No, I'm not talking about a religious experience, though you could consider it one, I'm talking about the greatest movie to grace the theaters not only this summer, this year, or the last 3 years, I'm talking about the greatest movie in the history of film and entertainment. Before I went to go see Snakes on a Plane, I had mixed feelings. One of my friends had seen it Thursday at 10:00, the first showing, and said that it was good, but it did not quite live up to all the hype. This had me disappointed, to say the least. Later in the day, I read some reviews on RottenTomatoes.com. Usually, I hate this site, but as I clicked on the Snakes on a Plane review page, I practically yelled at my future SoaP movie partner that the movie had gotten an 81% so far, amazingly good for a movie that is made to be so-bad-it's-good. The librarian politely asked me to leave the library. So by the time that we reached the theater, I was a little worried, and all I could do was wait. We got into the theater and sat down with the other 8 people there, and in just a couple of minutes, the first preview started playing. The anticipation was rising as my friend and I saw the New Line Cinemas Presents logo pop up. Then we both burst out laughing as the beginning credits started to roll. I hate to ruin anything in the movie, but let me just say, the beginning is in no way what you will be expecting. The laughs didn't stop there, and with us adding our commentary throughout the entire movie, everything this movie represented was made apparent. This was the most fun movie I have ever been to in my life. My friend went as far as to stand up and clap when Samuel said his now famous line, and the only other group of youngsters there stood up with him to applaud the greatness. By the end of the movie, all of our expectations had not only been shattered, but the movie lived up to every single bit of amazingness it promised. For one of the very few times in my life, something great truly lived up to it's incredible level of hype. Snakes on a Plane gets a 97% approval rating for me, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
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On Sunday I bought this shirt. It officially rocks out loud. Once I get it, I am going to take a picture of myself wearing it. By the way, Cafepress is a very intriguing site, where you can design your own, well, anything, from shirts to buttons to coffee mugs. It's a great idea, and even though I haven't completely figured it out, I still love it. Check it out for a buttload of SoaP t-shirts. Once my Snakes on a Plane collection is complete, I will make a big stack for a picture on the blog. All I need now is the novel, the DVD, it's counterpart Snakes on a Train, and an actual live snake...scratch the real snake and you've got my collection. Until I find some more stuff. Cafepress FTW!