but Dude... SNAKES ON A PLANE!
their in ur store eatin ur cheez
Enough's enough! I've had it with this mothafuckin cynicism on this mothafuckin internet.
Listen up people! We need to put a barrier between ourselves and the cynicism!
2006-08-21 09:46 pm (UTC)
I sing of Olaf glad and big...
There is some shit I will not eat
The best part is.... it's not like some internet moron picked up on this independently and started the "virus" as they'd have you believe. Samuel L Jackson promoted this movie over a year ago on Conan O'Brien when he was there to promote another movie. He said he was lobbying to call the movie what it was... snakes... on a plane. Not some catchy title, just call the movie what it is since it will probably stink anyway. Now, knowing that Conan O'Brien is just an Entertainment show used for PR/Marketing, we can see it was a well calculated move. Now it's a shitty movie with a gimmick instead of just a shitty movie.
I love how the internet works in waves. The superiority complex of the "in-crowd" declaring whats cool is soon replaced with the superiority complex of the next "in-crowd" that declares that X fad is "like SO OVER AND DONE"
It's accelerating to the point that we can experience in-group exclusivity, consumer anticipation, excitement, disappointment, cynical rejection, nostalgia, ironic revival, and a return to in-group exclusivity all at the same time now.
Seeing that movie was the crowning achievement of my life, and everything I've ever done, led up to that night.
That glorious, liquor-drenched night.
I'll try anything with a glorious, liquor-drenched sense of detachment!
Woohoo! Homebaked cookies for me!
Hahahaha!! This was a great entry! Seeing as i'm in Japan i'll probably never actually get the chance to see Snakes on a Plane unless it somehow makes it here. As people are so fond of quoting from the movie, I have indeed put a barrier between myself and the snakes. It's called the ocean, and the only copies of it i'll see floating around here will most likely be bootlegs and newly arrived Snakes on a Plane fanbois!
Oh! Hey! Who's the artist responsible for your icon?
Drat! I've failed to transcend the Machine again!
Guess I'll be out in the doghouse with my Froot Loops.
Hate to be the lone voice of dissent here, but I don't see why it's a bad thing to find this movie, and the phenomena surrounding it, funny. Sure, of course there are people getting rich off it somewhere out there. It's a Hollywood movie; what else could one possibly expect? That has no bearing on whether or not it's an enjoyable meme for those participating.
Honestly, I think you're phrasing this in awfully dire terms; it's a pretty light-hearted thing without a lot of significance.
The point is somewhere to be found in NBC devoting 15 times more airtime to the bogus Ramsey 'killer' than the NSA decision.
2006-08-21 11:14 pm (UTC)
This is my precise sentiment
as a result I am getting sex reassignment so I can gay-marry you soonest
Snakes on a Plane wins for breadth
of confusing indie cool with movie fanboyism, but nothing beats the depth
of the sneaker fans who demanded Adidas release -- and then hand-modified
-- sneakers that were just like Zissou's in A Life Aquatic
. This person gets it right though
Wes Anderson is what's wrong with America. And in fact I think he's what's wrong with Snakes on a Plane.
Goat On A Pole cacks all over it. From 50,000 feet.
I saw it on Friday. I enjoyed it for what it is. I am not ashamed.