Well look who it is. If it isn’t our old friend Cookie Monster who, only last summer, announced he was through hosting our weekly Supermovie of the Week Club and done penning reviews of such big screen classics as The Dark Knight, Spiderman, and Abar: The First Black Superman. Well, what a difference a year (most of it spent at the Muppetville Correctional Institute) makes. Apparently, the terms of his early prison release requires him to hold down a job for the length of his probationary period and, well, it was either resuming his duties as this blog’s resident film critic or becoming an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the extreme ironing championships.
He chose the former, but not before phoning me (collect!) and begging for his old job back. As you know, I’m all about second chances – like a second chance at making someone sit through excruciatingly lengthy and lumbering films about guys in tights punching each other’s lights out (Hello, Man of Steel!). And so, I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Cookie Monster back.
Over the next few months, we can all look forward to reviews of Man of Steel, The Wolverine, Kick-Ass 2, Super Buddies, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spiderman 2, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Also on his critical horizon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Don’t you just hate reboots?), Guardians of the Galaxy, and Lucy!
Feel free to check out Cookie Monster’s past movie reviews – all collected on a single site – here:
I’m also thinking of enlisting Cookie to head up a Star Trek TOS re-watch. Anyone interested?
*Cookie Monster mugshot via worth1000.com