I didn't post up a blog yesterday, so here's one to send us on through the weekend.
I just got back from a 5:15 showing of Snakes on a Plane and it's an odd thing: I feel a little let down, but not because SoaP was terrible, but because it was better than I thought it was going to be. I mean, Sam Jackson assured the doubters who thought the filmmakers were going to be trying for campiness that it wasn't one of those "so bad it's good"-type movies, but I wasn't quite buying that. But it turns out he was being serious. It's not a bad movie. It's also not a great one by any stretch, but it's a half-decent way to spend a couple hours. I'd compare it with the movie Red Eye, which came out around the same time last year. They're both mid-budget, cheap thrills kind of movies with a-list stars (that little "a"'s on purpose), that aren't good enough to drop into the all-important summer lineup. Though it's much better than the completely forgettable Red Eye, I'd say that if there hadn't been all of this internet fanbase support for it, it still would have come out in August and gotten so-so reviews as Pacific Air Flight 107, or whatever it was called. You know what would have been the perfect time and place to watch this movie? Graumann's Chinese. Midnight screening yesterday. I'd say that unless you can guarantee yourself a screening filled with at least a couple boisterous internet nerds, just watch this one sometime on video. Or, if you want, support the theater industry and see it in the theater, and do some whoopin' and hollerin' yourself when Sam says the magic and expletive-laden line.
Also, briefly: I watched Scary Movie 4 last night. This was just as goofy as hell. Much less funny to me than Scary Movie 3 (I don't know why that is, though). And though I laughed a few times, it didn't even seem like Zucker and crew were trying for big laughs. Just little stupid ones. Yup. There's really nothing more to say about that.
Have a good weekend, folks.