02/24/2014 09:00 am ET | Updated Apr 26, 2014

The Worst Generation(s)


I was going to write a commentary about how, given current evidence, Generation X is the worst generation to come along in a while -- the evidence being the current crop of movie releases and the general trend (at least in the studio world) to focus on pre-sold properties, be they remakes, sequels, or adaptation of TV shows and comic books.

Except that in pointing generational fingers, of course, one has to start at home: with my own generation, the Baby Boomers.

Because you reap what you sow -- and we Boomers pumped a lot of shit into the system when it was our turn. As a result, when the Gen-X crowd was coming of age in -- gulp! -- the era of Reagan, Bush I and Clinton, when we Boomers were in ascent, we set the table for what we're being served today.

Even as Boomers wallowed in the glories that were the films of the 1970s, we took all the wrong lessons from them.

This commentary continues on my website.