Five Haikus on the Films of Michael Bay


By Adam Sternbergh, From the New Tork Times Magazine.

Bad Boys: Imagine
Hardy Boys with explosions.
And swears. Lots of swears.

For Armageddon
One question: Why not just teach
Astronauts to drill?

Epic Pearl Harbor
Was your Titanic, though not
In the way you hoped.

We suspect even
You, Michael Bay, can’t recall
Plot of The Island.

A third Transformers?
This franchise lasts longer than
The toys ever did.


About Jackrabbit Slim

Location: Vegas, Baby! I’m much older than the other whippersnappers here, a baby boomer. I tend to be more snobbish about film, disdaining a lot of the multiplex fare for “cinema.” My favorite films: Woody Allen’s oeuvre (up until about 1990), The Godfather, The Graduate, A Hard Day’s Night, Pulp Fiction. Politics: Well, George McGovern was my political hero. I’m also a prickly atheist. Occupation: Poised to be an English teacher in Las Vegas. For many years I was an editor at Penthouse Magazine. My role on this blog seems to be writing lots of reviews and being the resident Oscar maven.

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