Rozanski, the founder and owner of Mile High Comics who is
valiantly trying to keep the print medium alive and is also hoping to
sell some of his rare and expensive comics to the visitors of convention. Add in James Darling who has gone to the San Diego
Comic Con with his girlfriend in order to surprise her with a wedding
Lastly, we have Holly Conrad, a costume designer who is actually quite
talented and is hoping to make a name at the convention. Her costume
designs are amazingly good.
Apart from the
everymen and women, the story adds in interviews from stars that
include Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith and comic book legend Stan Lee who inform the
viewer of what makes the San Diego Comic Con the place to be.
terms of special features (69 minutes), there's some jam packed
interviews with comic stars such as Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Frank Miller
(Batman Dark Knight Returns) and Grant Morrison (Action Comics). I
actually found the special features to be more entertaining the main
Unfortunately opposed to Spurlock's previous works, Comic-Con Episode
IV: A Fan's Hope seems quite hollow as there is no real substance in
what he is trying to tell. It is a fun documentary but when it comes to
information or controversy, Spurlock only briefly touches upon it. Even
so, after watching this documentary, the San Diego Comic Con looks like
an amazing place to visit but be prepared to wait in lengthy... lengthy
Interesting to say the least!