It is June 15, and we are smack dab in the second month of Summer Blockbuster Season, a season I take very seriously. That and Oscar season which is, in case you don't know, in December.
I love summer for multiple reasons, sun, heat, tans, outdoor activities, pools, lakes, barbecues, bare feet, lime popsicles. Everything! Even with everything I love, if someone were to ask me what I was most excited to do each weekend, it would be seeing the summer blockbuster that is coming out.
I take things to the extreme, I wake up just in time to see morning shows and stay up late enough to watch the film's actors be interviewed. I have seen every single movie preview that is out, and I have watched them multiple times starting months ago when the preview debuted at imdb.com. I research storylines, directors, actors, reviews, just about everything. I know which movies I am STOKED to see (curse you Disney for making me tear up every single time I see the Winnie the Pooh preview), and which ones I would rather pass on, but for some reason can't and wont.
Last summer I attended these movies at their midnight premiers, but we mustn't dwell on the past. This year I have a most excellent movie buddy, my sister Autumn. We see the movie's Friday afternoons, and then we often attend the less popular movie that came out that weekend Saturday evening.
This summer has been similar to past blockbuster seasons thus far. A surprise great funny movie, an action flop, a satisfying prequel, and dreadful sequels. Tomorrow is Green Lantern. Million dollar bomb? or a summer success?
Until then, enjoy.