I know a lot of people out there have been waiting for some news on New Line's 'Snakes on a Plane' -- a flick which has won a fiercely loyal legion of fans simply by shamelessly reveling in its own glorious B-movieness -- and now I finally have something to report. New Line screened a never-before-seen 10 minute clip from 'Snakes' at Comic-Con yesterday, and I was onhand to behold the spectacle of it's awesome no-bones-about-it cheese.
The clip was packed with action: Mighty venomous snakes take chunks of flesh from passengers, and one python even curls itself around a helpless dude in a bone-crushing squeeze. And where's Samuel L. Jackson during all of this? Well, first he's in the cockpit, saving the passengers AND the snakes from a watery end in Davy Jones' Locker. Then he's drawing on his emotional reserves to hug flight attendant Julianna Marguiles and tell her that "I need you to be strong for me," just before jumping down into the luggage compartment to battle the snakes with a makeshift blow torch. So, the flick looks as though it's pretty much exactly what it advertises: a 100% pure, unadulterated so-bad-it's-kinda-good turd sandwich. That said, I saw a lot of fans doing fist pumps and chest bumps during the screening of the footage, and I have to admit that I kind of enjoyed it as well. Fans, you will not be disappointed. Oh yeah, and the clip concluded with Samuel L. uttering the glorious line that so many Internet fans clamored for the filmmakers to include: "I want these motherf&!#in' snakes off my motherf&!#in' plane!" Pure gold.
Tags: Snakes on a Plane, Comics, Comic-Con, Summer Movies