Stunt-documentary specialist Morgan Spurlock has a knack for taking on subjects just as they burst into the zeitgeist, from fast food trauma (Supersize Me) to product placement excess (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold). He’s a genial guy and his films usually reflect that, gently exploring an important issue without much bite or insight. So it makes sense that Spurlock would take on the rising empire of nerd culture, focused on that Mecca of geeky delights: The San Diego Comic-Con. It also makes sense that his movie wouldn’t do much more than scratch the surface of the culture’s growing appeal and do it all with a loving tone that neither mocks nor probs. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope is practically an advertisement for the multimillion-dollar event, but it is undeniably fun.
The latest trailer for Thor: Ragnarok was easily one of the highlights of Comic Con 2017. Similar to the first trailer, which uses Led Zepplin’s Immigrant Song to great effect, this second trailer also contains a fantastic track and a humorous tone. From the looks of things, based on all of the promotion for the … Read more