Friday, August 18, 2006

Snakes on a Plane

After all the hype, Snakes on a Plane is finally here. The best thing that has been said about this film is that "it's going to be so bad, it will be good" but as it turns out, it's actually just plain good. Make no mistake; it's a dumb movie but it knows exactly what it's supposed to be and pretty much delivers. They do things with snakes that you would not believe. You can see it coming, but you still say to yourself (or outloud, the theater was joyfully outspoken) "oh, they're not gonna go there... they wouldn't do that... OH NO THEY DIDN'T!" And the movie is surprisingly INTENTIONALLY funny. I think we all went into the theater expecting to laugh AT the movie, but you can tell you're supposed to just laugh along WITH the film.

As people were leaving, total strangers were coming up to eachother and saying things like "is it just me, or was that actually pretty good?" I can't remember the last time I've seen an entire theater seem to agree upon a movie. We all agreed it was dumb, but that it was a lot of fun and much better than any of us expected.

Many of you are probably thinking "OK, it sounds interesting, I'll rent it when it comes out." No. Get yourself off the couch for once. This movie should be a shared experience. Go to a theater with a bunch of strangers and laugh, cheer, clap and groan together.

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