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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Comic-Con 2005 - Sunday

Okay, enough with Comic-Con.

Well, maybe this post and then enough with Comic-Con. Gonna try to boil down all of Sunday into one post.

First stop was the panel for the movie of the video game Doom . Actually, the first stop was getting stuck across the street from the convention center on the other side of a train that decided to sit on the tracks for 30 to 40 minutes.

Hey San Diego, how 'bout some pedestrian bridges or tunnels?

The videogame-to-movie path doesn't usually end up well, but I'll probably check this out. Actors on the panel included Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Karl Urban, Eomer from The Lord of the Rings movies. The clip that everyone was excited about was the movie version of the first person shooter experience. They shot a live action version of what one sees when playing the game. At one point the viewers go from observing the characters in the film to seeing through their eyes. It was kinda fun, but I was thinking that it was such a no-brainer and I was surprised that it hadn't been done before.

The panel I was really looking forward to was for The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe . Now, I read maybe two or three of the Chronicles of Narnia books when I was a kid, but that was a long time ago, so I barely remember what went on in those stories. Thing is, I actually kinda like the fact that I'll get to see this movie knowing something about it, but not really remembering it completely.

Even though it's been a long time since reading C.S. Lewis' books, seeing the clips at Comic-Con brought back a lot. I thought, "Hey that stuff looks familiar," and "Cool, Aslan!"

I have to give a tip of the hat to Disney for putting a few bucks behind the presentation in San Diego. With members of the FX crew, including people from WETA and KNB Effects, in person, Disney also set up a satellite feed to London with director Andrew Adamson and the four actors who play the siblings who go into the closet and come out in Narnia. Granted, the feed sucked a little due to an annoying delay, but it was still cool.

A very cool part of the presentation was when the panel took questions, the guys from WETA gave out actual movie props to people, who they deemed, asked great questions. I had heard that they did the same thing on the LOTR panels over the past few years.

After the Narnia panel, I spent the rest of the day wandering the dealers' room. So, to finish Comic-Con, here are a few images and snarky comments:

Our friend, Athena , dressed to kill as Poison Ivy.

Athena also captured this:
Check out this video, to see how a big man in a tutu moves. (If that link does not work go here and click on the "Mr_TuTu_Dances.avi" link.)

This is what the fashionable Comic-Conner is wearing these days.

Redd Fett

Thanks to Funimation for dinner on Saturday night.


Anonymous Athena Stamos said...

Ah Ha! Look who I found... ;)

7:01 PM  

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