Oh, the sweet-scented summer of 1992. Kriss Kross was actually a thing. The first Dream Team took to the hardwood in Barcelona. Lynx had just been made available as a text based web browser (not that I had any idea what the hell that meant) to the public. Jesse Jackson took the podium at the Democratic National Convention and spoke of how far his people had come and, yet, how far they still had to go. And the movies? The movies had all sorts of new and exciting things to offer!
There was a new Batman movie (Batman Returns) featuring Catwoman. There was a new Alien movie (Alien 3). There was a third film in a black-white Buddy Cop movie franchise (Lethal Weapon 3).There was a franchise film featuring a new actor in the lead role (Patriot Games). Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren starred together in Universal Soldier.
It is now 20 years later, the summer of 2012 is upon us. Kriss Kross is most definitely no longer a thing. The 6th version of The Dream Team – which might wind up featuring an Anthony Davis who wasn’t even born in 1992 – will take to the hardwood in London. As I type this millions of people worldwide are removing phones from their pockets to browse the web anywhere they damn please. A black President will take the podium at the Democratic National Convention to speak. And the movies? The movies have all sorts of new and exciting things to offer!
There is a new Batman movie (The Dark Knight Rises) featuring Catwoman. There is a new Alien movie (Prometheus). There is a third film in a black-white Buddy Cop movie franchise (Men In Black III). There is a franchise film featuring a new actor in the lead role (The Amazing Spider Man). Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren star together in The Expendables 2.
Hey. Wait a minute.