I’ve written about “Paul Blart: Mall Cop’s” unfathomable reign atop the nationwide box office for two weeks already. But The Washington Post assigned Style section funnyman Hank Steuver to the “Blart” beat this week, and he churned out a decent story today that includes a few choice moments:
One culture blogger at the Fresno Bee summed her feelings up in eight words, in “An Open Letter to America Upon Learning ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ Is Number One at the Box Office for the Second Weekend in a Row”:
“Dear America, What the [deleted]? Yours, Heather McLane.”
Here you have the essential divide between art and commerce. Living in a country that makes “Paul Blart” the top movie two weeks in a row is like realizing how many people think crotchless lingerie is sexy, that stretch Hummers are appropriate things to have when you’re feeling special. Taste is fraught.
Read the full story here.