Friday, May 1, 2009

Summer arrives....awesome?

Yes, today is the start of the proverbial "summer movie season," the yearly cash cow for the studios, the 3-4 month extravaganza for them to unload their multi-million dollar products and pray for returns somewhere near 500 million (oh Batman and your money-making prowess).

Last year, the season kicked off with IRON MAN - a movie that critics and audiences alike loved, like, really loved, for Robert Downey Jr's endlessly entertaining jettison into A-list stardom.  And it made buckets of money.

This week?  Well, we have "Wolverine" and "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past."

Wolverine currently sits at a tepid, dismissive 42% on Metacritic.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is enjoying a nice, warm 38%.

Granted, no one expected the critics to go ga-ga over Wolverine (just watch the trailer, it's utterly ridiculous), but after the leaked workprint version last month, will these reviews render the movie void?  Or a better question may be, will action fans skip out in favor of waiting for Star Trek next week?

Awesome way to start the summer, guys!

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