Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
- Morgan Spurlock
- Chuck Rozanski, Holly Conrad, Eric Henson, Anthony Calderon, James Darling, Se Young Kang, Skip Harvey
Written with Mr. Spurlock's frequent collaborator Jeremy Chilnick, the film is well organized and visually snazzy and keeps enough distance from its subject that you don't feel swamped in a tide of hysterical fandom.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 04.12.2012
The first surprise of Comic-Con Episode IV is that it's the first Spurlock film Spurlock isn't in. The second surprise is that it's the most entertaining geek lovefest since 1997's Trekkies.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 04.04.2012
Rambling and scattershot, the film seems to be made expressly for the fans, not for a wider audience.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 04.12.2012
Spurlock brings his usual good-humored approach to the subject, nicely balancing absurdity with genuine human interest.Peter Debruge, Variety, 04.02.2012