Who ordered the scrambled brains?

"Creamy. Indulgent. Chewy."

Like totally, SLAP!

Here’s an article about the pervasive public influence on the upcoming blockbuster B-movie Snakes on a Plane. Why “blockbuster”? Because this movie marks the dawning of a new age. If you haven’t heard about it, Snakes on a Plane stars Samuel Jackson and is intentionally ridiculous and intentionally B-grade production. Why would anyone make a movie like that? Because all Hollywood has churned out for years now is calculated, fluffy vapidity. Hollywood is stale. Beyond stale, it’s doggone gotten rotten. This movie slaps the anthromorphic face of every major Hollywood studio out there and heralds an era of realism and public connectivity, because it involves and reacts to the public directly (via Internet-based fan forums). This bypasses the exalted screenwriters, who have schizophrenically become either too plastic or too cerebral to make any meaningful connection with audiences. This movie unintentionally conveys public criticism of Hollywood. Hence I’d gladly pay to see this ridiculous, entertaining movie and I’m sure many others will as well. People don’t care about perfectly calculated, perfectly vapid Hollywood fluff (anymore, phew!). They want real, hard, crap.

Er, they want something they can meaningfully connect with (even if it’s crap).

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filonious punk said:

I am with you on this one Mike. I have seen so many movies lately on the big screen that make me want to put a plastic bag over my head. The ones I have liked are all low budget. Though i don’t have much desire to watch this movie, I do want the real, hard, crap.

Mike McG said:

Haha, “put a plastic bag over my head.” Yes yes, that’s much better than the hyperbole I commonly employ of wanting merely “to be tortured to death” to get out of unendurable situations. Thank you for comments. Although I do not know who you are, f. punk, it is reassuring to know that there are people that can identify with my humble, inarguable writings.

 
 

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