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5/23/2012 6:09:26 PM
Who sang at the end?
5/24/2012 12:20:45 AM
That'd be me :)
4/8/2012 4:19:36 PM
In all fairness to the video game bit, I did learn how to drive a car from playing The Simpsons: Hit and Run. True story...
4/8/2012 2:56:36 PM
I can now see why Al has almost fully abandoned the site with this caliber of comments here. (I know he still helps on writing from time to time - he's a writer! it's understandable - and he still 'advertises' on his Twitter feed to his 600 or so followers who I hardly see down here commenting - but still.
4/8/2012 1:26:51 PM
Actually, the ironic part of the "video gamer flight experience" gag is that Mythbusters proved you don't need /any/ flight experience to land a plane as long as you have someone walk you through it.That said, a little backstory. I actually wasn't originally going to watch this video, but the enormous number of comments kind of forced me to. I had to see if all the people decrying the review were right or not. After having watched it, I have to say...yeah, they are.Look, don't get me wrong. I agree that Snakes on a Plane is stupid, and I understand your idea of watching the movie "fresh" with no preconceptions. The thing is, when you do it like that...well, you REALLY come off like an ignorant moron.I know that's a mean thing to say and I know you don't want to hear it, and yes, my mother did in fact always tell me that if I had nothing nice to say I shouldn't say anything. The best thing I can tell you is that I'm not saying this to be mean. It needs to be said and if you don't want everyone to call you an idiot in the future you should listen: when you review things this way you REALLY come across as a person who has no clue what she's talking about.Just so you know, I'm not picking on you here. I said the same thing to Mendo when he blasted Scott Pilgrim Versus The World. Movies are a product of the culture that birthed them. If you want to understand them, you have to understand that culture. That's not bias, it's reality. If I said, for example, "Shakespeare sucks because none of his plays were set in America" you'd call me an ignorant jackass. Well, when you do reviews like this you come across as the same thing.When you then ignore everyone who tells you this and resort to the lame old "hah, you're all just giving me more hits!" argument like your last post down there...at that point you make yourself look like an ignorant jackass who is also a world-class bitch.Just think about it.
4/8/2012 5:44:56 PM
Wow, I can't even make a joke about views going up without somebody thinking i'm being serious. And thanks for understanding my idea...but calling it ignorant at the same time. Nothing else to say
4/8/2012 6:31:17 PM
Yes, I understand it, but I also think it's stupid. Those two things are not mutually exclusive.What I mean is, I understand what your goal is: you think that by watching the movie fresh and then reviewing it that it makes you unbiased and able to rate the movie more honestly.What I'm telling you is you're wrong. Coming at the movie without the extra, needed information doesn't make your review "unbiased" it makes it "ignorant."That said, you could say - and I would agree - that Snakes on a Plane is still pretty stupid no matter how much prior information you have. It's a pseudo-comedy that was reverse-scripted around a single awesome idea (Samuel L. Jackson screaming "motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!") and while there's certainly a market for that, it doesn't excuse the movie.I'm not so much saying it's as big of a problem for this video as it is that if you keep trying to review movies this way you're going to be wrong a lot and you're going to take a lot of crap for it. This is especially true if you plan on taking on any niche or cult movies and/or movies that are commonly considered good. For example, I hear you're planning on doing Minority Report next. That movie is commonly considered to be at least decent, with a lot of people that like it. If you're planning on blasting it you'd better have some damn good evidence to back that up, and "I didn't understand it" isn't gonna cut it like it did on this movie.Of course, this is all assuming that you care about being respected at all. If you do, then you might seriously want to consider doing research before that review. You'll have people attacking you for it regardless, but at least you'll be able to defend your arguments.(Also I would like to mention, I apologize for saying your accent was fake in the comments on your previous video. I've gotten used to fake accents on the internet and I guess that combined with disagreeing with your arguments and led me to thinking yours was fake. I apologize for that.)
4/8/2012 7:59:38 PM
My review of Minority Report is already online. There was research put into this one, Snakes on a Plane is the only review where I didn't know a single thing about it beforehand. So lets leave that at that. And I accept your apology. I can appreciate if you've heard a lot of fake accents online and just assume that one like mine does sound fake. Let's just say, if I could fake an accent...I'd pick a damn better one than the one I have xD Just to explain real quick my entire family are Scottish, I was born in England and I travel a lot. I've always had a thing about picking up accents, that's why mine sounds very mixed and weird, so it's understandable that some people think it's fake. Just to clear that up
4/8/2012 6:56:24 PM
Jesus. Do you have any idea how fucking deranged you sound?
