The weekend numbers are in and “Grindhouse” surprisingly did not slaughter the competition. In fact, quite the opposite happened. “Blades of Glory”, “Meet the Robinsons” and “Are We Done Yet?” demolished the back to back double feature. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s combined efforts managed a paltry $11.5 million while the aforementioned human waste took in $23 million, $17 million and $15 million respectively (numbers according to Box Office Mojo).
I get that “Grindhouse” wasn’t the type of kiddie fodder God-fearing parents would take their children to go see Easter weekend, but come on. Will Ferrell’s time has come and gone. There’s only so many things he can do with deadpan humor until you become queasy. And Ice Cube’s “Are We Done Yet?” whose name echoes the sentiments of millions ended on top of “Grindhouse”. Maybe this says something about society. I haven’t figured out what yet, but I’m guessing it has a lot to do with an epidemic of babies being dropped on their heads. I don’t know, this all just so disheartening.
Sorry for the late start. You still love me. Yes?