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Eric has been a film critic since 1999, and a beard wearer since 2008. He holds a degree in journalism and used to work in "the newspaper industry," back when that was a thing.

The 2013 Summer Movie Quiz!

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Labor Day is upon us, which means we have survived another summer blockbuster season! But did it make an impression on us? After all the robots have been decommissioned and the zombies beheaded; after the last spider-bitten testicle has returned to its normal size and no “SNL” alumnus has yet to be urinated on; after we have seen every last animated creature smirk at us while delivering a pun: how much do we remember? Test your knowledge of the 2013 summer blockbuster season by taking this fun educational quiz!

PART I

Match the plot device, concept, or Macguffin with the movie that used it.

1) World Engine
2) Ghosting
3) Drifting
4) Serum PX-41
5) Golden Fleece
6) Stolen Gold Bricks
7) Hidden Nuclear Device
8) Racism
9) Replicants That Are Not, Strictly Speaking, “Robots”
10) Massacre of Indian Village

A) “After Earth”
B) “Despicable Me 2″
C) “The Hangover Part III”
D) “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
E) “The Lone Ranger”
F) “Man of Steel”
G) “Pacific Rim”
H) “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”
I) “Red 2″
J) “The World’s End”

Answers: 1F, 2A, 3G, 4B, 5H, 6C, 7I, 8D, 9J, 10E

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PART II

TRUE or FALSE?
There was a children’s movie this summer about a snail that gains super speed through nitrous oxide.

TRUE or FALSE?
There was a movie this summer in which a depressed Canadian avenged the death of a bear.

TRUE or FALSE?
There was a movie this summer in which a man ate another man’s heart in view of the dead man’s brother, and this movie was rated PG-13.

TRUE or FALSE?
Yes, yes, the runway was impossibly long. Give it a rest already.

Answers: 1) true 2) true 3) true 4) true

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PART III

Match the opening-weekend gross with the public statement made about it by a studio executive on Monday morning.

1) $174.1 million for “Iron Man 3″
2) $116.6 million for “Man of Steel”
3) $97.4 million for “Fast & Furious 6″
4) $29.2 million for “The Lone Ranger”
5) $13.3 million for “Kick-Ass 2″
6) $12.7 million for “R.I.P.D.”
7) $3.5 million for “Paranoia”

A) “We’re pleased that audiences didn’t mind our putting Vin Diesel in the same movie as The Rock, of whom Diesel is a defective prototype.”
B) “That’s it, we’re done. Fired. No way they let us keep our jobs. Dammit. We knew this would happen. We knew it was bad, and we released it anyway. Son of a b****.”
C) “Audiences really related to our story of a rich white man who gets what he wants.”
D) “No… no no no no no… This can’t be happening. No. No. Oh. Oh, man. Oh, man.”
E) “Holy s***! What the f***! F***! F***! F***! G**d*****!”
F) “I’M NOT TAKING THE FALL ALONE! YOU’RE ALL GOING DOWN WITH ME!! DO YOU HEAR ME?? YOU’RE ALL GOING DOWN TOO!!”
G) “What can I say? People love IHOP.”

Answers: 1C, 2G, 3A, 4D, 5F, 6E, 7B

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PART IV

Which of these are the actual names of characters in this summer’s movies, and which ones did we make up?

1) Cypher Raige
2) Stacker Pentecost
3) Butch Cavendish
4) Bleaker Dystopia
5) Yancy Becket
6) Happy Hogan
7) Blister “Bliss” Killingsworth
8) Han Seoul-Oh
9) Steeple Manifesto
10) Jurgen Warmbrunn
11) Leslie Chow
12) Hannibal Chau
13) Lt. Chang
14) Fist Chu
15) Methuselah Forsyth
16) Aldrich Killian
17) Jack
18) Emil Stenz
19) Grudge Templeton
20) Thaddeus Bradley
21) Roycephus Pulsipher
22) Brigham Jung
23) Frey Santiago
24) Brent Magna
25) Rake Riskin
26) Lyndon B. Johnson
27) Jack (a different one)
28) Jock Goddard
29) Bobby Trench
30) Pants Mulligan

Answers: the made-up ones are 4, 7, 9, 14, 15, 19, 22, 25, 27, 30

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