Summer movie season is almost here (it begins May 7), and the excitement is palpable - at least here at Hammervision. As an avid moviegoer, I know I'm supposed to get excited about the year-end releases because they're usually of a higher caliber and more likely to be recognized come Oscar time. But I was raised on blockbusters, and some of my happiest experiences in a theater occurred during the summer months. I love the hype, the ridiculous amount of money spent on each film, and the fact that (for the most part) studios keep the tentpole pics limited to one a week, which makes it super-easy to see them all.
Some movies will deliver exactly as expected. Others will bomb. Still others will surprise. And many will be shown in 3D. With this post, I hope to make sense of it all. I'm going to look into my crystal ball, and predict the 15 biggest movies of the summer, complete with box office grosses. I'm also going to call out the potential bombs, as well as a few surprise hits. So, let's get started - check out the slideshow below to begin your tour of this year's crop of wannabe blockbusters.