By Peter Debruge
Comic-Con fans come to Hall H to catch first-look footage of big flicks and breathe the same air as the stars, but why do the stars come?
For “Tron: Legacy” legend Jeff Bridges (the first of four Oscar winners for the day, followed by “Salt'”s Angelina Jolie, “RED’s” Helen Mirren and “The Expendables'” Sylvester Stallone), the actor used his time on the stage to make a conspicuously non-Tron pitch.
It’s been 27 years since the original film, and yet, “We haven’t developed any ethics or any real knowledge about the longterm aspects of our technology,” Bridges said, taking a minute to explain how even helpful innovations, such as individually bottled water, have consequences. Bridges briefly referred the room of 6,500 to the environmental site PlasticPollutionCoalition.org. The goal? “Getting rid of these things,” he said, holding up a plastic bottle on stage. “I know they’re convenient, but they’re no good.”