As usual, the lineup for summer movies this year was star-studded and full of sequels. However, most of them have been critically panned and - even worse - they are not racking up ticket sales. Still, there have been far worse summer selections.
In an interesting pattern, it seems every 9 years there is a "stinker" summer movie slate. In 2001, our summer selections looked like this: A Knight's Tale, Pearl Harbor, Scary Movie 2, Planet of the Apes, The Mummy Returns, Swordfish, Dr. Dolittle 2, Rush Hour 2, Tomb Raider, Jurassic Park III, and Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Yikes!
Go 9 years prior, to 1992, and you get this schlocky summer: Alien 3, Far & Away, Lethal Weapon 3, Basic Instinct, Death Becomes Her, Universal Soldier, and A League of Their Own - which was by far the best of the bunch.