It has always been my philosophy that summers at the movie theaters are the best summers. It’s a big dark, air conditioned room that smells of popcorn and shows the biggest movies of the year. What’s not to like?
Most summers, I am prepared with my list of must-see-opening-weekend movies followed by the movies for which I can bear to wait a week. However, as I reflect back on the past few months, I find their offerings to be lacking. We didn’t have that movie that everyone seemed to be talking about, at least not in a good way. The movie that you ran out and told all of your friends to see.
This could be a result of Hollywood’s determination to remake and sequelize anything and everything (Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, Star Trek 2, Man of Steel, Monsters University, Fast & Furious 6, etc.). That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy some, if not all, of these movies, but let’s spice it up a little, people!
Am I being too cynical about this summer’s fare? Am I am alone in feeling disappointed?