4/9/2012 1:06:03 AM
What's more deranged?Is it the fact that I calmly suggest she do research before attacking something so as to avoid looking ignorant?Or is it the person who gets pissed and screams that calmness and research are for psychopaths?Think about it.
4/9/2012 2:24:49 AM
Calling someone a "world-class bitch", "ignorant jackass" and an "ignorant moron" over a silly internet video. That's deranged.If you consider that "calmly suggesting" something then you have some serious anger issues.
4/9/2012 12:44:50 PM
First off, I never called her any of those things. I said her style of review and the comments she made made her look like those things. There's a subtle difference.Second, if someone is being an ignorant jackass it's not "deranged" to say so. For example, right now you're acting like a butthurt douchebag. If you think that's an awful thing for me to say and don't want me to say it then in the future you should consider being less of a butthurt douchebag.If you think that's unbelievably harsh and that only a frothing psycho would dare to call you what you are, then I would suggest you get out more. Leave the house. Feel the sunlight on your face. Turns out there's a whole wide world out there. A lot of it's pretty nasty too. In the grand scheme of things "ignorant jackass" is about as harsh as a dandelion head bursting on a crisp spring morning.
4/9/2012 6:12:26 PM
In that case, you're a grade-A cocksucker.
4/9/2012 6:32:59 PM
No, that would be me! I am a brilliant cocksucker, surely ranking by a A+
4/9/2012 7:53:43 PM
oh Holmes, you always make Watson blush with your antics. You say things that your old chap would never do. Moriarty might agree that you are a cocksucker, but not Watson. The Frankenstein Monster for some reason really hates Holmes, and wants to put a hurt on Holmes. Was Holmes being mean to another doctor maybe?
4/9/2012 8:43:14 PM
Well, that certainly was one of my more exciting cases. managed to keep my mind occupied for two whole days. For some reason Watson refused to write it down though. I never really found out why.He keeps hinting it was some-thing I said.. but I for the life of me is at an complete blank! Oh well, when the old cock is insisting upon being so difficult I shan't go bother him any-more.
4/9/2012 9:16:01 PM
This humble person has no doubt that Sofie can defeat three nefarious opponents like the Frankenstein Monster, Sinestro and the most evil of all, the Gingerbread Man! The Red Suitcase Adventures are so full of strife and peril, it would make Lewis Carroll roll over in his grave!
4/10/2012 9:24:28 AM
Well Holmes, I hope you are ready to help Scotland Yard find Alice. It appears she disappeared, down a hole no less in a random field. The Scotland Yard team that was sent there hasn't returned, and Batman isn't answering the Bat Signal. Superman is off world with Green Lantern, and Judge Dredd hasn't been born yet, so it's up to Sherlock Holmes to venture through Wonderland to find Alice. If Watson is busy you can always call on Robin Hood or Lancelot, fine young chaps they be. (sounded like a good segue into a review of the Robin Hood movie starring Russell Crowe, with you and Watson debating Robin Hood's credibility in helping Holmes)
4/10/2012 9:47:35 AM
That whole adventure sounds dull. (says Sherlock Holmes, Sofie says oO;) As for the Russel Crowe movie.. wrote about that ones.. http://sofielpedersen.blogspot.com/2010/07/robin-hood-from-then-to-now.htmlSee.. and gosh, it's almost two years ago... wauw.
4/10/2012 10:40:36 AM
So when Snow White and the Huntsman movie comes out, will Holmes review it with Watson, or will Holmes be busy finding some other people that want to punch Holmes in the face?
4/10/2012 1:44:48 PM
(Shh top secret.) Holmes wont review Snow white and the huntsman with Watson. Cause Holmes will be busy finding other movies about himself he can review with Watson. And thus far Holmes did manage to find two new people.. that both... have funny looks on their faces whenever he speaks.. and they have a funny thing of always tightening their fists..
4/9/2012 8:58:57 PM
Then you might be making the wrong kind of internet videos.
4/10/2012 1:19:35 AM
Now, that's just rude...
4/10/2012 4:29:39 AM
Meh, I have fun doing what I do.
4/13/2012 8:16:15 PM
I know you think you just "got me" or whatever with that, but really? All I'm thinking is "finally, he gets it."Insults aren't the end of the world, and saying what you really believe doesn't make you a psychopath.
