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Watch Spike Lee Resurrect Mookie In New Clip From ‘Red Hook Summer’

Watch Spike Lee Resurrect Mookie In New Clip From 'Red Hook Summer'

Earlier this week, I attended a press screening of the recut version of Spike Lee’s much-discussed and debated Red Hook Summer; and even though I saw it at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and reviewed it soon after, I plan to write a new review of the film, based on the new edit I saw this week. 

That review will be posted in coming weeks, likely the week the film opens.

What I can say with certainty is that I expect this to be another polarizing Spike Lee joint amongst critics as well as audiences, and I’m looking forward to the discussions/debates that will surely follow.

In the meantime, here’s a tease, released just moments ago (via MTV), which features Spike as “Mookie” (the character he originated in Do The Right Thing; but, as he’s said multiple times, this isn’t a sequel to that 1989 classic). Although, given the content of his short speech (especially at the intro of it), this could also very well be Spike talking about himself:

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John Brooks

20 years delivering pizzas? Damn Mook!


Was that supposed to make people want to see the movie? I can't believe how bad that was. SMH

Mr. Friendly

Yet another reason why this movie is inevitably going to bomb. It's going to make the one-two punch of "Miracle at St Anna" & "She Hate Me" look like the Lord of The Rings. Spike's eager audience is clearly D-List actors looking for their big break and aspiring 20-year-old indie "filmmakers" who watch too much "Entourage".


Leave Spike alone, Mookie. This interview follows in a long tradition of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder and Fritz Lang. The accent is American, that's all. Like the man say, his pizza is always – and still – hot. SDG.


I think Spike needs to stop smoking dope when he's at work…he's really not coming across as clever and certainly not funny.

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