It's no secret that the summer of 2011 is going to be full of a ton of great movies. It's going to be one hell of a summer, and we should all be extremely excited! Here's what we have to look forward to: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America: The Last Avenger, Super 8, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, Smurfs 3D, The Hangover 2, Rise of the Apes, X-Men: First Class and several more.
Jon Favreau's Cowboy's & Aliens is also going to be released this summer, and the director is a little nervous about all of the competition. In a recent interview with the LA Times he talks about what a summer of movies like this could mean for the box office.
It’s Omaha Beach, it’s going to be a bloodbath. There’s never been a summer like this next summer. It’s going to be bloody [for filmmakers and the studios]. As we were sticking thumb tacks in a calendar we realized that this is going to be looked back upon as Omaha Beach.
There’s not a weekend where there won’t be teeth on the floor. The audience wins but it’s going to be rough for people making these movies. Then there was the big rush to 3D, so you have all of these people fighting for a limited number of screens and to get the 3D done, since most of these are hybrids or conversions, so this is a technology that is still in the relatively early stages and there’s going to be a lot of blood pressures going up in the months ahead.
Honestly, no matter what happens, people are going to see the movies they want to see. I think bad movies like The Smurfs will most definitely suffer, but there are a ton of films being released that a lot of people are looking forward to seeing, and I don't see why they would pass up on the opportunity to watch them on the big screen. As long as the movies get good word of mouth, then I don't think there will be anything to worry about. At least I'll be out there seeing them all. It will be interesting to see how this next summer's box office turns out, but there's no doubt it's gonna be huge!
What movies are you most excited to see in the summer of 2011?