On Thinking About Summer Movies

I mentioned a few days ago the comic book films I was looking forward to this summer. To recap, from top to bottom:

  • The Dark Knight
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk

It’s a bit of a misnomer, actually, to suggest that I’m looking forward to The Incredible Hulk. I’m quite ambivalent about it, and have no real feelings for it positively or negatively. It’s simply… there.

I realized on the drive into work this morning — a long slog through drizzle and stupid drivers — that there are other movies this summer. Movies that I am looking forward to, even though I’d completely forgotten them.

Movies like Prince Caspian. And Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

I can understand how I forgot the former — it’s sneaking up on us in mid-May. I downloaded the trailer for it. Watched the trailer a dozen times easily. Got really excited when the trebuchets unload. And then forgot about it. I should probably reread the book, while it’s on my mind.

But Indy? How could I forget that? Especially when I just bought — and ranted about — the Indiana Jones Mint Crisp M&Ms!


Indiana Jones, by the way, needs to earn $400-plus million for Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford to get paid. (The article is unfortunately vague on the revenue streams that build toward that $400 million dollar mark. If DVD sales are included, it’s in the bag.)

So there’s at least four movies I want to see this summer — Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones, Hellboy II, Dark Knight.

If only ticket prices weren’t so egregious. :/

It’s going to be an awesome summer for movies.

I’m excited. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

One thought on “On Thinking About Summer Movies

  1. Indiana Jones is the only one of those I care about (by dint of my having not watched the previous movies in those other franchises—though I do want to at least Netflix Lion…, if not the other two). And even then, I’m more interested in WALL-E. Pixar FTW. 🙂

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