You might be an Oscar-nominated actor or actress. You might even have an Academy Award on your shelf. Still, that and seven bucks will get you nothing but an overpriced soda at Comic Con (unless of course that trophy is made of kryptonite, Adamantium or dilithium crystals).
We’re judging this year’s nominees for cinema’s most prestigious prize—the Best Picture Oscar—on the only criteria that matters: geek cred. You can chuck your Shakespeare in the Park costumes out the window, Bub…that stuff ain’t gonna help you here.
How do we decide which flicks are the coolest? Glad you asked. Our formula is outlined below:
For each and any role in a film based on a Tolkien book, a Star Trek film or a Marvel film. Or if you were on Game of Thrones and your son (who you aren’t convinced is actually your son) killed you while you were on the can, because he was mad that you had sex with his ex-girlfriend.
For the lead role on CBS’s upcoming TV series Supergirl. Of course, Marvel has led the way with a female-fronted TV show with Agent Carter (and women pretty much run Agents of SHIELD), but we’re glad DC is following suit with Supergirl. And yep, Radio.com is a CBS-owned website. Go, team!
This one’s more for the film geeks than the geek-geeks. Seven points goes for a role in a film by Tim Burton or David Lynch, or any film directed by, written by, or costarring Quentin Tarantino. Or a role in Ghostbusters or Zombieland.
For spies and detectives. For instance, a role in Kingsmen: The Secret Service, the TV show Alias, any 007 film, any iteration of Sherlock Holmes or a major role in a DC film or TV show (other than Supergirl).
For a role in Pirates of the Caribbean, a Harry Potter film or the recent Planet of the Apes reboot. But if you were in the Marky Mark Planet of the Apes remix, you lose five points. Also, five points for Alien or Aliens, but you lose five if you were in any of the later Alien films.
Brace yourself. Here we go.