Posted by Valentina Valentini on July 20, 2012 at 2:24 am
Although I didn’t attend Comic-Con physically this year, I was, most assuredly, there in spirit. But before I delve into the four things you should be most excited about from Comic-Con 2012, I must add a caveat – this is NOT about indie films only in this week’s post. I thought that, since Comic-Con has risen in its 42 years from a measly 300 geeks, nerds, video game gurus and tech junkies to a staggering 130,000+ geeks, nerds, video game gurus, tech junkies and Hollywood elite, studios and general hangers-on, that the infamous San Diego convention deserved a little love from the indie community, even if it has left us in the dust.
If not just for the high frame rate, I am pretty excited to see Elijah Wood with hairy feet again. Although Peter Jackson decided to show the much-anticipated prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy at the regular frame rate of 24fps and in 2D rather than 3D due to the backlash from its preview at CinemaCon in April, I’ll still be in line at the movie theatre come December.
Jackson as quoted by Mike Ryan in Huffington Post: “I’ve seen hours and hours and hours of it, obviously…it’s something that becomes a real joy to watch, but it takes you a while.”
Lost fans, please put down the remote in your endless search to find conundrum-savvy satisfaction and return to your computers. H+ will premiere in T-minus-20 days on a YouTube near you. Warner Bros. and Bryan Singer have brought us John Cabrera (no relation to the singer) and Cosimo De Tommaso’s intricately woven futuristic drama about humans and their dependence on and connection to their tech tools – i.e. walking around with your iPhone in front of your face and just being able to call someone by thinking it. Directed by Stewart Hendler.
If you’re a female, your annual dose of unconventional sci-fi thriller (which your nerdy boyfriend would’ve never in a million years thought you’d have liked) will be fulfilled in September. Joseph Gordon-Levitt – that adorably sincere love muffin you watched in 500 Days of Summer, and that witty, yet caring computer geek in Inception – is back. But this time, he’s a version of his future self sent back to kill his former self before his future can happen. Don’t worry, I hear he turns up with a bouquet of roses.
If you’re a male, your weekly dose of over-blown testosterone charges and gun-toting adventures will be fulfilled online. Machinima – the premiere entertainment channel on YouTube geared specifically toward boys…ahem, excuse me, ‘gamers around the world’ has licensed the Halo gaming series and made it into a 5-episode web series, Halo 4: Forward Until Dawn. It’s promising to be a serious thriller, so scary even the director Stewart Hendler (yes, the same Stewart Hendler from H+ – perhaps a coincidence, perhaps divine intervention in dramatic action web series), said it was one of the most frightening things he’s ever filmed.