I'll use KARATE KID's perhaps best known line to wax randomly about the summer. With the exception of INDIANA JONES, geeks had very little to complain about this summer. Two fanboy-centric movies - THE DARK KNIGHT and WALL-E - are legitimate Best Picture contenders. Plus IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, HELLBOY II and WANTED all entertained. X-FILES and THE CLONE WARS disappointed but most didn't have their hopes up for either film anyway. We laughed (TROPIC THUNDER), we cried (INDIANA JONES), we didn't even bother to show up (SPEED RACER). It was a summer to remember. A cruel summer, if you will. May 2009 seems awful far away...

And now, just to satiate your need for KARATE KID, I bring you the final showdown. Daniel-san vs. Johnny.