As Jack Mathews pointed out ("Checkbook Count on Summer Films," Sept. 3), success is often measured against expectations and clearly is in the eye of the beholder (witness "Cobra" being considered a disappointment for doing only $50 million in receipts).
Another definition that is clearly in the eyes of the beholder is the term "adult-themed film." Although "Legal Eagles," "About Last Night . . ." and "Heartburn" clearly have adult themes and "Ruthless People" might have an adult theme, I found it astonishing that anyone who has seen "Running Scared" would consider it an adult-themed film.
On second thought, I find it preposterous that "Running Scared" could be considered a film with a theme at all. A more puerile waste of talent may never have been put on celluloid.
ANDREW E. RUBIN