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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
Caught the movie tonight at a surprise special showing at 10:00p at one of my local theaters. Let me just say, this movie did not disappoint. I don't know how much re-working they did after its popularity started to rise, but this movie had my friends and me ROLLING. Highly recommended, as if you actually needed to hear that from someone before going to see it.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
I had the same situation going as Sting Army. My friends and I camped out the night before to get tickets as soon as they went on sail. It was rather unneccessary but it was so much fun.

Anyway, the movie. The movie met and even exceeded my expectations in just sheer entertainment. it doesn't make it a "good" movie per se, but it's a thrill ride I haven't experienced all summer. I dare say, this was much more fun than Pirates, possibly.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.33
It was the dumbest thing I've seen in ages... Separated from acres and acres of hype, it was exactly what I thought it was going to be: An enjoyably awful, awful movie.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
It was ridiculous, illogical, and absolutely perfect. When Samuel L. Jackson utters his famous line, everyone in the theatre cheered. I haven't been this entertained by a dumb movie since I saw the old Arnie action flicks. Highly recommended.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.87
I CANNOT WAIT for this one!
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
Woooo, now I can't wait to see it! (I already couldn't wait to see it.)



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.25
Saw it last night. With the exception of the guy directly behind me who kept saying "Snakes on __________" everything he saw in the movie (literally, everything... "Snakes on a Beverage Cart," etc.).

I hated that guy.

Beyond that, the movie was hysterical. Not as bloody and gory as I guess I expected, but so directly awful it was great.




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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
This was quite possibly the greatest movie I've ever seen in my life. No joke.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02
For the first time in my life, I was actually shushed in a theatre. During SNAKES ON A PLANE. What, did they not want to miss a second of the intense dialogue? Even better, it was a 10-year-old girl and her mom who did the shushing. I got my revenge later in the film during the surprisingly graphic sex scene in the plane lavatory; let's just say the parents and 10-year-old were shifting uncomfortably in their seats.

Anyway, the movie was ridiculous. And great.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.86
It had everything I thought it would have. Terrible dialogue, cheesy special effects (a boa swallows a human being?!), and a plot so far out there that no one in their right mind would take it seriously.

Normally (and I stress NORMALLY) this would be a very forgettable movie with a slight chance of it becoming a cult hit. It'd be right up there with Deep Blue Sea. But the marketing job and the hype machine was just so amazingly awesome that this is a movie that I'll remember for a long time to come. Whoever came up with the marketing campaign for this film needs to go into politics immediately! If they can convince an entire nation to see something so seemingly silly like Snakes on a Plane, they just might be the answer to Democrats' prayers.

And one more thing. I know that Samuel L. Jackson already has his spot on reserve, but this movie should definitely put him into the pantheon of all-time great actors. He single-handedly made this movie worth seeing.




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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.84
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

All this hype and the movie isn't even being estimated as being #1.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
If they were counting the 1.4 million from the Thursday showings, they'd be right up there with Ricky Bobby. (I have no idea if that is SOP or not.)_



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
Well, there were about 7 other people in the theater with me when I saw it. I actually wouldn't be shocked if the box office sank like a stone next week, because everyone who hyped for it saw it this weekend, and hype aside, it is a bad, cheesy horror flick.

Now, all 8 of us in the theater *did* laugh out loud during various parts of the film, and I was truly hoping that the guy who walked out 7 SECONDS INTO THE MOVIE actually did walk out in disgust, but, alas, he just needed more popcorn.

Much like Big Bad's case, there was a mother and child at our showing as well, in this case a mother and a probably 10 or 11 year old boy. Unfortunately, I couldn't tell if there was embarassment over either bathroom scene.



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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"They're plump, ripe, and priced to move. Get your fat Samoan today!" (Packman V2)


Didn't think I'd say this, but I was kinda disappointed by The Line. It really seemed like they just threw it in there because they had to, instead of putting it somewhere that would make sense.

That said, it was everything it should be, although I really want to know who let a baby into the theater.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.33
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Didn't think I'd say this, but I was kinda disappointed by The Line. It really seemed like they just threw it in there because they had to, instead of putting it somewhere that would make sense.


I read somewhere that after all of the viral marketing started to kick into gear someone online had suggested that line; as a result they actually went back and reshot a couple extra scenes, "the line" included. That could be why it doesn't quite fit.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.80
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Didn't think I'd say this, but I was kinda disappointed by The Line. It really seemed like they just threw it in there because they had to, instead of putting it somewhere that would make sense.

    That said, it was everything it should be, although I really want to know who let a baby into the theater.


