It’s only July 14, and yet the summer movie season already feels strangely over at the multiplex. Star Trek, Wolverine, Terminator: Salvation, Transformers, they’ve all come and gone — just distant memories at this point. Sure, in May this sort of front-loading of all the big-ticket superhero movies and blockbusters seems like an awesome idea. But what are we supposed to do now?
Well, turn that frown upside down because we’re about to scratch your box-office itch with a fresh batch of Event Movies…from Turkey.
That’s right, Turkey.
The Istanbul-based Spielbergs and Lucases may not have the fiscal resources of their namesakes in Hollywood, or even the razzle-dazzle song-and-dance showmanship of their Indian brethren in Bollywood. But the Turkish film industry has mastered one gold-plated truth about entertaining the masses: if you rip-off an American classic, you can just sit back and watch whatever the Turkish equivalent of the dollar is, roll in.
So, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we present our first annual Turkish Summer Blockbuster Film Festival…
And where better to start things off than with the Turkish Star Wars
Next, how about the Turkish E.T.
Need some special f/x? Okay, here’s the Turkish Superman.
And last, but by no means least, the blood-curdling Turkish Exorcist.