MILLINOCKET, Maine, July 21, 2013 – It’s been a dismal summer for moviemakers. Once tried-and-true “blockbusters” have become budget busters. There are many factors that come into play such as the economy, the cost of top talent or overruns.
But most observers agree that the industry simply released too many movies this summer. Tie that to weak story lines, sub-par acting and overuse of computer generated content, and you have a doomed formula for moneymaking. People just won’t spring for it.
By contrast, animated movies are doing well. So if you’re up for a movie this summer, a cartoon feature may be your best bet.
Here are some one-line reviews of a few of this summer’s movies:
The Lone Ranger” — Dead crow walking, but the horse is funny.
“Pacific Rim” — Godzilla meets the Transformers.
“White House Down” — Shoot ‘em up in the West Wing.
“R.I.P.D.” — Dead cops chase dead crooks.
“The Wolverine” — Slicing and dicing, with a conscience.
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