One is a success story and the other a warning about how not to make a summer blockbuster. I don't enjoy seeing most movies fail. RIPD didn't seem like a good idea for a movie but it was interesting enough that I wanted to see how it all turned out. Maybe it was all the marketing leading up to it that made it all the more tragic when nothing good came from it.
|1. Monsters University|
You may have beginning to wonder if Pixar still had the magic. Years darkened by Cars and Planes with only Toy Story 3 as a shining beacon became worrisome. And few of use were excited about sequels. Yet here came Monsters U to not only succeed at the box office but with critics too. It maybe isn't their best and doesn't set new standards but seems to be worth the watch.
The flop of the summer that most people may do their best to forget. Whereas Lone Ranger may have lost the most money, seemingly RIPD was like watching someone walking into a hungry lion's cage. You knew the flop was about to happen, you just wasn't sure how it would all go down. Now we're all left wondering if Ryan Reynolds has a career still.