I have to say this has been a summer of one bad movie after the other...I think that special effects are important but not at the expense of storyline and that is the root cause of the crappy movie (not film!) fare we have seen.... Here are some big budget "tent pole" movies (with great effects) that absolutely sucked IMHO: 1. Van Helsing. 2. Day After Tomorrow. 3. Troy. (Don't get me wrong I love Wolfgang Peterson on most days but he phone this one in...from far away.) These are $200 million movies my friends...why can't they develop a decent plotline? Are the writers on strike? Are they completely powerless? Am I the only one who thinks this? What do you think? Thanks for your comments. P.S. I did enjoy Shrek 2 which had both story and sfx.