The blockbuster season has already gotten underway with Speed Racer and Iron Man, among some others, and at least the latter has gone to prove that not only will this season make a fair amount of money for the industry but that the movies are going to be good (unlike last year). I thought I would throw in my thoughts about each of the big movies getting released in theatres this season.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Released May 22
This movie is going to dominate, making the most money out of not only the blockbusters but any movie this year. It's been almost 20 years since Indy was last seen on the big screen and not only will you have the average Joe movie-goers turning up after seeing the trailers and posters and paying to see it but you'll have an extra fan base of people who remember seeing the other movies when they were younger.
I don't think it's going to be up to the standard of the other films (perhaps as good or better than the second but not the third and especially not the first) but it will be a fun time at the movies and great for anyone who is a fan of the others films. There will definitely be more than a few cheers from the audience when we see the hat, whip, and most importantly hear that theme song.
Sex and the City
Released May 30
I am not at all a fan of the TV show, in fact I've never watched a single episode, but it's hard to miss all traces of it. Even though I don't understand the obsession, for women everywhere the show was almost a way of life. So most, if not all, of the female movie-goers out there will be in line to see this, along with their boyfriends who have been dragged there. The conversation will go a little something like this: "Remember when you made me go see Iron Man a few weeks back? Well now it's my turn."
So needless to say this movie is going to do well, very well. It's not going to break the kind of records set by Spider-Man 3 or Pirates 3 but I think people will be surprised by how well this does.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian