I have been reading a lot of bad reviews about this summer’s superhero and sequel movies. Namely the Pirates of the Caribbean, Spiderman 3, and The Fantastic Four:Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Many said they liked Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End but it was just not as good as the first two. A Rolling Stone Magazine review said,
The rest of At World’s End left me at wit’s end wading through nearly three hours of punishing exposition, endless blather (pirates take meetings — who knew?), an overload of digital effects and shameless setups for Pirates 4.
I heard a discussion about Spiderman 3, on the Free Beer and Hot Wings morning radio show. They thought that the writers tried to cram too many storylines in to the movie and did do any of them well. That was my impression from checking out the Website. An MSNBC review made the same comment about too many storylines for one movie. I’m a big Spiderman fan and was hoping for a good film, so the poor reviews are disappointing.
Rolling Stone called the new Fantastic Four movie a “plotless, brainless, witless bore.” I have read numerous other reviews that made similar comments.
If you are into action movies, Live Free of Die Hard is an upcoming sequel with potential.
So far, it has been a disappointing summer for sequel movies. Do you agree with the critics about these films?