By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 7, 2009 at 5:43AM
It's not like the Terminator franchise was ever light, exactly. But in the post-Dark Knight era, summer action movies--even Star Trek--are trending dark and edgy, and Terminator Salvation, Angels & Demons, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen certainly fit the bill. Word on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is that's darker than any of its predecessors.
On the other hand, word on Mummy director Stephen Sommers' G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, about a unit of soldiers on a mission to save the world from an evil mastermind, is that it's strictly summer popcorn fare. UPDATE: Here's the trailer, complete with toppling Eiffel Tower. Sommers is still playing with pixels. And the Super Bowl spot:
And here's the latest Terminator trailer:
Which one do you most want to see? It's going to be a fiercely competitive summer. Vote for your most anticipated summer action movie: