Monday, August 21, 2006

Hype In A Theater

Thursday night I went to the opening showing of “Snakes on a Plane.” If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I’d recommend you don’t waste your time. That said, it was probably one of the best movie going experiences I’ve ever had. While the movie was laughably predictable, had no character development, and severely lacking is meaningful plot, the audience made it all worth while.

If you are computer savvy enough to read this, then you have no doubt seen the fan based internet hype that lead up to the release of the film. The audience was filled with people who participated in that hype, some bringing rubber snakes, one even wearing a snake costume.

At every poor attempt made to have a snake “creatively” kill someone the audience burst into either laughter or applause. Any time Samuel L. Jackson busted out a cheesy line (nearly every 2 min), the audience would cheer. I had never been in a crowd with so much mock enthusiasm. It made the movie for me.


Post a Comment

<< Home