How does one define the summer movie season? In our polarized culture, people tend to label things as either The Best or The Worst. If you've read any online movie criticism over the past four months, you'll surely know that this summer has been labeled one of the worst ever.
As the summer of 2009 draws to a close, it leaves behind a memorable movie season filled with financial successes and critical failures. Though interspersed with gems like Up and District 9, the summer was dominated by big action blockbusters: X Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Terminator Salvation and G.I.