“Fanboy,” like “hipster” or “liberal,” is a word that has evolved from a term that aptly describes a group of people into an epithet spat pejoratively by those who aren’t part of that particular culture. Fanboys needn’t fear Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
, because Morgan Spurlock has made a loving tribute, devoid of sarcasm, cruelty, or condescension, but still with just the right amount of modest self-awareness.
The movie captures the frenzy, fun, and madness of the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, giving us a brief but welcome introduction to the history of the annual event. Though it started as a small get-together where comic-book enthusiasts, and thos...