Comic Con has drawn to a close once again, great times at what’s become the pinnacle of pop culture unabashed “fun-dom”. Yes…”Fun-dom”. Where else can you just let loose and be fans?
So it is with great pride we present our selected winners in both Film and Television.
Results based on audience reaction and overall impact generated by the panels and Con presentations. There are vast panels to be sure and sorting through the results has been daunting, but we finally reached our few winners.
First — highlights from the rest of the field…
Absent and probably would have ruled the world.
The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers (footage, not just pics), and the untitled Star Trek sequel.
Interesting but so far, not must see.
Snow White and the Huntsman. Immortals. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Interesting Trailer, but not in line for tickets just yet.
Haywire (great to see Gina Carano in action though).
Awesome. We are so there.
Drive. Prometheus. Dexter (Season Six). The Walking Dead (Season Two). ………………… Spartacus (Season Two). The Captains (thanks William Shatner).
Good stuff. Hail the triumphant return.
Beavis and Butthead. Underworld: Awakening.
Movie Premieres so awesome. You’re Chuck Norris.
Cowboys and Aliens. Captain America.
Would hunt you for making joke references.
Chuck Norris… (Oh #$#.)
Beautiful. Even better with time.
Not Beautiful. Even after a century.
Rhys Ifans’s “citizen arrest,” for battery.
Total Recall, The Raven, Fright Night, and Real Steel.
But at least, they had Hugh Jackman.
Great star presence but so far lackluster project.
Tin Tin (Steven Speilberg, Peter Jackson). Amazing Spiderman (Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone).
Patrick Stewart (Dorothy of Oz). Candace Bailey (G4, Attack of the Show).
“Oh Candace how we love thee.”
Worst Fan Question.
To Patrick Stewart, “Can I have b—- sex with you?” Seemed funny, but really was just lame.
Emotional, in a good way.
Chuck (previewing last season). ..Adam West, Julie Newmar, and Burt Ward on stage reunion (from the 1960′s Batman). Groovy.
Emotional, in a creepy way.
Finding out Rhys Ifans assaulted a female security guard to get arrested. Nice one, superstar.
And as for the rest…
Supernatural and Doctor Who impressed fans. No one disappeared at the after parties… (that we know of), costumes rocked, and Olivia Wilde was stunning…
“Stunning,” even the word itself can’t help but marvel.
So now, without further ado…
3rd Place. Ringer
Sarah Michelle Gellar already had the “Buffy,” cred with fans, but that only goes so far. Combine that with a concept that could grab fanbases from the likes of Dollhouse, Vampire Diaries, and Fringe and suddenly…things get interesting. This year’s unofficial queen said all the right things and displayed experience at her venues to not only generate show interest, but may have manufactured a hit.
Runner Up. Terra Nova
Going in, the fans knew a lot of money was spent on Steven Speilberg’s venture into television. After the footage ran, they saw very well where it went. Vast. Engaging. The question of a TV show of this scope making a solid impression was quickly answered. See you in the fall.
Winner. Game of Thrones.
Peter Dinklage, fresh off his Emmy nomination, was the unofficial king of this years festival and rarely has a freshmen series generated as much interest as this one. The panel didn’t disappoint, the cast was gracious and a special appearance by author George R.R. Martin set the stage for Season Two and whose ratings will now challenge to become HBO’s most successful ever.
3rd Place. .Knights of Badassdom.
Let’s face it, with the lack of many big studio features, “Knights,” couldn’t have asked for a better Comic Con. Going from obscurity to festival fave, Peter Dinklage and Summer Glau provided the perfect one-two punch and suddenly this smaller film has immense box office possibilities. …….. No film had a greater impact on its fate than this one.
Runner Up. Twixt
Despite the panel’s technical difficulties and Francis Ford Coppola’s own admitted lack of experience at Con, the presentation was truly that… a presentation. One that Coppola put his heart into. Footage was shown (some even in 3-D), remarks were made, and were even treated to music from the film’s score by Don Deacon. In the best possible gesture to his audience, Coppola made every effort to make the experience “fun,” and “unique,” and was well rewarded for it.
“Twixt,” currently doesn’t have a release date. That, will now soon change.
Winner. Twilight. Breaking Dawn Part One.
Say what you will about the “Twilight,” fan base, but Con is all about delivering. Summit Entertainment did the usual mixture of cast questions and clips, but it was the outside touches that delivered. Serving breakfast to people waiting in line was very good as so was surprise meet and greets by cast members Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Elizabeth Reaser who were also joined by Julia Jones and Boo Boo Stewart. Summit Entertainment treated the experience as if “Twilight,” was still a new property and not the major franchise it has become. This attention to fan support was not only superb, but also ensured they would be have the most excited fanbase leaving Comic Con.
“Apparently Jacob isn’t cool enough to be on this poster…” – Iron Fist
Til next year… Unless I run into Chuck Norris….
Sensei White Lotus