Is The Summer Blockbuster Legend Being Put To Rest?

“Will the 70’s never end? Or are they finally, totally, over? Are we, that is, nearing the end of a pop-culture business cycle that began 30 years ago? Maybe. The summer blockbuster – legend-shrouded mutant offspring of “Jaws” and “Star Wars” – laying waste to the noble traditions of the Old Hollywood even as it trampled the blossoming potential of the New: this has been received wisdom among people who write about movies for as long as much of the current movie audience has been alive.”