The summer movies have come and go with a wash of explosions, CGI, mixed reviews, and lots of money (well, a lot of money unless you’re an amazing, economical phenomenon like District 9). From books and comics, toys and television, history and revisionist history, we’ve been Terminated and Transformed, spelled by Harry Potter and bitten by Cobra, all while making Public Enemies and meeting Inglourious Basterds. Personally, I feel visually pummeled… the cinematic equivalent of how I think James T. Kirk feels after an argument with a tetchy vulcan science officer.
So, with apologies to all the folks sending me emails clamoring for more cinemagoguery, it’s time to catch-up with the cinematic good, bad, and ugly this year and offer some fuel for conversation and debate, insight and incitement. Stay tuned for a 5-part review of Star Trek, followed by the other summer blockbusters, and a lot of random musings about the start of the new television season. In the (immortal?) words of Short Round: “Hang on lady, we goin’ for a RIDE.”
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