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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)

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A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.

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Morgan Spurlock

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Cast

Credited cast:
Seth Rogen ... Himself
Guillermo del Toro ... Himself
Eli Roth ... Himself
Kevin Smith ... Himself
Kenneth Branagh ... Himself
Seth Green ... Himself
Edgar Wright ... Himself
Thomas Jane ... Himself
Corey Feldman ... Himself
Stan Lee ... Himself
Joss Whedon ... Himself
Paul Scheer ... Himself
Adrianne Curry ... Salve Leia
Frank Miller ... Himself
Matt Groening ... Himself
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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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug references, language and brief horror images | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2012 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Comic Con: Ein Trip durch die Welt des größten Science-Fiction und Fantasy Festivals See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203, 8 April 2012

Gross USA:

$34,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,665
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For all comic book fans! 6/10
13 March 2014 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: This is a great documentary about the Comic-Con event which bring all types of people together, all for the love of the comic book heroes and games. You really do see how important this comic event is too people and how seriously it is taken. You get to see interviews with the great Stan Lee and actors like Seth Rogen and Kevin Smith. As I'm not that big into comics, I didn't know a lot of the other people who are famous in that world, but you can see that they take there art seriously and that the convention really opens doors for people who want to make it in that business. You also get to follow a couple of up and coming artists who try and sell themselves at the convention and a guy who is trying to sell some rare comics. In all, it's a great insight into a world that I never new existed. Great Watch!

Round-Up: This film did make me want to go to the event, just for the experience and the stars that preview there movies. From the costumes to the various items that are on sale, there is something for everyone, but it's mainly for comic fanatics. I couldn't believe that a man was trying to sell a rare comic for $500,000. Anyway, the director done well with mixing up the documentary with a mixture of elements. From a marriage proposal to a girl trying to win a competition with her costumes, it really is one of those movies were you wish you was there. Judging by the amount of money that the comic book hero movies are making nowadays, it obvious that were never too old for a super hero saving the world.

Budget: $1.5million Worldwide Gross: $35,000 (Deserved More!)

I recommend this documentary to people who are into there comic book heroes and video games. 6/10


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