Or maybe I should say, Great Caesar’s ghost!
That’s pretty much the tone of Jack Poessiger‘s early take on this year’s CinemaCon movie convention live from Caesar’s Palace in Las Veas. Three days in, two to go and Poessiger could barely contain himself.
"This summer looks huge," Poessiger says. "I’ve never seen this many hit movies crammed into this short of a period. I think this is going to be thje biggest summer movie season ever. Beginning with The Avengers next week – I mean, it just doesn’t stop – there’s like two movies a week."
OK, hold it…
I know it’s exciting rubbing elbows in Sin City with the likes of Johnny Depp. And crackdown or no crackdown, that there are tons of smoking hot buyable babes slinking in and about the hotel lobbies and gaming floors. But Jack wouldn’t be exaggerating an eensy bit – you know, caught up in all that glitz and glam….
Well, are you?
"No, no," Poessiger swears. "I mean, you’ve got the new Spider-Man; you’ve got Batman Rises and Johnny Depp is in two movies. It’s just week-after-week-after-week. Each studio tries to outdo the others and every studio is doing something. Usually one or two studios are missing or cutting back, but this year nobody is missing. Everybody is going for it."
Why so bullish? Does Hollywood think the end is near and everyone wants to be distracted? Or that the recession is over and we’ll all be out driving around with our dogs strapped to the roof of our cars and celebrating all summer?
"I have no idea," Poessiger says. "I wish I could tell you why. And this is all coming after a down year – last year was a down year in the movie business."
There you have it, stay tuned!