As I look over the most anticipated movies of summer 2010 I’m struck by the absence of movies directed toward the female audiences, moms in particular.
There are plenty of action adventure movies, lots of killing, and plenty of movies for the kids. For mom, there’s nothing worthwhile coming to the theaters this summer.
The best a mom can do summer 2010 – take the kids to the movies
Sure, moms will contribute to gross earnings at the box office. They will be the ones to haul the kids to the movies to see Toy Story 3, Disney’s Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Shrek Forever After, The Karate Kid, Marmaduke, and the Sorceror’s Apprentice.
In exchange for the movie tickets, popcorn, candy, and sodas mom will be buying all summer long what does she get? Nada, not even a table scrap.
Sure, there are some great movies to anticipate summer 2010, but…
I’m not saying there aren’t some good 2010 summer movie releases. I’m sure Iron Man 2, Robin Hood, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be great movies. It’s just that there is nothing specifically for moms who might enjoy a girls night out or dragging a date or weary husband to a chick flick.
No romance. No romantic comedy. Not even a gripping drama.
Guns, violence, super heroes, animation, and 3-D will rule the box office throughout the summer of 2010.
Where does that leave mom? Holding the popcorn or taking a $7.50 to $10.00 nap.
Mom’s have seen so many animated films – Maybe we should write screenplays
Let me give accolades to those who make animated films with enough adult innuendos and humor to keep us awake. I will also say that after 20+ years of taking children to the movies I’m over the cute jokes in animated films. I don’t mind taking the kids, but I’m no longer exited about Disney, Pixar, Imax, 3D, or super heroes.
As a mother I would appreciate a romantic comedy that was more than a B rated, low budget flick. I would like to see a drama in which there is a plot that does not involve sex, drugs, and violence.
Right now, the best movie bet for me this summer is Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. It looks heavy on action and thrills, but better than any other options. I suppose I can wait on the release of Eat, Pray, Love, based on the best selling novel, but it doesn’t come out until August.
Summer 2010 movies are turning me into….
I sound like my mother. Maybe that is because I am turning into my mother, which explains why, regardless of incessant begging, there came a time when she lost interest in the movies. Instead of going out she opted for TMC and watched an old black and white, which had a little action, a lot of drama, and no overt sex or crude language.
An alternate plan for watching movies this summer…
I suppose, in between headaches from wearing 3-D glasses, I’ll probably make my own popcorn and settle in on the couch to watch a good movie.
I guess I better call mom and find out what channel she has been watching.
Fernandez, Jay A. Flixster Bonus: Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of the Summer, The Hollywood Reporter
Movies 2010, Teaser-Trailer.com
Knight and Day, Imdb.com
Toy Story 3, Imdb.com