"Iron Man 3" was the most buzzed about Comic-Con movie online,… (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles…)
The widely anticipated follow-ups "Iron Man 3" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" were the most talked about movies on social networks during Comic-Con, but it was the prequel "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and "The Expendables 2" that got the most positive mentions.
The data, compiled by social media research firm Fizziology, contained few surprises among the upcoming, highest-profile sequels and adaptations that were promoted at last week's San Diego convention that were mentioned the most in tweets and Facebook posts. "Oz," the Superman reboot "Man of Steel" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" followed "Iron Man" and "Hobbit" on the list.
But fans' tastes were a bit eclectic when it came to what they liked most. Behind "Oz" and the follow-up to 2009's aging action stars hit "Expendables" were "Wreck-It Ralph," Disney's upcoming animated movie set in the world of video games, the Quentin Tarantino slavery drama "Django Unchained," and "Man of Steel." Those films received the highest percentage of positive comments online.
Several movies generated largely positive response inside the San Diego Convention Center's Hall H but did not top the charts online, including the science-fiction drama "Elysium" and director Guillermo Del Toro's robots vs. monsters movie "Pacific Rim." Fizziology attributed that to the fact that there was no new or even existing footage from those movies available online for fans to link to and discuss.
Only one movie received comments that were more than 4% negative during Comic-Con, and it was one that didn't even have a panel at the event. Apparently spurred by publicity in San Diego surrounding the new Nickelodeon series featuring the same characters, discussion of Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles" reboot set for release in 2014 spiked during the event. A sizable 28% of comments were negative, indicating that fans are still upset over news from earlier in the year about changes that will be made from earlier versions of the reptile samurais.
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