Y es que por lo menos en el mercado estadounidense las tres grandes fueron Stars Wars: el Episodio III, La Guerra de los Mundos y Batman Inicia.
Usando técnicas de análisis del discurso de la Escuela de Frankfurt, Valdez afirma:
"I would nevertheless suggest that each of this summer's three blockbusters, whatever its flaws, registers an ongoing shift in the popular psyche, a change in worldview that post-dates the events of 9/11 and responds to the continuing political reverberations of that fateful day.
Each of the three films portrays a violent, even cataclysmic attack on the heart of modern "civilized" society that is calculated to resonate with a (mainly American) audience saturated by media reports and images of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon...
The three summer blockbusters all feature the ethically suspect and morally ambivalent heroes. Given that Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) becomes, in the course of Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader, it would be belaboring the obvious to insist that the protagonist of Episode III is not an unsullied paragon of republican virtue. It's still worth considering just exactly what Anakin does in the course of becoming the Dark Lord. In the post-9/11 world of Gitmo and Abu Ghraib, of military tribunals, indefinite detention, and suspension of habeus corpus, Anakin's decision to execute Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) without trial or due process, and merely on the "orders" of the Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), takes on a sinister contemporary significance... Is it only a coincidence that Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) faces precisely the same moral dilemma in early scenes in Batman Begins?"