Friday, February 3, 2012

Quick Limerick Reviews: Jane Eyre, Footloose, Super + more

Okay, so I'm no poet. I loathe poetry. Well, the poetry you have to write at school filled with metaphors and similies and crap like that...yeah, I don't like it. However, I have tried my hand at poetry on the blog in the past, and it was quite a hit. So, to clear up a few movies that I'd like to get some recognition on the blog but can't be bothered doing a full review on, I've decided to review them via limerick, a poetry technique we learn in our fourth year of school (I think) here. What's a limerick, you ask? Well, in case you don't know, it is like an extended haiku: it is all about the syllables. Here are the basic rules:
-There are five lines.
-Lines 1, 2 and 5 all rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with one another, too.
-Lines 1, 2 and 5 have between 7 and 10 syllables in each line.
-Lines 3 and 4 should have between 5 and 7 syllables in each line.
-Ideally, it should be funny (here's hoping).
I shall be reviewing Jane Eyre (2011), Footloose (2011), Super, Texas Killing Fields, What's Your Number?, and Chalet Girl. Here goes...(remember to remind yourselves of the new rating system here)

Jane Eyre (2011)

Charlotte Bronte's book Jane Eyre
A book that film adapters never fear
Has a fresh re-run
That's stylish and handsome
All without revealing Fassy's man gear.

What I got:

Footloose (2011)

A town where dancing is still outlawed?
MTV thinks that will still strike a chord
Add in some hip-hop shakin'
Take out Kevin Bacon
...Wait, why did this need to be restored?

What I got:

Super (2010)

Yeah, this is just like Kick-Ass
It just didn't move as fast
Instead, it was really dark
I mean like really dark
But my oh my, it's darkness was a blast.

What I got:

Texas Killing Fields (2011)

One of the many films with Jess Chastain
And where Worthington's 'accent' is a pain
It's gothic and bleak
Not really my cup of tea

What I got:

What's Your Number? (2011)

Okay, I'm not going to pretend,
That this rom-com was my friend.
Entertaining, yes
But one huge cliché mess
Oh, she sleeps with Chris Evans in the end.

What I got:

Chalet Girl (2011)

I always find the Brits quite funny
And Felicity Jones is sweet like honey
She is the saving grace
Nothing else falls into place
I do wish that I was a ski-bunny.

What I got:

What do you think of these films? Got any limericks of your own?


  1. Hahaha! Brilliant! Jane Eyre is so far the only one of those I've seen, but I loved it! Fassy is the perfect Mr. Rochester, he's just as I imagined reading the novel!

    I never understood why we got made to write poetry in school. Reading it, yes. Writing it it meant to be fun?

    1. Fassy is the perfect Rochester (from what I've read of the novel, anyway). He was really good in it!

      Jeez, I know. And then they try to tell you that 'it doesn't have to rhyme', which made me angry because of course it has to bloody rhyme because that just defeats the purpose of it being worth reading at all! I don't know why, but non-rhyming poetry is a non-existing thing to me. Rhyming is so cheesy though. Ugh, I do not like doing poetry very often at all. But it is fun this way, because I'm not poet-ing about a tree or something!/end rant about poetry.

  2. Love it, that was different! Jane Eyre was one of favorite movies of last year- the book was amazing and I thought the two leads perfectly portrayed the parts- I love Mia and Fassy! Plus, the cinematography was so beautiful!

    1. Thanks! I totally agree with you, the cinematography was really beautiful, and the acting was superb. Must finish the book one day!

  3. hehe You are funny.

    I enjoyed this post a lot!! Who needs 500 word reviews when you can do it like this!

    Thanks for sharing

    1. Haha, I try. And yes, who needs 500 words when you have a limerick?!

  4. As expected, for an instant, I was confused by The Room rating for Jane Eyre but immediatly recalled that it's good lol

    Great stuff Stevee!

    1. Haha, that's why I did it. Good things can come out of a truly shitty movie! Thanks!

  5. Great post! That picture of Chastain is badass!

    1. Haha, it is! She's pretty badass in the film, too!

  6. very entertaining and original as usual, Stevee :) now I want to see Chalet Girl! I mean the poster looks horrific, but Bill Nighy and Ed Westwick... I'm curious!

    1. Chalet Girl is far better than the poster, but it is no masterpiece. Very entertaining, though!

  7. Haha, what a great idea! Maybe I should do some poetry on my blog too. Haven't seen any of these though...

  8. I just saw the new version of Jane Eyre and whoa... I was absolutely surprised. I'm just knocked out by the whole film. Not just the performances of Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. The technical work itself as well as Fukunaga's direction which is so intoxicating in its framing and naturalist tone.


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