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Summer Movies

I wasn’t crazy about Inception. I thought it was an interesting idea with an alright (though visually arresting) execution. When I said that to someone recently they argued back that for a summer blockbuster it was amazingly deep and different, which is hard to disagree with and does make me like it a bit more. Anyway, has an interesting piece about the struggle to make that movie and what Hollywood has in store for us over the coming years. I love how the article breaks down this summer’s slate of films:

With that in mind, let’s look ahead to what’s on the menu for this year: four adaptations of comic books. One prequel to an adaptation of a comic book. One sequel to a sequel to a movie based on a toy. One sequel to a sequel to a sequel to a movie based on an amusement-park ride. One prequel to a remake. Two sequels to cartoons. One sequel to a comedy. An adaptation of a children’s book. An adaptation of a Saturday-morning cartoon. One sequel with a 4 in the title. Two sequels with a 5 in the title. One sequel that, if it were inclined to use numbers, would have to have a 7 1/2 in the title.

[Via Kottke]

March 2, 2011