The summer blockbuster season is here! “Media Services at the Movies” will look at what big movie is coming out this week, then offer a few movies like it from our collection.
Okay, hear us out on this one.
There was once a time when summer blockbusters were not superhero movies. They were just loud and stupid. And for all their sins, they weren’t based on any pre-existing property. You would pay $5 (yes, $5) to see an action hero blow things up for a bit, sometimes with very little plot, and that was it. Most of these movies were made by Roland Emmerich, schlockmeister extraordinaire and one of the highest-grossing directors of all time.
After a series of weird, boring misfires like 10,000 BC and Anonymous, Roland Emmerich has returned to his old wheelhouse for a Channing Tatum movie about the White House exploding. So, whatever, we’re okay with that.
Given the insane/stupid nature of most of Emmerich’s movies, we don’t have too many like them in our collection. But every explosion counts!