Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Snakes on a Plane!

This is a testament to the power of Snakes on a Plane. I talked two of my fuddy-duddy friends, Tech Master Paul and his wife Holly (and she was an especial coup) into napping Friday after work and then hitting the 12:30 AM showing at our local Woodfield theater. I figure the sort of retards that would stay up until 12:30 to see Snakes on a Plane on opening night constitute exactly the sort of audience I want to see the movie with.

[I also opined that probably the purest way to experience the film would be to buy your ticket, get there early and grab good seats, wait until the title appeared on the screen, stand up, applaud, and leave. Because really, the rest of the film after that point it largely superflous.]

By the way, we went to see Pirates 2 last night, and in the lobby the theater had a standee ad for SoaP that was in the cartoon style of an airplane emergency manual: "If bitten by a poisonous snake, please alert the nearest flight attendent." If the movie is half as hilarious as that ad, it will be awesome. I stared at that thing for a good five straight minutes, and think I was literally crying at how funny it was. Then, when we left after the movie later, we saw a bunch of 16 year-olds spot it and have the exact same reaction (like Paul, one girl immediately took a cell phone picture of it). If kids that age are excited about the movie, too, it's going to make huge money.

And really, is *anyone* a better match for this movie than Samuel L. Jackson? I think not.

Two more days.


At 7:33 AM, Anonymous Kirk said...

This film opens on my birthday. How freakin' cool is that?

At 8:03 AM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

The coolest thing is that you can use your executive Birthday Powers to make people who normally would refuse to go see the movie (like a certain stick in the mud wife of your's) accompany you to the theater. Thus is the Power of the Birthday!

Happy birthday, my friend, any many more. I wish I could be there to see the movie with you.

At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Tork_110 said...

I can't wait until people sneak camcorders into the theater and upload the audience reaction on youtube.

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

Yeah, I'm really looking for that raucous crowd, hence the 12:30 am showing.

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Jessica R. said...

And yet I have such a serious phobia of snakes I don't know if I can bear to see it. I'll be covering my eyes most of the time and all it will take is one brush of a popcorn bag against my leg to send me running out of the theater screaming "ahhhhhhhhh they're all over me!". But that flight safety card poster is genius.

At 7:02 AM, Anonymous Kirk said...

*makes note to bring rubber snakes to B-Fest to throw at Juniper*

I'll be on the road on my birthday, so I'll have to wait a week to drag my wife to see the 3rd greatest film ever made.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger BeckoningChasm said...

Is that lobby card available anywhere where it's a bit more legible?

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

Try this:

If that comes up too small, put your mouse arrow down at the bottom right corner, wait for the icon to appear, and click.


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