Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

A film by Morgan Spurlock

Movie review

Once a year, legions of enthusiasts of all things geeky and niche make their way from far and wide to San Diego, California, for the only Comic-Con that truly matters. Their passion is untamed and is usually expressed in elaborate dress and costume. This parade of excess and devotion has been captured and also honoured in Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, the latest from infamous documentarian Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold). Suffice it to say that if you don’t get the Star Wars reference in the title, this film is not for you. For everyone else though, Spurlock has crafted a touching and cheeky look at how the convention and its fans have changed over the years.