Overloaded Film Release Schedule

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  1. Deceptijohn

    Deceptijohn Metallikato Master

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    Has Hollywood gone overboard with blockbusters this year? I'm gonna list the films I'm interested in that, in any year, would surely be "must-see" films for most film buffs. I cannot remember a year that had so many films I wanted to see jammed into so few months.

    May 6: Thor
    May 20: Pirates of the Caribbean
    June 3: X-Men: First Class
    June 10: Super 8
    June 17: Green Lantern
    July 1: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    July 15: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    July 22: Captain America: The First Avenger
    July 29: Cowboys & Aliens
    August 5: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    August 19: Conan the Barbarian & Fright Night

    With crazy ticket prices these days made worse with the 3D pricing gimmick, I'm wondering if Hollywood is overplaying its hand this year. I know revenues are down across the board, but I don't see how more big films competing for an ever shrinking pie is supposed to help things.
     
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    June 3: X-Men: First Class
    June 10: Super 8
    July 29: Cowboys & Aliens
    August 5: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    August 19: Conan the Barbarian & Fright Night

    I see all of these failing this year
     
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    Deceptijohn Metallikato Master

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    Because you think they will be bad films or because you think the schedule is too crowded? Some other reason?
     
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    May 6: Thor
    June 3: X-Men: First Class
    June 17: Green Lantern
    July 1: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    July 22: Captain America: The First Avenger

    Only ones that are getting any money from me.
    and X-Men is only a maybe.
     
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    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Nah I love movies, and every Sunday morning I will be seeing them....:lol 
     
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    A mix of both.

    None of those are "mainsteam" or must see to the general population.

    I see 4-5 heavy hitters and a few suprises this year at most.


    Maybe Cowboys but that's stretching it.
     
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    There are no more blockbusters this year than any other year. May always has intended blockbusters every Friday of the month. June usually doesn't have as many of the huge blockbusters, but it is full of them as well. July is probably between May and June in terms of blockbuster prowess, but often times has the biggest one of all. August is the also-rans of the summer season, and those you listed would be included in that category, especially Conan which looks absolutely terrible.

    X-Men and Super 8 will definitely be successful. Cowboys and Aliens could be, but has the potential to fail as well.
     

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