Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 underwhelms at $35 million. Not surprised.

Another weekend at the movies is down the drain as moviegoers again generally said “meh” to this current crop of sequels and retreads that the Hollywood studios expect audiences to dole out their good money for. 

The latest sequel piece of junk to win the box office weekend was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, but it only hauled in $35 million. Well below what the original opened to two years ago, which was $65.6 million.

Confirms what I thought might happen, because I was reading a lot of comments from people who were trashing the Turtles and calling them stupid. The reviews look terrible, too. 

To me, it looks like movie fans are finally fed up with all the usual juvenility we have come to expect from summer-season movies, with these stupid animals and stupid superheroes, and stupid fantasy and stupid CGI. The fans are hungry for grown-up entertainment, for a change, but they aren’t getting it from the major studios.

Come on, Hollywood, get with it! Give us a reason to go to the movies! Anyway, that’s that.

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