Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Coming Soon

Ok you all have to forgive that i’m just hearing about this movie but here I am all the way on the other side of the ozone. I get into Yahoo! and the lead story in news is about the release of a movie called “Snakes on a Plane.” First I think someone is pulling my leg. Maybe it’s a video game. I mean, there couldn’t really be a movie with such a lame-ass title, right? At least not one that isn’t supposed to be funny.

But there is. Leaves a lot to the imagination, no? Snakes on a Plane. Can kind of guess what that’s gonna be about. There’s still room to wonder, though, why the snakes are on a plane. Where are they going? Business or pleasure? Did they just get in the plane or did somebody plant them? Is this plurality of snakes a big plurality or a single digit of snakes? And pray tell, what type of snakes are they?

Tell me there isn’t some overpaid Hollywood drug addict with a better idea than that title. Boy I almost wish they’d make a complete sentence of it: “There are Snakes on a Plane.”
Or maybe more emphatic with “There are Snakes on this Plane.”
Or doubtful, “Snakes? On a Plane?!”
Or just your old standard Subj-Verb-Obj: “Snakes are on a Plane.”
Or add a colorful adjective, “There are Snakes on this Goddamned Plane!”

So now the question is, will I be seeing this movie? Would you?


michi said...

perhaps it's misspelled, and should be snakes on a PLAIN, which would make it even more interesting. not.

but then again, dlasopde would be a more intriguing title, thinks the word verification.


rae said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for my laugh of the day.

lorguru said...

I'm laughing almost as hard as I was when I read that your mother thought you posed your child with a gorilla!!!

Carl Bryant said...

I finally sell a screenplay, and you make fun of me.

I'm so hurt. If I could curl up and die right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.

SarahJane said...

to be happy on top of hurt.
i think i'm going to have to write a poem called Snakes on a Plane.

Ash said...

Jables and I saw the poster for this at our local Cinemark and stopped to discuss what a lame-ass movie it had to be. Even the art for the movie looks like a tattoo.

SarahJane said...

yes. it can't get any dumber.

there will be a pop quiz following the film.

1. Where does this film take place?
2. What type of animal is aboard?

Bob Hoeppner said...

A poet friend of mine has had a poem accepted for inclusion in an anthology about Snakes on a Plane. For some reason it's become some kind of "in-the-know" cultural icon.

SarahJane said...

really? why? has it even begun playing yet?

rae said...


I thought you might get a kick out of this, (I did). From the IMBD website:

Trivia: Samuel L. Jackson only signed on for this film because of the title. It was later changed to "Pacific Air Flight 121", but Jackson demanded they reverse the change. "We're totally changing that back. That's the only reason I took the job: I read the title."

michi said...

*LMAO* rae!!

Arlene said...

RONF!! what a riot. especially the imbd trivia.


p.s. i'll take your mom's comment about the gorilla as a compliment. teehee.

SarahJane said...

I am so totally changing my mind about this movie. It has developed and flowered into a cult icon with a whole library of literature dedicated to it. And the heroes of B-Movie Hollywood are insisting on their artistic integrity. I am so totally pre-purchasing a copy of the DVD.

Arlene -
I have yet to enlighten my mother. Just lazy. I hope she isn't still worrying.

michi said...

your mother probably thinks you have all been eaten by the gorilla and its immediate family on their son's 3rd birthday party or something ...

rae said...

yeah, and we're the cult! We should ALL write poems about this, I'll be preluding mine with the Jackson quote, because really, that was just damn funny. I mean, "totally".

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