of sound and fury, the summer movies of 2014 have no shortage of the
videogame-like CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) and
decibels. However, the movie watchers seemed unimpressed. Maybe what
the action packed storyboards need is a few good stories.
movie studio executives should really thank the loyal opening-Friday
moviegoers. Without the opening-day success, many movies might have gone straight to
the post theater markets. Whether it is the movie or the movie
theater going experience that sells tickets is getting more
difficult to ascertain.
cinema historians have said the movie "JAWS" started the summer-blockbuster
phenomenon. Even though the shark (a composition of mechanical and real
sharks) in "JAWS" was the major attraction, the
captivating storytelling (by the director and the actors) was the
real force that compelled the movie to its blockbuster status. After
all these years, movie making is still about how to emotively
tell a story on the big screen.