Summer Blockbuster

I am tired of living in the divisions of a Summer Blockbuster. I am tired of good and I am tired of evil. I am tired of war used to separate the two. I am tired of the kindly enemy turning traitor on his country because of Western values. I am tired of the traitor turning double-traitor because his son or daughter is held hostage. I am tired of men who are vacuums or hardasses. I am tired of women who are caring or bitchy. There must be a more appropriate dividing line than bitchy/not-bitchy. I am tired of all bitches being evil. I am tired of all caregivers being good. I am tired of bitches becoming caregivers if they are good. I am tired of explosions. I am tired of the elastic motion of the human body when processed by a computer’s video card. I am tired of the inability to adequately render the human eye. I am tired of cops who retired. I am tired of cops who come back. I am tired of the ideology of nation-states substituted for morality. For instance: Red Skull wants to live in a world without borders, but Captain America is worried that in this world he will cease to be useful. The destruction of all national borders is not “evil”. Their maintenance is not “good”. I am tired of the cocky jock who shows his nerdy friend the ropes. I am tired of women thrust into the laps of nerdy friends. I am tired of nerdy friends. I am tired of imagining acres of the DVD and Blu-Ray encased in plastic. I am tired of movie executives explaining that a movie does not need a story to gross millions. I am tired of visual spectacle.

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