Snakes in a Plane(not gratuitous reference, but actually have good reason for using it)
So, it seems to me that everyone in the Scribosphere likes this title. I must admit, it makes me grin every time I read it as well.
As everything with Downunder we are a day ahead in time, and a year behind in a lot of other things….mainly TV…….we are only now getting the final seasons of Frasier…..and they wonder why downloading TV shows is popular down here!!
The reason I wanted to bring this one to your attention was the first part of this story, and bear in mind, this is the first story I have seen about this movie even mentioned down here in the MSM:
This is it:
“A HOLLYWOOD film starring Samuel L. Jackson has been ridiculed as 'so bad it's good' by movie critics before it has even been completed.
Yet the horror flick Snakes on a Plane, due for release in 2006, has captured the imagination of movie fans across the world, who are clamoring to see it after it was derided on online movie forums.
The critic's feedback may be justified - according to the Internet Movie Database, the movie's plot can be summarised in one sentence:
On board a flight over the Pacific Ocean, an assassin, bent on killing a passenger who's a witness in protective custody, let (sic) loose a crate full of deadly snakes.”
So, to rest of the world (or at least to this numpty reporter), when you can come up with a good logline (I am sure he does notknow that word even exists), it suddenly means you have a sub-standard film……since when did this happen????? As has been discussed in-depth by others more qualified than I, many, probably even most top films can be summed up in one sentence….and that is the appeal…..the premise is so simple, yet one that you want, maybe must see, as it is so compelling.
There is a section at the bottom where they are asking for people to come up with their own ideas for similar titles……but we already know the winner for the sequel…Alligators in a Helicopter! ;-)