The Weekend of Qualified Disappointments

Well, the Oscars happened, and as I’d prepared myself for the triumph of the entertaining but superficial “The Artist” over the exquisite weightiness of “The Tree of Life” weeks ago, I guess I’m okay with it.

What I am decidedly not¬†okay with, though, is “Act of Valor” winning the box-office weekend, grossing $24.7 million to top the charts in a walk. “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” took second place with $16 million; “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” held strong at third with $13.5 million and “Safe House” and “The Vow” continued to slug it out for fourth and fifth place with $11.4 and $10 million, respectively.

Wanderlust“, the one new movie that was actually good, finished eighth with $6.6 million, behind “Ghost Rider” sequel and “This Means War”. And I ask again: What is it with people?

No, no, whatever. I don’t care. People will discover it on disc the same way they discovered “Role Models”. And then they’ll laugh, and we’ll all feel better.

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