For most of you reading this post, you probably didn’t spend this weekend watching a meaningless football exhibition, or being hoodwinked by a network into thinking a highly publicized televised production of a popular musical was actually live, or being reversed psychologied into running for president. Most of you — being a smart and motivated type — probably elected to spend four or so hours of your weekend holed up in a test center, taking the the first LSAT of the calendar year 2019.
In the summer months, millions of people around the globe travel en mass to their local multiplexes to see the blockbusters that Hollywood has bestowed upon them. These films can feature superheroes, or they can be sequels to beloved dinosaur movies; they can feature superheroes, or they can be prequels to beloved space movies; they can feature superheroes, or they can be sequels to beloved spy movies; they can feature superheroes, or they can be sequels to beloved heist movies. In some rare cases, they can feature, well, The Rock, who is essentially a superhero anyway. The point is, when Hollywood knows it has to release a movie that will attract as many eyeballs as possible — movies that will be comprehensible to people not only in the Americas, but to those in Europe and Asia as well — it plays it safe, and goes with the classics that people know and love.