What’s The Greatest Movie Summer Ever?
We’re gonna post 6 of the greatest movie summers - reblog your favourite!
The Matrix: There was one sci-fi movie that everyone was anticipating feverishly this summer. That was The Phantom Menace, which arrived, disappointed, and did some unspeakable things to certain people’s childhoods in the process. Be thankful for The Matrix then, which came just in time to show us how exhilarating, epic and game-changing the genre could be.
The Sixth Sense: Packing one of the most talked about twists ever, The Sixth Sense is credited for championing old school scares at a time when subtlety in a horror film was becoming unheard of. Thankfully, this is more than just a clever twist, with authentic creeps and a heartfelt pay-off.
The Blair Witch Project: When directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez saw their microbudgeted handheld horror gross $250m at the box office, it was clear that cinema and event movies were about to change forever. The groundbreaking viral campaign, and the fact that the movie actually delivered on its terror potential, didn’t do anything to diminish its importance.
Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick’s final movie arrived with something of a whimper, but as is the case with much of the legendary auteur’s work, time has revealed compelling depths and lead to wider appreciation. As rich as Kubrick’s most celebrated pictures.
10 Things I Hate About You: It was a decent summer for teen-coms as well. American Pie did bigger business, but the less crude 10 Things… had better longevity. The Shakespeare update benefits from ace leads, and a mile-wide romantic streak.