Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Contemporary cinema

Me:  You know the other problem with that Nanny McPhee sequel.

Mr. A.:  I don't even know the first problem with it.

Me:  The first problem is obviously that it exists.  But the second problem is, what can possibly be the plot?  I mean, you know how in the first movie, Emma Thompson gets progressively less ugly as the kids stop being jerks?  Well, now what?  Does she have to start all over again as ugly, but with a new family?  Or do the same kids backslide into jerkiness so that she gradually re-uglifies?  It just doesn't make sense.

Pause.

Mr. A. I'm so glad we could have this talk.

3 comments:

Librarian Girl said...

I didn't know that was what the movie was about. Maybe this time Nanny McPhee will go on A Makeover Story on TLC and the hosts will be bratty children?

tschitschi said...

true, so true :) but then there is a part 2 of everything...

readersguide said...

I'm wondering about all these things myself.