There's something to be said for nearly half this summer's wide-release movies being sequels, spin-offs, or reboots. That's right, as exciting as the season's blockbusters may seem, we're being inundated with one of the most unoriginal summers the movies have ever seen.
In response, ReelzChannel is introducing the originality meter, a scale to measure each week's wide releases. Rest assured, our meter is 100% guaranteed to be infallible in every way, whatsoever. Plus it's easy to read: A 10 marks a weird, non-linear French art film that's completely original but equally unwatchable, while a 1 is the cinematic equivalent of the 56th episode of a Law and Order spin-off — you know, where three minutes in you can pretty much plot out the whole thing without even knowing the characters.
Here's how the August 5 releases register.