…the three worst movies of the summer thus far.
According to critics some of the summer’s tent-pole pictures are really sucky. Their word, not mine. “Jonah Hex,” “Eclipse” and “The Last Airbender” have been getting a lot of negative reaction from those fine men and women in print. I can’t say I’m too surprised that these movies aren’t good but I am taken aback by the scathing reviews. Most of the time critics tend to go easy on the big blockbusters hopefuls. Maybe I’m concentrating too much on the initial reaction from critics* and should wait until the films have finished their theatrical run or – heaven help me – I pay to see some of them for myself. After all, audiences and critics often disagree on what’s worth paying good money to see (ie. Transformers 2). Still, with such negative reviews (reminiscent of “Terminator Salvation” and “Clash of the Titans”) it is not inconceivable that these films will quickly be forgotten as the bloated and convoluted Hollywood offerings they are.
*also, critics are not a good barometer for what’s good or bad. Most of them write about what they personally like or loathe – and in some unfortunate cases, how the film should’ve been made.