Friday, March 9, 2012

Quick Limerick Reviews: Anonymous, One Day, Fright Night + More

Yeah, I'm rolling out the poetry again...even though I dislike it to no end. Just in case you don't know what a limerick is, here is the buzz:
-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).

With these stellar creations that are all about the syllables, I shall be reviewing Anonymous, One Day, Fright Night, Tanner Hall and The Three Musketeers.

Anonymous (2011)

So you think Shakespeare is a fraud?
That sure is a question for the bored.
And hath boring it is
Very pretty, but no fizz
And no apocalypse, thank the lord.

What I got:

One Day (2011)
Is it really that hard to be a Brit?
Or make romance that is romantic?
Good idea, at the time
But just as sweet as a lime
And Anne Hathaway's accent is shit.

What I got:

Fright Night (2011)
Another remake, what a surprise!
Its strange the things that money buys,
There aren't many scares,
Nor is it a funny affair,
But Anton Yelchin is still a cuddly guy.

What I got:

Tanner Hall (2009)
Back when Rooney Mara had long hair
And no dragon tattoos to wear
Being a girl was hard
But it's vision is quite marred
Still, here's the start of Rooney's big career.

What I got:

The Three Musketeers (2011)
A classic novel, the way to go
Just make it work for generation 'whoa'
Stick in some flying boats,
Then it's only fun for goats,
Is it at all cool? Heavens no.

What I got:
What do you think of these movies? Have any poetry to share about them?

9 comments:

  1. HEHE You are very talented at both comical writing and poetry!! I am going to be using you as my claim to fame when you become a famous writer / film maker / comedian / ANYTHING

    :-)

    'Oh yeah I knew Stevee before she was famous'

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    1. Haha, I won't be a comedian! I'm not all that funny in person, really :)

      You're actually not the first person to say 'Oh yeah I knew Stevee before she was famous' - I hope not to let you all down!

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  2. Fright Night might not deserve one's laud
    With decisions that make you scream "oh God"
    But what of Doctor Who
    I saw him there too
    As a delightfully hammy fraud

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    1. :) You're very good with the old limerick!

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  3. Sooo...not a great bunch of movies for this week? haha
    I need to write my fiction and poetry and screenplays. I'm out of touch!

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  4. Great poetry here. The only one that I saw was One Day, which was ok, but I think it suffered because people expected it to be much more of a hit instead of the little indie film that it was.

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    1. Yeah, I think that was part of the problem. But being a big fan of An Education, I expected much more from Lone Scherfig.

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