Man of Steel != superman. It is a pretty good action movie with lots of cinematic moments, but that is not the traditional Superman character. Good when I forgot it was supposed to be Superman, bad when I remembered.
F&F6. You get what you expect with the sixth installment. I thought the HISHE for the movie just released this week was better than the real movie. Good moments, but turn off your brain.
Of the upcoming films, one blockbuster that makes me cry just from the trailers is Pacific Rim. If you are going to build the giant robots hooked up to supercomputers, fire the idiots who made them completely human controlled. Also fire the idiots who designed the suits with force-feedback that can injure the operators. Just more bad writing.
The best film I have seen was when my wife and daughters brought me along to "My Little Pony". The plot holes there were more explainable. People in power could realistically dismiss the problems as teenage drama. There is a more rational explanation of no emergency response: if I heard radio calls about multiple Satan-looking flying demons destroying buildings with brimstone and magic, I probably wouldn't respond either. Not exactly stellar material, but at least gas stations didn't explode.
I still have moderately high hopes for the Lone Ranger (I already expect too many explosions from the trailer, but the clips seem funny), and from Turbo (can you mess up a snail superhero?). Despicable Me 2 seems fun based on over-the-top minion abuse comedy, so I'll go to that.
None of the movies this summer really speak to me.
Edited by frob, 01 July 2013 - 05:25 PM.