Writing at Heat Street, Will Johnson notes that the summer of 2016 has been the summer of the blockbuster bomb. Most of the big-ticket moves of the summer have done a bit less box-office business than hoped for, and many have been critical duds as well. I was in the theater about four times this summer, so I can't argue with him, and maybe the fact that I only wanted to be there four times is proof of his concept.
But I do take issue with one of his judgments -- according to Johnson, "You have to go back to 2003 to find a summer as creatively bankrupt."
The heck you do.