Snakes on a Plane

"What's it about?"
"Snakes...on a plane...."

Yeah, you know there's something wrong with a movie that can be summarized in its title (though I guess you could say "Muthafuckin' snakes on a muthafuckin' plane" to make it clear that Samuel Jackson is the star).

But what really bothers me is that "Snakes on a Plane" might seriously be the only original idea out of Hollywood in a while--even "Pirates" has its sources in lots of random things.

If this is the future of movies, we're all better off watching television. TV's really picked up since the evils of reality TV--just look at all of these shows that pack more drama and plot twists than a soap opera and still manage to be taken semi-seriously.

That aside, if "Snakes" succeeds, I'm worried about the kind of future influence the Internet is going to have in what ends up on film. Seriously, the Internet should not run Hollywood. Too many opinions, too many people just typing away....

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