Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Gotta See It!

Samuel L. Jackson is going to push this movie over the top. This is the most publicized movie I think I've seen in years that came out of nowhere. Admittedly, the Star Wars franchise got a lot of ink and splash in the media, but SNAKES ON A PLANE has come out of nowhere and gone completely bonkers.

I saw the trailer and thought, how dumb.

I saw it a few other times and thought, I could have come up with that.

Now we have SNAKES ON A PLANE Sudoku and cell phone pranking by Samuel L. Jackson himself that is personalized to a surprising degree. The advertising and buzz for this movie has become a moonshot.

Samuel L. Jackson is laughing all the way to the bank. Monday night on Letterman, he won me over again. I've been a fan of his for a long time (loved him in JACKIE BROWN) and have seen everything he's made (including his bit part in GOODFELLAS).

Billed as a suspense story, filled with creepy slithering things, SNAKES ON A PLANE is going to become an instant cult classic like TREMORS and some of the other B movies that went supernova.

And you have to admit, there's a very thin line sometimes between things that are dumb and things that we love for reasons we can't even explain to ourselves.

Okay, Samuel L. Jackson, you snake-wrangling guy, you. Bring 'em on!


Rinda Elliott said...

Okay. So, I'm not the only one weirded out by wanting to see this. I kept thinking it was dumb, but still it's Samuel Jackson.

Katie said...

I guess now I have to go see it. How could I not after that phone message. I've sent one to almost everyone I know.

I sent my friend one and she hung up on it and called me and said, "I think I just hung up on Samul Jackson!"

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