Summer 2013 AKA The Worst Summer Blockbusters… Ever?

puyallup-movie-theaterIt 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?

Ellen

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4 thoughts on “Summer 2013 AKA The Worst Summer Blockbusters… Ever?

  1. I liked Star Trek 2 better than the first one, but the rest were disappointing at best and downright horrible (I’m talking about you, Lone Ranger) in some instances.

  2. I wholeheartedly agree. I kept waiting for the blockbusters to start rolling out and then all of a sudden it’s October. Come on film makers get with the program!!!!!

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