Friday, December 25, 2009

Have yourself a post-apocalyptic Christmas

Have yourself a post-apocalyptic Christmas
May your day be doomed
From now on
Starvation fills the world with gloom.
Here we are not as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Viggo Mortenson tries to protect his son
From cannibals and earthquakes
And Zombieland-like landscapes once more.
With global warming and peak oil
And species dying left and right,
James Cameron reinvents nature
In 3-D Avatar,
So we can feel alright.
Who would have thought
Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.
would make the sedate Sherlock Holmes
a manic action figure?
Who would think after watching
There Will Be Blood in our Speedos
That Daniel Day Lewis
Would mimic Marcello Mastroianni
And be chased around by women
crying Guido, Guido, Guido!?
Have yourself a post-apocalyptic Christmas
Don't despair, be thankful!
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Have arrived
in the world's first Squeakquel.
Through the years
We will all watch together
If the Fates allow
Meryl Streep flirt with Alec Baldwin
To cheer up the post-menopausal crowd
Have yourself a merry post-apocalyptic Christmas now!

3 comments:

Hokahey said...

Loved it! Very appropriate lyrics for this year, what with the disaster movies, the disaster economy, and the many disastrous movies that came out this year.

I'm going to check out Sherlock Holmes, but I don't think I'll be able to take Nine - besides I already saw 9. Love the line "To cheer up the post-menopausal crowd." I had just come from a site showing clips from that movie with Meryl Streep ACTING - oh, she's always ACTING with her ACTING face on. She kind of reminds me of Laurence Olivier in the last movies of his career.

Merry Christmas! It's been a poor year for movies, but it was all great fun experiencing it by visiting your site and others and starting my own blog back in January.

FilmDr said...

Thanks, Hokahey. Merry Christmas to you too, and congratulations for the success of your blog.

For some reason, I've developed a morbid interest in It's Complicated. It looks like we now have many notable films to watch in the next few weeks. I'm surprised by the positive reviews of Daybreakers, for instance. I've been on the road for the past week (I did finally get to see The Road and disliked it). Avatar almost demands a reviewing.

Hokahey said...

Yes, Avatar deserves a reviewing. I saw it again and enjoyed it just as much - and there's so much to look at that you can miss with one viewing.