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Dark Knight Ripple Effect: Dark Summer Movies

Photo of Anne Thompson 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.
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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:

Which summer actioner do you most want to see?
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Terminator Salvation
Angels and Demons
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The Taking of Pelham 123
Public Enemies
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
District 9
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Inglourious Basterds
  
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This article is related to: Box Office, Franchises, Summer Movies, Summer, Star Trek, Batman, Terminator


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