In the heart of Las Vegas, at Caesar's Palace, this year's installment of the annual CinemaCon recently came to a close. The con is a convention that gathers together the entire National Association of Theater Owners.
While it started out as a more quaint affair, the convention has now grown to gargantuan proportions. Every year, the biggest film studios gather, bringing trailers or new footage from some of their biggest tentpoles that will be released in the coming year. All of this is done in the interest of assuaging the fears of the theater owners, whose business continues to face difficulties in light of streaming services.
With studios such as Disney, Universal, Paramount, and even Amazon all having their own panels this year, the audience in attendance got to see footage from some of the hugest blockbusters of the coming year. But as always, there were a few that managed to stand above the rest, building substantial buzz among both critics and theater owners.
These are the films that positively lit up the CinemaCon audience and left the best impressions.