Film in the Y2K

I’ve spent half of my life in this decade, and it has been, without a doubt, one of the top two decades of cinema I’ve ever experienced. From the indie explosions of “Memento” and “Eternal Sunshine,” to the Kubrickian “There Will Be Blood,” to the epic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, the last 10 years have been more than Netflix worthy. Yet there were a few instant classics whose commitment to quality cinema remain so high above the rest that there is only one way I could properly review them (based mainly on my lack of time). For this very special issue of “Haiku Review,” I’ll take a look at my picks of seven films I think we’ll look back on as really good indicators of where we were in the ’00s – for better or worse. To those of you unaware, haikus are kind of like ancient Japanese tweets.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

His life is quite strange:

Moving backwards, but also

Two hours too long.

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Saw it on a plane

Cheesy and predictable

But still made me cry.

Old Dogs

Haven’t seen it yet

But Robin AND Travolta?

Best picture shoo-in.

Daddy Day Camp

Just watched the trailer

Wait, is that Cuba Gooding?

How the mighty fall.

The Ugly Truth

A horrible plot

And quite blatantly sexist

But Heigel is HOT.

27 Dresses

I feel overwhelmed

So, so, so many weddings

I’m hungry for cake.

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

These babies are smart

In fact, they outsmart adults

Haven’t slept well since.

Comments

  • Interesting

    Ah, dear Ethan K
    This bit has not been your best
    Yet I still must laugh.

  • Ethan

    You’re being unfair,
    I wrote this in ten minutes.
    Wait – Dad, is that you?

  • jakob

    The whole article is worth it for: “To those of you unaware, haikus are kind of like ancient Japanese tweets.”

  • Japanese man

    Tell you I shall not
    Ancient strategies of Old
    Respect them you must.

  • maliliuliuinmimi

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