Rebelscum’s Comic Con wrap-up highlights the Con floor.
Tolkien didn’t always get good reviews – the BBC has excerpts of reviews from when his books were first published:
“This is not a work which many adults will read through more than once,” said the anonymous reviewer in the Times Literary Supplement, while American critic Edmund Wilson, dismissed the entire trilogy in 1956 as “juvenile trash”.
And so we have the first trailer. I am really loving the look of this. Actual focus on character. Wonderfully filmed. I think this will be a Batman I can get behind!
Check it out in a million different formats here.
Kids won’t go to bed when you tell them? Spouse refuses to put his or her dirty socks in the hamper? Boss won’t pony up with that pay rise you’ve more than earned? Starbucks barista too slow?
Worry no more! With the soon-to-be released Darth Vader voice modulator you’ll have those annoying humans around you jumping to your command in no time.
Time to prepare your husband, Kelly. KITT is now on the auction block.
Of course, if KITT doesn’t interest you, maybe the Ten Commandments tablets that Charlton Heston carried?
IGN covers the Comic Con DVD preview. Aside from the Classic Trilogy, the Ewoks, Droids, and Clone Wars cartoons are being released.
The BBC has a list of 25 reasons why Star Wars is great. It’s a tad British (Who is the Green Cross Code Man?) but still quite funny.
Plus, can’t say I can argue with a site that puts Han Solo at #1.
USA Today has an article about Comic Con. Highlight is a quote regarding the Revenge of the Sith announcement:
“It’s certainly an improvement over the first two,” says Ken Simmons, 31, of Tampa. He spent most of the weekend dressed as a storm trooper character from the films. “I just hope no one confuses it with Revenge of the Nerds.”