Monday, July 07, 2008

Fake but Open Letter*

"Dear Will Smith,

Well, my Independence Day weekend was hardly a holiday from anything. Still, I wanted to say thanks for making yet another funny and odd and thoroughly diverting movie.

These days, I don't really want to leave my son at home, but if I don't get out a bit, I turn into a creepy villain myself, so ... off I went to my local OverchargeOPlex.

I could have seen Wall-E, but let's face it, I've got quite enough cute in my life - (not to say that you're not totally adorable, of course) what I needed was that ulimate in painkillers, the Escapist Action Flick. Having finished all seasons of Alias and Buffy, I knew you were my only hope. And you delivered, as a hero should.

Of course, a fun movie these days reminds me of swimming when I was pregnant: a blissful, pressure-free zone that lasts until getting out of the pool makes the renewed experience of gravity hit like a ton of bricks. Still, for that couple hours of relief and silliness, in this season of freakish backwards macabre pregnancy, I wanted to say thanks. *

Sarah McManus Bickle"

*This is not to say I wouldn't recommend asking a new writer to take a final look at continuity for the whole narrative after the first director's cut on your next July 4th offering, but still....

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At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really enjoyed that movie as well, and not just because will smith has an awesome ass. suspending reality certainly has a time and a place. :)

btw, wall-e is awesome too. you would love it- its got cuteness combined with some environmentalist/anti-walmart/pro-exercise propaganda. seriously. those mo fos at pixar are geniuses- this movie is funny and interesting and has ALMOST NO dialogue.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

Don't forget about renting/watching the classic "Independence Day". Will Smith all young and ........ (fill in the blank yourself!) Totally unrealistic, but a fun action movie for sure.

BTW - great visual on the whole "swimming while pregnant/ton of bricks comment". Very well written.

At 7:51 PM, Blogger kate5kiwis said...

. Having finished all seasons of Alias...

oh woot woot Sarah, i just *knew* we were sisters in a previous life!!

i *am* Sydney Bristow, you know. love that whole series to bits'n'pieces. i remember about six years ago when the first season of Alias screened in NZ, Bulldog would come home from university lecture on monday nights and we'd have our weekly fix.
then a couple of years later, D18 started watching it with us.

my friend Ang (who also thinks *she's* Syd) has the whole lot on dvd. which is a great thing, cos now R15 wants to watch it. i am secretly rather excited. cos i am sick of Lara Croft Tomb Raider, which screens with agonising frequency over here.

love Will in Hitch too X


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