Trailer for Spike Lee’s RED HOOK SUMMER, Hey It’s Mookie

red-hook-summerIf Red Hook Summer has anything going for it, it’s that it’s set in Brooklyn which is always a great start, and that director Spike Lee reprises his role from the 1989 classic Do the Right Thing.  Besides that, I can’t say the trailer did anything for me.  I enjoyed the music and visuals, Spike Lee usually gets that right.  Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments.

Red Hook Summer opens on August 10.

Flik Royale (Jules Brown), a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta comes to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse (Clarke Peters), in the housing projects of Red Hook. Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik’s summer appears to be a disaster–until he meets Chazz Morningstar (Toni Lysaith), a pretty girl who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn.