While the folks over at the 3Bulls! (is the ! mandatory like Yahoo!?) discuss the horrible junkfood of the body via there 5000 Calorie Challenge they’ve got going on over there, I thought now might be a good chance to point out that the same excess can be seen in our summer movie crop this year.
I’m too lazy to research this fact, but I’m pretty sure that this summers crop of 6 (SIX!!) movies that are the third in the series is the most ever in a single summer. Some of these movies are called ‘trilogies’ while others are just sequels.
The interesting thing here is how sequels and movie franchises are achieving the kind of widespread (non-direct to video) success they are. I’m sure much of it is because of companies are wanting less risk by going with established brands but many of these movies are actually not half bad.
The full list of third movies is below:
- Spider-Man 3
- Pirates of the Caribbean 3
- Shrek the Third
- Ocean’s 13
- Rush Hour 3
- The Bourne Ultimatum
Considering there are only really two movies on that list that are guaranteed to suck (Shrek and Rush Hour), 3 that will most likely be good (Spider-Man, Pirates, and Bourne), and one who knows (Ocean’s 13), that’s not a bad crop of sequels.
We’ve also got two greater than three movies coming out this summer, Harry Potter and the Something Something and Live Free and Die Hard (Die Hard 4.0 for our international reader), there’s a lot less risk in the summer tent-pole Blockbuster crowd this summer.
Anyway, enjoy the movies. Try not to choke on any Twizzlers.