Friday, August 18, 2006

Snakes on the Top of My Head

Ok, I’m ready to jump on the “Snakes on a Plane” bandwagon. For months now I’ve been completely willing to let myself get sucked in by the Internet hype.

It really is crazy how this movie with perhaps the dumbest title since “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” has generated so much buzz with so little actual studio promotion. All people needed to know was that movie had some snakes…on a plane…and that it stars the great Samuel L. Jackson.

Before you know it, before any footage was released to the public, fans (can they be fans if they haven’t even seen the movie yet?) took to the Net, having all sorts of fun with the premise. Just check out sites like Snakes on a Blog and Snakes on Stuff.

And I’ve got to get one of those cool fan-made T-shirts:

The online buzz was so huge that the studio actually went back re-shot a scene so they could add in a line of fan-created dialogue that everyone seemed to want to hear Samuel L. Jackson say, even though it meant probably pushing the movie from a PG-13 to an R rating (if you’ve ever seen “Pulp Fiction” you can imagine what particular curse word was added in).

Then when the studio did finally start cranking out their official promotions, they came up with the very cool customizable Samuel L. Jackson phone calls you can send to your friends.

Is this movie going to be dumb? Probably. But does it look like a ton of fun? Hell yeah!


PLANET3RRY said...

thanks for the heads-up on the samuel L jackson calls... I am having too much fun

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