Snakes On A Plane

Snakes On A Plane is due for release on 18th of this month.

If you've been living under a rock for the past year, you may not have heard of the incredible hype surrounding what has become a cult classic before anyone has even seen it.

Terry Pratchett has a joke that crops up in his books from time to time, where one character will say "hey, things could be worse", to which another character will reply "how?", and the original retorts with "well, there could be snakes in here with us".

They made a movie out of that joke.

For those who haven't ventured out from under their rocks for a while, the plot is simple. There's this plane. And there are snakes on it.

The hows, whys and wherefores are irrelevant. There's this plane. And there are snakes on it.

Notice how the concept - that there are snakes on a plane - is so ultimately awe-inspiring that the poster doesn't even name the film's star - Samuel L. Jackson - because who needs stars? There's this plane. And there are snakes on it.

We can close Hollywood now. All the movies have been done. After this there are no more movies to make. No movie can possibly match this for sheer whatthefuckery.

I am going to see this movie. I am going to buy this movie when it comes out on DVD.

There's this plane...

1 comment:

Simon said...

LOL. Someone was telling me about this movie in the pub last night. You're right - all the movies have been done. Even the one about the plane with snakes on it. How is that going to keep our attention for more than 7 minutes?