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Which summer movie will be this year's huge flop?

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It happens almost every year: a movie comes out with a big budget and hot talent attached to it... and it fizzles horribly. Case in point: Speed Racer had a reported $120 million budget and made only $44 million domestically.

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Actually, we quite liked Speed Racer, which had a lot of heart and a genuine love of anime and other pop culture. But regardless of whether Speed Racer deserved its fate, it was a cautionary example: a big summer movie that tanked. And with more massive films coming out this summer than any year since 2008, there will be casualties.

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Which big-budget summer film is going to share Speed and Chim Chim's terrible fate this summer?

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theombudsman
TheOmbudsman

I loved Speed Racer. I know a lot of folks panned it, but those were all folks who, unlike me, did not grow up watching that show as a kid.

You really had to have been a fan when you were under four feet tall to have gotten that movie.

Also, you had to not have epilepsy. Otherwise, you missed the last half of the film. :/

Out of that pile of choices above, I'll have to go with the Apes reboot. Largely for the same reason - too many "Planet of the Monkeys? WTF?" running around these days. It'll bomb for the same reason as Speed Racer - it's a too-far-in-the-past reference.

(Edit: I wrote that before I voted - nice to see I'm a conformist. :P)