Jonathan V. Last ponders Hollywood's recent bombs:
If this summer is indicative of anything, it may be that people are rebelling against transparent blockbuster economics. Make a quality movie about a property people care about — “The Avengers,” “The Hunger Games” — and audiences respond. But simply throw $200 million at the screen for explosions and robots and a warmed-over half-idea because hey, it’s summer? Tumbleweeds.