We close out our Summer of Summer series with the second half of our discussion on 1988’s Aloha Summer. In part 1, we predicted samurai swords, maybe ninjas, and maybe ghosts. We don’t quite get everything we expected, but there is more death than there ever should be in this coming-of-age story. We also get grumpy dads, lots of surfing, and an airport that solves all of our characters’ problems.
We’re at the end of our Summer of Summer Series and what better way to say farewell than by watching 1988’s Aloha Summer? Will we get ninja battles? Will there be a ghost? Will there be more casual 50s racism? Is there a better name for a gang of friends than The Salty Six?