Believe it or not the “summer” movie season starts in less than two weeks! I remember when the summer movies came out in summer, Memorial Day at the earliest. The trend has steadily moved toward releasing a big budget but possibly questionable movie, earlier and earlier to catch people off guard.
You know the ones I’m talking about. The people who avoided going to the movies since Christmas Day. The folks who don’t know a single new movie star’s name and never read popular fiction (My husband.)
These are the same people who don’t make entertainment decisions and just quietly climb into the car without asking enough questions and allow someone else to choose the movie for them. Those folks will get dragged to a lot of movies they may or may not enjoy. This year the studios are ready and waiting with a very early harvest of summer movies.
My poor dad is one of those people who walks into a theater not knowing what the movie is about. He sees every movie out there but he has no idea in advance what my stepmom is taking him to see. He’s always astonished. He’ll sit through anything from the most obscure foreign film to a good old blockbuster. I love hearing his movie reviews because they’re genuinely innocent and bizarre.
I love summer movies and I can’t wait for this year’s crop to reach theaters.
I just realized last night that Marvel’s all-star “Avengers” is coming out May 4, and possibly as early as April 27th in select 3D theaters. It looks great, so does the early release date mean the studio is worried about it? Or does it mean Marvel expects the Avengers to kick ass and suck all the oxygen out of the air and leave nothing for the next movies to feed off?
We’ll soon find out.
By the way who’s sexier, clean cut Captain America, Thor with his mighty hammer and flowing golden locks, or bad boy Ironman Tony Stark?