* Not a sequel * Not based on a book, graphic novel, comic or video game * Does not involve penguins In other words, an original movie idea. What are you excited about seeing? I'm trying to think of movies in the last few years that fit those criteria. The first Matrix is an obvious choice. The first Pirates too... it was based on a theme park ride, but that's OK, it was kinda an original movie idea. Other than that... what big movies have we had lately? LotR. Harry Potter. Narnia. Spiderman/Batman. X-Men. Lots of sequels. War of the Worlds. OK, Minority Report was probably an original movie idea. Star Wars prequels. OK, Pixar and Dreamworks have had original ideas. Shrek, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo. Not saying there haven't been good movies made. I'm talking mostly about the 'summer blockbuster season' - what original ideas have there been recently?