Just to preface this semi-rant style blog post, just know that I enjoy my place of employment and the people I work with...
I work in the shipping and receiving department of a college textbook store and not only do we sell textbooks, but also notebooks, pens, pencils, laptops (crappy ones), and DVDs. Today, just happened to be the day we got a big (250+) shippment of DVDs in. As my job requirements entail, I have to go through and make sure all the DVDs that the store orders is present and accounted for in the invoice. It just so happens that the manager in charge of ordering non-textbook items does not have the best taste in films. Included in the "hot items list" which the company that sells up the DVDs ships automatically are Tron Legacy and True Grit being the DVDs pre-packed in the shipment and ones I quite enjoy). Included in the shipment were dozens of copies of the same ten or twelve films. Here's a short list: Shrek Forever After, Jeff Dunham specials, Alice in Wonderland, I Am Number Four, She's Out of My League, Letters to Juliet, No Strings Attached, Morning Glory, and many other egregious offenses.
Not only that, but not seconds after entering the receiving floor my manager, upon seeing that movies had come in, precedes to tell my co-worker (who has equally if not a worse taste in film) the story about how this previous weekend she had stayed up past midnight to watch Grown Ups and how is was one of the funniest movies she had seen in a long time. To which my co-worker replied with a comment on how much he loves that movie and how he watched The Change Up again (he's up to three or four time outside of seeing it in the theatres).
I fear that this is the target audience for poor screenwriters and Hollywood executives who just want to set the bar as low as possible so they only have to roll over it every time they decide to make a film.
Am I getting too worked up about this?