Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Insomnia, my nemesis

My nocturnal menace

You're no nightly rendezvous

No lovely illicit paramour

I stare wide-eyed

Helpless and hapless

Into your endless

Gaping black maw

Tossing and turning

We wrestle mightily

As I strive to reject

Your leeching embrace

Akin to a vampire

You suck all vitality

Until I am no more

Than a withered husk

Bedraggled in defeat

Glassy-eyed with fatigue

Bleakly I blearily greet

The painful dawn

Monday, September 21, 2015

Minions Review

Just last week, Minions overtook Toy Story 3 to become the 2nd highest grossing animated movie ever, behind Frozen.

There can then be no doubt that the movie is a huge commercial success. But how does the movie stack up critically?

While it is true that in the 1st Despicable Me movie the Minions stole the movie from its human characters, and Despicable Me 2 suffered from featuring too little of the Minions as their usual yellow silly selves, Minions shows that there can be too much of a good thing.

Centering an entire movie on characters that sprout mostly gibberish that are occasionally punctuated with the word "Banana" is no mean feat and alas, unlike the superior Shaun the Sheep movie which also featured no real dialogue, Minions doesn't manage to successfully pull it off. Instead we get a mostly mediocre movie where the really funny moments are very few and very far between.

2 and a half stars out of 5 stars for me.