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The End of Summer 2016

By  · Published on August 25th, 2016

As the sun sets on summer, we look at the winners, losers, and themes.

The sun is setting on Summer 2016. Every year, the summer season feels longer and longer. Did this year’s summer movie season begin with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March? Did it begin in April with The Jungle Book, another movie that felt like a more traditional tentpole? How about Deadpool, the fourth biggest domestic release of the year thus far? That was in February.

For the purposes of our big summer recap, we’re sticking to the traditional definition of summer: it began with Captain America: Civil War and it will end next weekend with whatever barrage of movies is being dumped just before Labor Day weekend.

In our quest to encapsulate the entire summer, we will look at the winners, the losers, the animated, the prestigious, the strange, and the problematic. This summer may have been light on great blockbusters, but it was not without plenty to talk about.

Click below to read our many takes on the end of summer 2016.

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Neil Miller is the persistently-bearded Publisher of Film School Rejects, Nonfics, and One Perfect Shot. He's also the Executive Producer of the One Perfect Shot TV show (currently streaming on HBO Max) and the co-host of Trial By Content on The Ringer Podcast Network. He can be found on Twitter here: @rejects (He/Him)