Then and now: The 1997 and 2017 summer movie seasons back to back

What two summers 20 years apart can tell us about the state of the film industry and specific trends that have emerged — the good, the bad and the ugly.

Jeff Peterson is a native of Utah Valley and studied humanities and history at Brigham Young University. Along with the Deseret News, he also contributes to the film discussion website TheMovieScrutineer.com.