Funny, but even thought I knew that line was coming, I was still pretty happy to hear it. As I said to some friends, "I paid $6* to hear Samuel L. Jackson say..."

The movie was beyond stupid, but the audience was really what made it a fun experience. I think it may end up being a kind of Rocky Horror Picture Show for this generation.


Oh, and there absolutely needs to be a sequel.

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*Matinee. I wasn't going to pay $9 to hear him say it. Sorry.

(edited by Leroy on 20.8.06 2258)
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05


Using the $15,250,000 from BoxOfficeMojo.com, Snakes on a plane comes in 2nd to last (33rd out of 34 weekends for the year if you count Dec 31-Jan 3rd for this year)in #1 grossing movies for the weekend for the year.

It beat out Madea's Family Reunion's 2nd weekend #1 (March 3rd-5th) coming in at $12,648,954.

It could take 32nd place if it can beat RV's $16,414,767 on Apr 28th-30th.

Complete list, in dollar order, with Superman Returns being estimated until I can get exact figures. All amounts taken from IMDB.com


Weekend Title (weeks in release if not new) Rev
July 7-9 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $135,634,554
May 26-29 (4 day, memoriX-Men: The Last Stand $122,861,157
May 19-21 The Da Vinci Code $77,073,388
June 30, July 1-4 (5 daySuperman Returns $74,000,000
Mar 31, Apr 1, 2 Ice Age: The Meltdown $68,033,544
July 14-16 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2nd) $62,345,264
June 9-11 Cars $60,119,509
May 5-7 Mission: Impossible III $47,743,273
Aug 4-6 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby $47,042,215
Apr 14-16 Scary Movie 4 $40,222,875
June 23-25 Click $40,011,365
June 2-4 The Break-Up $39,172,785
July 21-23 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (3rd) $35,215,201
Apr 7-9 Ice Age: The Meltdown (2nd) $33,823,894
June 16-18 Cars (2nd) $33,731,634
Dec 31, Jan 1-3 (4-day) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the War$33,712,024
Feb 24-26 Madea's Family Reunion $30,030,661
Mar 24-26 Inside Man $28,954,945
Jan 27-29 Big Momma's House 2 $27,736,056
Jan 20-22 Underworld: Evolution $26,857,181
July 28-30 Miami Vice $25,723,815
Mar 17-19 V for Vendetta $25,642,640
May 12-14 Mission: Impossible III (2nd) $25,008,971
Feb 17-20 (4 day, Prez) Eight Below $24,968,601
Mar 10-12 Failure to Launch $24,411,322
Aug 11-13 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2nd) $22,126,226
Feb 3-5 When a Stranger Calls $21,607,203
Feb 10-12 The Pink Panther $20,220,412
Apr 21-23 Silent Hill $20,152,598
Jan 6-8 Hostel $19,556,099
Jan 13-16 (4 days, MLK) Glory Road $16,927,589
Apr 28-30 RV $16,414,767
Aug 18-20 Snakes on a Plane $15,250,000
Mar 3-5 Madea's Family Reunion (2nd) $12,648,954







(edited by Zeruel on 21.8.06 0237)


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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
The line was fudged. It was inserted during reshoots to bump the movie up a hard R-and, had it stayed at the PG13 rating, it would've been disastrous-and they totally chose the wrong point to have him say it.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.31
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    The line was fudged. It was inserted during reshoots to bump the movie up a hard R-and, had it stayed at the PG13 rating, it would've been disastrous-and they totally chose the wrong point to have him say it.


I don't agree, I thought it made perfect sense to use it at that point. Just when he thought he'd gotten rid of the last of the snakes and everything was going to be okay, he discovers even more snakes. It's obviously quite frustrating, hence The Line.





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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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    Originally posted by Spank E
      Originally posted by oldschoolhero
      The line was fudged. It was inserted during reshoots to bump the movie up a hard R-and, had it stayed at the PG13 rating, it would've been disastrous-and they totally chose the wrong point to have him say it.


    I don't agree, I thought it made perfect sense to use it at that point. Just when he thought he'd gotten rid of the last of the snakes and everything was going to be okay, he discovers even more snakes. It's obviously quite frustrating, hence The Line.


It probably should work that way (I mean, he wouldn't do what he did about it unless it was a last resort, right?) but the way he built up to it didn't make enough sense.


Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
"Okay, power's back on. Let's just check with the pilot."
(opens door, pilot continues to be dead)
"Hey, uh, there's snakes in there. Huh."
"I'VE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES ON THIS MOTHERFUCKING PLANE"


Maybe if he was a little irked beforehand. Regardless, The Line went over really well in our theater, despite being pretty empty.



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