Monday, August 21, 2006

Snakes on a Plane

You know you've really made it when you are lampooned in popular culture. From the NYTimes review of Snakes on a Plane:
The filmmakers don't overplay the political angle, though they do squeeze in a Middle Eastern snake and a scene of an F.B.I. agent sneering about the A.C.L.U.

Does that sentence strike anyone else as funny? What would constitute overplaying the political angle--the Middle Eastern snake declaring jihad and taking over the cockpit?

The review continues:
Mostly, though, what they give us is the chance to win, not with righteous morality, but with an old-fashioned swagger that says, much like the film itself, Hey, we may be stupid, but we rock.

Good. I feel we could really use a little more of that right now.

Lisa in Pittsburgh


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