So When Does The Writers Strike Stop Ruining Movies?Charlie Jane Anders6/15/09 5:45pmFiled to: MoviesWriters' StrikeStar TrekwolverineTransformerstransformers 2Transformers: Revenge of the FallenDragonballG.I. JoeterminatorTerminator 4Terminator SalvationTopAvatarThe WolfmanThe RoadZombielandThe Book Of EliBook Of Eli2012surrogatesThe SurrogatesSplicegamerGerard ButlerGamePandorumDistrict 9781EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkHollywood writers went on strike in 2007-2008, but we're only seeing the results now, in a crop of summer movies with half-baked scripts and abnormally dunderheaded writing. So when do we start seeing some movies that the strike didn't wreck?The writers' strike has caused incalculable damage to genre television, including helping to kill great shows like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. But it's also inflicted maximum damage on this summer's movies. We detailed all the ways the strike impacted movies like Wolverine, Terminator Salvation, Transformers 2 and G.I. Joe a while back — it's probably no coincidence that the one movie whose script was in perfect shape before the strike hit, Star Trek, was also the only really watchable genre film in months.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.