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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

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:

news story

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! ;-)



At 4:32 pm, Blogger Chris (UK Scriptwriter) said...

No, no, no:

Tarantulas in a Submarine (© Chris Parr 06 October 2005)


At 4:51 pm, Blogger Grubber said...

LOL ya mad pommie!

At 10:05 am, Blogger PJ McIlvaine said...

Come on, admit it. You wish you had come up with SNAKES ON DA PLANE!!!!

At 10:26 am, Blogger Grubber said...

Hell yeah......I would be happy to come up with any idea that gets turned into a movie.

Well nearly any idea......I mean that whole Bewitched thing....not something I would want to take credit for.

I truly believe this journo is just being a dick.....not all movies have to be about something deep and meaningful....just for fun, works for me as well! ;-)

At 4:05 am, Blogger Matt Waggoner said...

Oh, please. Clearly you can't just switch to another mode of air transport -- a smaller one, at that. No, this is a sequel! You have to take things to the next level... OUTER SPACE! Which is why the SOAP sequel will be Velociraptors on the Space Shuttle!

At 7:36 am, Blogger Grubber said...


I thought that was the third installment? Or is it the prequel?

I mean, remember Moonraker...you don't want to rush these things..otherwise you get guys with flash teeth coming out fo the woodwork! ;-)


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