Monday, August 21, 2006
(briefly reviewed) snakes on a plane
(from the special promotional safety guide Brady got for me at an event in LA)
I was expecting to be a little disappointed. I was not. My only disappointment was waiting until Sunday to see it.
The largest cheer from the crowd came of course with the part known to be added in response to an Internet campaign, where Samuel L. Jackson says "I want these m**f** snakes off this m**f** plane." As far as I could tell, they shot those three seconds outdoors--maybe in a parking lot--and then spliced it into a scene where he's supposed to be saying it on a plane. As if the director was saying, "Look, we all know the only reason this line is in the movie is because YOU asked for it, and you'll think it's even funnier if we abandon all pretense when we splice it in."