In honor of World War Z’s release today, I would like to reblog this post from over a year ago titled, “Zombies and Terminators.” It is a funny poem I wrote which parodies Robert Frost’s famous poem “Fire and Ice.” If you are unfamiliar, Frost’s short poem is about how the world ends through either fire or ice. Since zombies and terminators also deal with the end of the world it all just fell right into place. I think this is something all movie fanatics would get a kick out of. Enjoy! =)
Author Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson) is writing a fiction novel about an IRS agent, Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), who lives a very mundane and lonely life. In fact, she is writing about the days leading up to his tragic yet poetic death. The only problem is Harold Crick is actually a real person. He is every bit as real as Karen Eiffel accurately depicts him to be to the slightest detail. Somehow, as Mr. Crick lives his life, he is able to hear Karen’s words in his head as she is typing out her story. He at first tries to ignore the voice but it becomes so distracting it begins to effect his job.
Eventually he hears the voice say, “Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death.” This sets off the panic alarm for Harold. He visits a psychologist and eventually literary Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) to help him make sense of it all. With the aid of Professor Hilbert, Harold Crick has to determine why this omniscient voice seems to know of his “imminent death” so he can prevent it from happening.