“Every summer has a story.” Anonymous
A story-filled summer has begun, with a wandering blue fish at the head of the pack. Finding Dory has certainly found blockbuster success high above those cinematic seas. Will she continue to profitably sail through summer? Will The Shallows lead our latest damsel in distress, in the form of the lovely Blake Lively, safely to shore or will she sink into box-office oblivion? Will audiences be oblivious to the conflicts occurring within the Free State of Jones, leaving the Civil War a part of movie history? Can Independence Day: Resurgence rush past the competition and save Earth from the threat du jour?
Central Intelligence has certainly provided a bit of “intellectual” humor for the studious among us. How much longer will their wisdom be accepted?
With so many stories, is there room in our movie kingdom for The Legend of Tarzan? We’re, of course, going to need a lot of room to welcome The BFG, who’s promising Big, Friendly, Giant entertainment. Will his rewards be great at the box office? Might the less fable-minded prefer The Purge: Election Year to rid them of the politically incorrect?
Happily, there’s room for everyone in our politically incorrect but perfectly proper movie world!
Which of our always-correct summer stories will you elect to see this weekend?