I Think I Just Threw Up In My Mouth

Big Momma’s House 2 had a $28,000,000 opening weekend. This only serves to reinforce my belief that Americans are well on their way to becoming the stupidest group of people on the planet, and willingly paying for the pleasure of becoming so. 

I overheard this exchange a few weeks ago in Blockbuster:

Twenties Girl: Y’all need to get some more movies up in here-uh.

Blockbuster employee: You could try some of the shelves in the middle of the store.

I think, for the most part, we will rent/see ANYTHING new. And I use the term “new” fairly loosely considering that most of the movies that cater to the average American movie-goer are retreads of the same plotlines and stand-in character roles we’ve seen before. We will rent The Cave just because it’s a new release. (Don’t pretend like you haven’t seen this movie before. It may have been called something else (equally as stupid) and had other “actors” in it and was set in some other remote location… but you KNOW it was the same movie and it wasted an hour and a half of your life THAT YOU WILL NEVER GET BACK and it wasn’t even all that good the first few times you saw it.)

I’m not saying all movies are evil, I probably watch 3-5 movies a week. And i’m not saying that my movie choices are necessarily vastly superior to the new releases at the typical Blockbuster, though I think they tend more towards good filmmaking and acting than, say, Big Momma’s House… 2. But I am saying that we are quite possibly the greatest generation of time-wasters that has ever existed. We have no discernment about how we spend our time. We waste our lives with things like crap movies because the thought of doing anything else with our time (like, for example, actually talking to people) has become a foreign concept in an age geared towards entertainment. AND IT’S NOT EVEN THAT ENTERTAINING.

So, just think before you rent. That’s all i’m asking. Don’t pay someone to make you less intelligent.

(I didn’t so much mean to get all fired up… but seriously… Big Momma’s House 2? $28 mil? You have to admit that’s wholly and completely sad.)