Anyway, We Delivered the Bomb: On Choosing the 50 Greatest Summer Blockbusters
“A boy and his Terminator,” writer-director James Cameron told T2 cowriter William Wisher.
Yippie kai yay, movielover. Bruce Willis in John McTiernan’s “Die Hard,” 3rd-best summer blockbuster ever. John McClane 4eva.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Ed Harris in James Cameron’s underrated “The Abyss” (1989).
I bet all my chips on Sigourney Weaver and the cast of James Cameron’s “ALIENS,” the 6th-best summer blockbuster.
Health Ledger as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” (2008), the 10th-best summer blockbuster, according to us.
I fought for John Landis’ “The Blues Brothers” (1980), to no avail.
Bob Hoskins and Jessica Rabbit. I’d basically forgotten Robert Zemeckis’ 1988 “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” existed.
Andrew Davis’ “The Fugitive” got a Best Picture nod in 1993, but only two votes in The Dissolve’s blockbuster poll.
In honor of the historic 25th anniversary of the release of Lethal Weapon 2, give or take a couple of days — no, that’s not actually why I did this — I elucidated the agonizing process of logrolling and negotiating required for me to determine my votes in The Dissolve‘s list of the 50 greatest summer blockbusters in this essay for NPR Monkey See.
Sometimes you need the Socratic Method and math to discover you’re dead inside.