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Related Strips: #565: What Price Victory?
In case you didn't watch the Oscars, yes, that's how this played out. How to Train Your Dragon lost to Toy Story 3 in Best Animated Feature, and John Powell's score for Dragon lost to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's The Social Network score. At the very least, Dragon lost to two very solid nominees.
To the non-winning nominees in the Best Original Screenplay, Best Director or Best Picture categories, I'm afraid I can't say the same. The King's Speech — which I enjoyed — had a perfectly contrived Oscarbait script, solid but unremarkable direction, and was a terrific film overall — but not one for the ages, like The Social Network or even the dark horse nominee, Winter's Bone. It was this year's Shakespeare in Love… and, apparently the Academy agreed. Alas.
If you watched the show, who were you rooting for that either got the Oscar or didn't?
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
So the word going around about the new How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer is that there is a massive, why-would-you-put-that-in-the-trailer spoiler in it. I don’t know, because I haven’t seen it.
Thanks to Berk’s Grapevine, here’s a spoiler-free (or spoiler light) version:
Those of you who want to see the original can find it over here. So help me gods, if any of you talk about the spoiler in here, you’ll be banned from commenting. I’d like to try to make it ’til June 13, 2014 (when the movie is out) blissfully unaware of a few details of this movie.
Anyway, though, I guess that’s around when you can expect to see Hiccup again in Multiplex.