Critics and historians alike have come to the same conclusion: a great movie needs to have four key ingredients.
What are those four ingredients?
A title that is straight forward and yet leaves something to the imagination.
Samuel L. Jackson
SNAKES ON A PLANE has everything needed to make a great movie!!!!
First, it has the best movie title of the 21st century: Snakes on a Plane. It tells you exactly what to expect. The title announces that you should expect to see snakes. Some people (not me) are afraid of snakes. But this title says, “I know you might be afraid, but you should expect to see snakes.”
But the title doesn’t just stop with “Snakes.” No, it goes further and tells you that they are going to be on a plane. Not just by a plane. Not a plane made of snakes. No, those snakes are going to be ON the plane. That’s fuckin’ scary.
Moreover, the title leaves to the imagination about how those snakes get on the plane? Did their carry luggage fit in the over-head bin? Are the snakes disgruntled? Were they drinking? Is there going to be a hot “stewardess” on the plane. Of course there is going to a hot stewardess, this is Hollywood, not real life.
From the title you know it has snakes and an airplane. BAM… ingredients 2 and 3 are in the bag.
Last, but not least, the movie has Samuel “Jedi Master” Jackson. He is the man, the legend and the actor with the highest grossing movies of all time (over $3 billion). You know it is going to be a hit if it has Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson liked the title so much he didn't even bother to read the script. When asked about the movie and its title he said, "It's like, come on. You either want to see this movie or you don't. 'Snakes on a Plane' There's no mystery to that."
Best MOVIE EVER!!! You heard it here.