Summer Block Buster Season is coming quickly!
It is coming close to the end of April and May will soon be upon us. May is the beginning of the Summer Block Buster Season. Film historians mention that this trend began back in 1975 with the release of Jaws by Steven Spielberg. From wikipedia:
Jaws also played a major part in establishing summer as the prime season for the release of studios’ biggest box-office contenders, their intended blockbusters; winter had long been the time when most hoped-for hits were distributed, while summer was largely reserved for dumping films thought likely to be poor performers. Jaws and Star Wars are regarded as marking the beginning of the new U.S. film industry business model dominated by “high concept” pictures—with premises that can be easily described and marketed—as well as the beginning of the end of the New Hollywood period, with auteur films being disregarded in favor of profitable big-budget films.
In a series of posts I will briefly examine the related movies coming out this summer that have a science-fiction/action/fantasy theme or orientation. This is not an exhaustive list of the movies coming out. This is my personal list. These are the movies I want to see.
I will be doing one movie preview a day until my list of 18 movies is complete.
Up first….The Avengers!