Ready Player One Trailer
Steven Spielberg was on hand for the debut of the Ready Player One trailer, and fans were completely stoked. With everything from the Tron light cycles to the Back to the Future Delorean to Freddy Krueger, this trailer played like the ultimate mash-up. For a film that could've seemed like it was behind the curve, Ready Player One actually upped the ante for all future VR films. At a time in his career where it seems like Spielberg might be better suited to continue making Bridge of Spies, it is heartening to see that he can still play in the pool that he helped build. Ready Player One seems poised to again redefine the way we interact with our media.
Blade Runner 2049
Going way into the future, Blade Runner 2049 decided to be more than a panel. At Comic-Con 2017, they made this thing an experience. As a result they took a world that was already mysterious, and made it even more special. If you are a fan of the original film (and who attending Comic-Con isn't at least a Blade Runner fan?), you had to love everything about what Warner Bros. did here. Mixing aspects of VR with elements from both Blade Runner films, they created a world out of this movie in which you could get behind the wheel of a flying car. There is so much mystery and nuance surrounding this franchise, that there honestly seemed like there was no other way to bring this film to San Diego. A winner indeed!