I'm sitting here at the Atlanta airport waiting to see if I'm going to make it on a flight to Chicago. I've already missed one flight and the next couple don't look too promising. Flying standby sucks.
After paying $5 for internet (and wasting 15 minutes of my paid hour because I couldn't figure out how to get it to work) it's finally up and running. Time is going by a little quicker now.
In honor of today's release of Super 8, a movie that's definitely a summer blockbuster that only Steven Spielberg could produce, Rotten Tomatoes released a list today of the top 25 Best Summer Blockbuster movies. It's a pretty decent list. There are a few on the list that I'd change and I'm surprised by the absence of movies like Jurassic Park , but overall it's a good list of quality movies with lots of excitement, adventure, comedy, thrills, and blowing stuff up.
3. Toy Story 3
6. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
9. The Dark Knight
10. Finding Nemo
12. Star Trek (the 2009 version)
14. Back to the Future
15. Risky Business
16. Apollo 13
17. Iron Man
18. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
19. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
20. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
21. The Truman Show
23. The Bourne Ultimatum
24. Chicken Run
Like I said, I'm surprised Jurassic Park didn't make it. And, I'm surprised at how many Pixar movies made it. Well, maybe not surprised since they're great movies, but for Ratatouille to beat out Back to the Future is kind of a shock. Also, Chicken Run? Did anyone even really see that movie?
Summer movies are, for the most part, good. They're better than the crap movies that come out at the beginning of the year, and they don't usually require as much thought as the award movies towards the end of the year. They can be quality and fun at the same time. Super 8, the new film directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, should join the ranks of the movies above after it's release. It's got strong reviews and looks just like some of the classics.
Still sitting here, waiting to hear my name...