By all accounts, this was a bad summer at the movies. Actually, “bad” isn’t strong enough; by all accounts this was one of the worst summers at the movies in history. It was “kind of wack.” It was a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad summer.” It was a “horrendous wasteland of shitty, useless movies.” It was bad, bad, bad.
But just how bad is bad, bad, bad? Was this really a historically terrible summer movie season or were we just excessively cranky this year?