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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters Ever

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 19, 2014 2:54 PM
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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters Ever
Over a month ago, perhaps feeling daunted by the seemingly endless summer season stretching out in front of us and the sheer volume of popcorn we were going to have to eat, we brought you our list of The 20 Worst Summer Blockbusters Of All Time. But now that we’re in the thick of it, and we’ve had a few more decent big titles open (“22 Jump Street,” “Edge of Tomorrow” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” all had their charms) we’re turning that frown upside down, and bringing you our rundown of the 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of all time. But that “hooray for everything!” vibe is a little misleading. As we’ve proven to ourselves so many times before, stable, long-term professional relationships of mutual respect and admiration tend not to be shaken by debates over whether “Jonah Hex” is empirically worse than “Battlefield Earth,” but are much more likely likely to be rocked to their very foundations by arguments over whether X treasured childhood classic is better than Y worldwide box-office hit. Let’s have a moment’s silence for the old friendships this list has torn asunder.

Watch: L.A. River Chase Scene From ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ Recreated In ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 6, 2014 9:05 AM
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Terminator 2: Judgement Day
With James Cameron so intent on pushing filmmaking further and further into the digital realm, pursuing 3D and computer technology capable of matching reality to a photo-realistic level, it’s surprising that his focus hasn’t turned more towards video games. He’s credited consoles like the Nintendo 3DS in powering 3D cinema while rarely dipping into that format for telling stories, but as a new video proves, that hasn’t stopped gamers from attempting the director’s signature style.

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