Pity the poor studio executives. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars giving moviegoers what they think they want -- summer blockbusters with big stars, big explosions and out-of-this-world themes -- and who makes all the money?
Since May, there has practically been a blockbuster a week. “Man of Steel” has done well; apparently film fans never tire of a new iteration of the grand old Superman story, just as they never seem to tire of Batman. “
Most of the others are still a long, long way from making their budget back, though “World War Z” may get there, thanks to star
When a blockbuster hits the theaters weekend after weekend -- and, especially, when several of them have such similar themes -- it just may be that a fatigue sets in and folks going to the movies lose interest in seeing another special-effects extravaganza. Apparently, there are times all they really want to watch is a familiar group of comedians acting gloriously immature.
Let's hope that doesn't give the studio execs any brilliant ideas about filling the screens next summer with comedies aimed at 14-year-old boys. Oh, wait, that's already been done.