Comic Con 2012 in San Diego will be starting tomorrow, July 12th, and it's an event that I tend to just be happy living vicariously through the people who actually attend. Back in the day, a decade ago or so, Comic Con was really for the FANS to go there and be a part of a geek/fanboy-girl convention of like minds wholly infatuated with all things related to the genre of comics. But then Hollywood studios saw it as an opportunity to introduce in very special previews to a very select crowd, future comic themed films and TV productions. Toss in some cool A and B list stars on the panel and for autograph sessions, and you have a new community that you have a unique opportunity to wine and dine and gauge their interests for future marketing schemes. In summation, it's a zoo at CC, and every year it gets crazier and crazier because the fanatic fan attendance grows larger and larger. And this is because the newest fans, started to attend just in the past couple of years due to the higher profile of CC because of certain film franchise's fanbase. And as per the sad news of the car accident death of a Twilight fan yesterday, who has been waiting in line, outside of the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) since Sunday, to get a good seat at the Twilight panel four days later, this just demonstrates how devoted some of these fans are. To suspend life for many days to sit in line, days before the actual convention begins. Sigh. Life is too short for such crazed devotion, but that is par for the course in the mindset of many CC attendees. I have been to the SDCC for an exhibit myself, and the place is gigantic, but I think I would be too overwhelmed to attend for Comic Con, let alone be able to afford it. San Diego ain't cheap. Anway, I look forward to reporting about what's happening at CC the rest of this week.
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I had a mini Jason Statham marathon this weekend. Most of his films are corny but fun to watch, and these other two films continue in that vein.
Killer Elite (2011) is another Jason Statham film which co-stars Clive Owen and Robert DeNiro. It takes place in the 1980s about a special secret British Ops group where a peer is kidnapped and held hostage by a Shiek to avenge the assassination of his sons. Jason has to kill the men responsible for the men's deaths and then his friend will be released. This is based on a true story and this espionage film shows you just how corrupt and backstabbish all governments are in the pursuit of their share of oil from the Middle East. It's pretty good - 8/10.
I have an internet friend that's crazy about Jason Statham and bc of her i started to watch his films, and i found out i really enjoy them. I liked Blitz a lot but not so much Killer Elite, maybe bc of De Niro(wasting his talent in an action film and also in those comedies he worked).ReplyDelete
Oh yes, Jason is serious eye candy and a decent actor. I love all his action scenes, he's so athletic. A sexy brute.ReplyDelete
Other people have said stuff similar about DeNiro, I think he's just in his twilight years and enjoys working, so he takes on these roles that people are surprised to see him in.
I agree about DeNiro, it breaks my heart to see him doing crap films. I call it "when crap films happen to great actors syndrome". I hope he give a couple more great performances in the near future, I hate to see him like he is now. lol But like you said Simone, he's probably just enjoying working.ReplyDelete
I long to read your comments about what will happen at the Comic Con! And I'm very confident about Assassin's Creed. Do you think it will be shot in 2013?ReplyDelete
I think AC could start filming in 2013, or the very end of this year depending on financing and getting a script/director.ReplyDelete