Title: Snakes On A Plane
Description: yes, I said it.
Rell - August 21, 2006 04:41 AM (GMT)
Anybody else go see this?
Me and my roommate went and saw it after all the hilarity on the internet; and from Samuel L. I expected it to be alot worse than it was, but it was actually pretty damn entertaining. The theater was only half full but the crowd was pretty into it. When Sam delivered "the line" as it's became known, I would be surprised if there was one person in there who didn't say it along with him. Several people stood up and yelled it right along with him, heh, myself included.
I really expected alot more of the obviously bad, but it wasn't there. I had originally thought it was going to be a movie of crap-titude that was intentionally trying to be crap. I'm not saying it's a great film by any means, but it's a good summer movie. If you saw it this weekend you probably experienced some of that crowd interaction. Some of the deaths were so over the top it was just hilarious.
OsRavan - August 21, 2006 04:37 PM (GMT)
I really want to see it! unfourtantly i cant find a theatre in rochester!!! and no car! and the busses are all screwed up! ;:pines::
Mr Smash - August 22, 2006 03:22 PM (GMT)
I was thinking about seeing it... but I'm afraid that by the time I get around to it, the audience won't be as enthusiastic about it and the effect will be diminished. I may have already missed my window of opportunity.
Eh. Oh well.
Rell - August 22, 2006 05:29 PM (GMT)
Yeah, I would say you have Mr. Smash :(. So...when it's out on DVD, hit the Blockbuster, get some alcohol and invite some friends! Snakes on a couch, problem solved.
Mr Smash - August 22, 2006 05:47 PM (GMT)
Hmm... there's an idea. That could actually pretty fun.
I was actually impressed by how many people were excited to see this movie. I mean, I've come to realize how powerful hype can be in getting people to go see movies, but I never thought I'd see a movie that was hyped up to be bad do so well. I mean, of course it's the good sort of bad, but... I was a bit surprised to see how much of a draw it created.
Roland of Gilead - August 22, 2006 07:53 PM (GMT)
I saw it based totally on the hype, and I sort of expected it to suck . . . but damned if I wasn't fairly well entertained. ;)
At first, I'm thinking, "Well, Christ, they aren't even making an attempt to have these snakes behave in a plausible fashion," but as the plot progressed, most of these anomalies were actually explained with some pseudo-science.
I think the flick balances on a thin tightrope, almost, but never quite, falling over into Airplane territory. It somehow manages to be as ultimately believable as say, Poseidon Adventure, and in this day and age, that's all you can expect from a movie that isn't out to edify or educate.
And heck, I got in before noon and only paid four bucks for the thing. It was definitely worth that much. B)
Rell - August 23, 2006 01:11 AM (GMT)
The question, gunslinger, is did you yell "THE LINE" with Samuel L?! Did you?!
Anyway, someone on another forum said the film reminded them of cheesy 80's action flicks, and I have to agree. I thought it was great, for what it was. Much better than I expected. If you want to think, don't go to this film. If you want to have fun, get a little grossed out, and see some intense deaths and some corniness, head on over to your local cinema; "One for Snakes on a mother#%#^ing Plane, ma'am. Thanks.
Roland of Gilead - August 23, 2006 02:15 PM (GMT)
I mouthed the "line", Rell, but I didn't actually yell it out loud. In fact, my theatre wasn't very crowded, which made me think the movie was bombing at the box-office. I haven't heard the figures yet. How did it do across the country?
Mr Smash - August 23, 2006 04:05 PM (GMT)
It brought in 15.25 million opening night (including late-night screenings the night before), which was apparently a huge disappointment to the studio, which expected it to be huge.
OsRavan - August 23, 2006 04:15 PM (GMT)
whatever the studio says dont see why they should be dissapointed. it was the number one film its opening weekend heh.
Mr Smash - August 23, 2006 04:22 PM (GMT)
Well, that is true... but it was apparently a pretty slow weekend.
Rell - August 23, 2006 09:26 PM (GMT)
Yeah, but it's gonna rack up on DVD methinks. Well I hope it does, for some odd reason.
