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August 08, 2010  | by: Laura Rosenfeld

Geeks of the world rejoiced at the 41st annual Comic-Con held July 22 to July 25 in San Diego. But Comic-Con is not your run-of-the-mill sci-fi convention. It has become one of the biggest events in pop culture of the year. This four-day star-studded event has been the place for fans to watch sneak peeks of new movies and TV shows. Here are some of the things I’m most excited about from this year’s event.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

This action/comedy starring Superbad’s Michael Cera is based on a series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley and by the looks of the trailer, this film is definitely keeping that comic book-feel. At its core, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a love story. The title character falls in love with a girl, but before they can truly be together, Scott must defeat her previous seven evil boyfriends. This movie looks fun, hilarious, exciting and over-the-top. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World opens August 13 in theaters, and it will be the perfect movie for summer.

Megamind

While you may have seen one of the trailers for Megamind in theaters already, Comic-Con audiences got a look at the new extended trailer. I have to admit, from what I saw in the theaters, Megamind was not on the top of my fall movie list. After watching this new trailer, however, I am really looking forward to watching the film, even if I am getting a little tired of the 3D movie craze. Megamind puts a fresh twist on superhero movies by exploring what happens when the bad guy wins. While we usually root for the hero, the villain in Megamind is so funny and lovable, you can’t help but secretly root for him, too. And featuring the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Brad Pitt, how can you go wrong? Megamind arrives in theaters November 5.

Tron: Legacy

I never saw the original Tron, but this sequel to the 1982 film is very intriguing. Comic-Con attendees got a glimpse of the latest trailer for Tron: Legacy which, from the special effects alone, looks pretty amazing. I can’t even imagine how awesome it will look in 3D in theaters. The new film is definitely an updated version of the cult classic, centering on more of a father/son relationship between the characters played by actors Jeff Bridges (who also starred in the first Tron) and Garrett Hedlund. If you’re looking for a sci-fi/action flick, Tron: Legacy, in theaters December 17, is your best bet for the end of this year.

Red

Red, which stands for “Retired and Extremely Dangerous” is really just another action movie with special agents, except some of these special agents are old enough to be your grandparents. In the film, they cope with age, mortality and retirement while still kicking butt. It’s got action, comedy and even a little heart beneath the surface of explosions. And if that’s not appealing enough for you, see the movie to watch the acting talents of an all-star cast including Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker. Red hits theaters October 15.

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