Opinion: No Summer Blockbusters, Please

Opinion: No Summer Blockbusters, PleaseNo Summer Blockbusters, Please. Cruise, Smith and Pitt have all flopped this year, but when the cries about expensive overpaid stars no longer opening moviesĀ  die down, the next wave of ‘bankable certs’ should arrive in two years time.

Oblivion, After Earth and the troubled World War Z are the latest high-concept movies to have mangled the scripts in favour of big action set-pieces and dodgy dialogue.

Oblivion steals from every sci-fi flick in decades, After Irk, the Smith family project from M. Night Shame-about-the-last-one makes no sense and WW-Zzzzz departs so far from the lauded source material you wonder why they bothered. …