OsRavan - August 23, 2006 10:05 PM (GMT)
how much did it cost to make it? IT didnt exactly seem like a high budget film to me to be honest. I dont doubt htey will make a profit while its in theatres
Rell - August 23, 2006 11:12 PM (GMT)
I think I read it was 30 million, Os. I dunno, it's possible they won't make it, lol. If they do it won't be by much.
OsRavan - August 23, 2006 11:34 PM (GMT)
they made half of their total costs in 3 days lol. i woudlnt be too worried.
Mr Smash - August 23, 2006 11:36 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (OsRavan @ Aug 23 2006, 06:34 PM)|
| they made half of their total costs in 3 days lol. i woudlnt be too worried. |
Well, they made half their total cost on opening night, actually. I don't know what it pulled in the rest of the weekend.
I think they should probably make it all back, though. At the very least, I expect them to break even.
williamjm - August 24, 2006 12:03 AM (GMT)
Apparently some showings of Snakes On A Plane have been a bit more authentic than some of the cinema audience might like:
|Two rattlesnakes have been found at a US movie theatre showing of film Snakes on a Plane, a cinema chain has said.|
An AMC Entertainment spokeswoman said one Diamondback rattlesnake was found inside the cinema in Phoenix, Arizona, and another in the car park.
No-one was injured and the snakes were released in the desert, she said.
Rell - August 24, 2006 03:03 AM (GMT)
Nah opening night (Thursday midnight showings) only did like 1.5 million or so I read. They won it on a 4 day total, not a 3 day total to get #1.
Mr Smash - August 24, 2006 03:27 AM (GMT)
Yeah, you're right. I thought my source was only for opening night for some reason.
Rell - August 24, 2006 04:31 AM (GMT)
In three day total, they actually came in second. Pretty bad for all that hype, but I still had a good time with it nonetheless. I wish I had been in some of the crowds I read about, they put mine to shame here in the boonies. I was surprised that people in the boonies were even seeing the movie to begin with :P.
OsRavan - August 24, 2006 02:23 PM (GMT)
well im not sure it had *that* much hype to be honest either. The only place I heard about it was on internet message boards. I dont think I saw a single comercial for it for instance. IT was hyped in certain spheres. But I know ive mentioned it to alot of more middle aged people who are not as internet savy and not one of them knew what I was talking about. The hype really was within only a narrow slice of the demographic it seems to me.
Roland of Gilead - August 24, 2006 03:05 PM (GMT)
It was promoted pretty hard by Entertainment Weekly, including a cover of Jackson. But the main emphasis of the various articles seemed to be the question of whether Internet hype could actually carry a movie to box-office success.
Rell - August 24, 2006 04:30 PM (GMT)
I meant as far as internet hype, of which it had a ton. Alot of gaming forums had umpteen threads and gifs and flash movies and images for like the past year since the name of the film was announced.
OsRavan - August 24, 2006 05:26 PM (GMT)
and I think it has had sucess. there is 0 doubt they will clear a profit while in theatres. And make tens of millions of bucks by the tiem dvd sales etc etc are all done. Thats sucess in my book. But if they were expecting the film to gross like 100 mil in theatres they were over estimating the power of internet only hype
Roland of Gilead - August 24, 2006 07:58 PM (GMT)
Sometimes internet hype and fanboy hype can be very misleading.
Serenity is a good case in point. I expected that flick to come charging out of the blocks and re-energize the franchise, and instead it limped in with barely 20 million, and Firefly was officially kaput. :(
OsRavan - August 24, 2006 09:25 PM (GMT)
mwhahahahahaha!! I kidnapped this thread and bullied it into the new forum! The thread cried and begged to stay in Random Thoughts. But I wouldn't hear of it. ::cue more maniacle laughter::
Mr Smash - August 24, 2006 09:33 PM (GMT)
Well... it's a good way to start the new forum...
Rell - August 24, 2006 09:34 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (OsRavan @ Aug 24 2006, 04:25 PM)|
| mwhahahahahaha!! I kidnapped this thread and bullied it into the new forum! The thread cried and begged to stay in Random Thoughts. But I wouldn't hear of it. ::cue more maniacle laughter:: |
Abuse of power! Abuse of power! I'm calling the FTUI (Forum Thread Union of the Internet) and you will hear from this thread's lawyer. <_<
Gillossen - August 30, 2006 09:01 AM (GMT)
The movie is out today in France, great ! ;)