CBR: KAPOW: Fans go "Wow!" on Day 2
With fans happily returning for a second day of panels, presentations and news, Mark Millar's Kapow! did not disappoint with a special screening of "Super," exclusive word on new Millarworld projects and more.
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I'd be more excited about Millar's upcoming independent projects if he could get his current ones (Kick-Ass2, Superior) released on a regular schedule. 4 months between Kick-Ass 2 #1 and #2? /sigh....
They showed Super? It's already out in theaters!
I thought they were going to show X-Men: First Class, not a film that ripped-off Millar's Kick-Ass comic and Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass film. The only way I would think Millar would show Super, is if he mocked the film after the screening.
I wonder if after the screening Millar said, "Does anyone else think I should sue the f-list director who made this cheaper, terrible version of Kick-Ass?"
They got the worst superhero film that was coming out this year. Great job. I'm sure everyone was thrilled.
I don't think Super is out in the UK yet!
The convention had more problems than a few moans about cue length which will hopefully be addressed before next years. The layout and organization of the event was good in some cases (the IGN arena ran smoothly) but the timings, set-up and handling of the events was unbelievably poor.
Hopefully they will get a bigger building (the place Eurogamer expo would be PERFECT) for next years, cause they have a long way to go before this is anywhere close to the USA experience. 1 DC panel and 3 Marvel panels over 2 days ... where is the Image/Dark Horse/Oni/Boom/IDW/ representation? I mean IDW hold the rights to Dr Who right?
Given the production schedule X-Men: First class is probably still in the rough-cut stage, with non-finished effects. They could have tried to get Thor, but it is coming out in the UK very soon anyway.
Originally Posted by Maestro Hulk
I do understand some of the frustration seeing as the Kapow pre-release info touted "Movie X" as the chance to see a mainstream superhero summer film, they could have been a bit more upfront with people on that one.
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Did anyone see the Momentum Pictures thing? I had to miss it and was wondering what happened in it.
Even though I intend to see Super at some point, I'm not at all sad about missing Movie X to stand in some queues now. They really did over-promote that, and I imagine a few people were probably a little miffed when it didn't turn out to be Thor or Green Lantern.
The layout for the signings really could have been better. I was trying to get to David Hine's queue and wound up in the wrong line three times due to how confused everyone was there (as others were in wrong lines too). I think the staff at the event realized how messy the layout was, as once there was a member going through the lines and asking people who they were trying to see.
I wouldn't say fan response was universally positive.
I went on Saturday and I certainly wasn't alone in thinking it was too small, overcrowded, poorly organised, kinda boring and the queues were ridiculously out of hand.
If this is going to be exactly the same next year, count me out.
It wasn't a world beater. There were some already-released trailers from Hobo with a Shotgun, Red Hill and Troll Hunter. A preview of Lady in Black which was scant on details and about half an hour of Insidious with a Q&A from the writer & director team, who also made the first Saw movie. They were quite funny and engaging, but the film looked run-of-the-mill.
Originally Posted by Kate Fatale
Also, the Momentum spokesman kept reminding everyone in the audience to go and shill for them on facebook about every 10 minutes. All-in-all it was all about standard fare for a convention showcase.
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Thanks. Totally not feeling bad about missing this one either, then. I love horror and was afraid I'd missed something cool.
Originally Posted by Brock
QFT. That was my Saturday experience too. Would have taken minimal effort and CARE to have foreseen the reality of the space and designated signing and panel queues more clearly. There was a lot of good will and it was all used up.
Originally Posted by Clem
On the upside I spotted the immortal Frank Quitely wandering up the Pentonville Road and we had a lovely chat. That kind of thing somewhat makes up for the faff and aggro.