Monday, August 14, 2006

How Sad Entertainment Has Become

Since I have been home I have had the opportunity to watch insane amounts of television. I have seen countless amounts of commercials that make me laugh, commercials that make me shake my head and thousands upon thousands of movie trailers.

Some make me want to go out and spend my children's university funds to see the movie, they just look that good. Some make me want to spend one of Nathan's paycheques and go to the "cheap" theatre and others are "wait for the dvd" movies.

But there has been one movie trailer in particular lately that has even made me check out the movie website....wait for it....wait for the anticipation too much for you?


Has our North American culture been so creative that we have worn out all of the good movie titles? Or are we just too damn lazy to even want to think of anything creative?

The first time that I saw the trailer I seriously had to wonder whether or not it was a joke. I have seen joke movie trailers on some of the better television channels that were mildly amusing. I thought this could be one of those funny jokes...ha...ha...ha. But soon the ha, ha, ha's and wakka, wakka, wakka's turned to confused looks on faces, tilted heads and a great big "huh"? It was a "blink, blink, shake your head" moment.

I came to the realization that, indeed, SNAKES ON A PLANE, is a real movie. With a real actor in it. Samuel L. Jackson must have some sort of community service to do. That is the only logical explanation for such a talented actor appearing in what appears to be a Dr. Seuss book on crystal meth.

Well it is time to go....the bank is closing and I need the kid's RESP's. SNAKES ON A PLANE starts this week.


Anonymous said...

Glad I'm not the only one - I thought the trailer was a joke too. I seriously can't believe this is a movie. What's next? Rats on a boat? Monkey's in a zoo? Sheesh, I'd almost rather see sequels. Speaking of which, have you seen clerks 2?

Anonymous said...

So, Jason thinks I really want to see this movie because I can't quit talking about it. I keep harassing him saying we need to get a babysitter so we can go see snakes on a plane. I also randomly sing snakes on a plane (to the tune of guns in the sky) for kicks. Maybe there is something to be said for a title and trailer that tells you virtually nothing about a movie - it is kind of intriguing.

Anonymous said...

Jason wants to lodge a complaint - no update for two weeks?

Anonymous said...

I also want to log a complaint
Sitting here waiting with fish halitosis................................................