4/7/2012 9:48:33 AM
Holy crap! Over 90 comments on one of my videos! I know most of it is built on the argument that people didn't like what I tried for this video but screw that! Never had this many comments on a video I've done before so thanks everybody. It's you guys who are putting my views up and up so again thanks :) And if you want to see my brand spanking latest episode, Minority Report, follow my twitter feed later today for more details ;)
4/8/2012 10:46:52 AM
If you think this movie generated comments, then wow prepare yourself for Minority Report. It's going to get ugly no matter how you approach that one.
4/7/2012 8:31:10 AM
So. Let me just point out the hilarity that you are arguing about SNAKES ON A PLANE.
5/23/2012 6:07:30 PM
Apparently this movie is serious business. I just went with MST3K mantra, just relax people.
4/7/2012 7:07:00 AM
JESUS, people are dumb. Keep doing what you're doing Suzie.
4/7/2012 9:34:08 AM
Thank you so much Steve :) Don't worry I am going to keep making these videos for as long as I can :)
5/23/2012 5:37:42 PM
Seriously, take a chill pill people. The vid was great Suzie.
4/7/2012 1:45:34 AM
Someone PLEASE tell me there's going to be actual quality control for site material from now on so we don't get this situation again?
4/7/2012 5:55:57 AM
There is. Albert this site owner and manager watches every single video that goes up, and that is proving incredible dedication if you ask me.He also gives us constructive criticism, more than ones he pointed out editing then flaws in my videos, asked me to talk slower and make my videos shorter. Again, we are a bunch of single people doing this solo, we are not productions team, just us. So none of us are going to shoot the lord of the rings any-time soon. Suzie I am sorry sorry for taking over your comment section like this!
4/8/2012 3:13:11 PM
Rock on, Suze! Rock on!
4/5/2012 7:17:32 PM
This is why the site should just stop making new material and just archive itself. Reviewers who don't know their own fucking source material.
4/6/2012 8:26:01 AM
That's it! I don't know why the message isn't sinking in but nobody seems to understand I didn't research before seeing the movie ON PURPOSE!!! To try something new! What is wrong with trying something new?
4/6/2012 10:53:57 AM
For the record, I like your videos Suzie, I like you. I guess.. some people just prefer videos examining the subject of today rather than commenting on only the finished product. That is the only reasoning I can gather behind this absurd attack on a solid video. But again.. all movies should be able to be enjoyed without the viewer having to do home-work, so the reasoning from some-one not knowing the background material should be just as valid as if not more valid than people whom knows every-thing about the subject. I hate all the comments I got about my green lantern video with people saying. "But if you read the comic book, you would know that blah blah blah."Well I didn't read seventy years of collected continuity to watch my movie, I really shouldn't have to -_-; That how-ever didn't stop me from pointing out what was similar to older Holmes's in my Holmes video.. cause I am a holmes fan, so I know some-thing.. meh. I am just rambling.Again, I actually liked this video! And mr Rabble Rouser. Just because this site is now hosting vidoes does not mean the articles disappears, if you go to the bar above there is one of the bars called. "The Agonizer." that is the article section of the site where ALL articles are stored and will continue being stored. If you said we should stop growing and produce stuff on the site, it would be the same as killing this little island of cyberspace. Traffic would stop, it would be forgotten, there would be no bother to run the site any-longer and PUFF, then the articles are gone for realsies. The site needed to expand and grow, and Albert chose to take the path of hiring video producers. If you want a site solely based on articles expanding in other directions I highly recommend "Cracked.com" or stay at the agonizer which is still articles only.
4/6/2012 5:01:03 PM
Thank you so much Sofie, that means a lot that somebody is backing up the point of me making this video. I'm really glad that you liked this one as it was my favourite video to make...so far lol. I'm sorry I haven't gotten around to commenting on your videos as yet but I am a fan of your work and I think you're an awesome person :) I find it bizarre that this particular video of mine gets the response on this site that it's gotten when it seems to me that I'm not the only person that has tried this method of reviewing before, and like you said yourself, you have done this as well. So I find it very confusing that some of the viewing public are actually offended by this method being used. It won't stop me doing it with future reviews and I thank you once again for your kind words and again, you're an awesome person :) This has cheered me up :)
4/6/2012 5:50:48 PM
Yayness, we are fans of each other! Well, take this as constructive criticism. I sincerely hope you do. I honestly mostly prefer videos digging into the subject and adds another layer of meaning by analysing and giving thoughts upon a subject based on controversy, things that stands out, cliches, the subject matter, how it stands again prior movies in same franchise ext. You cannot do that by just watching a movie without exploring a bit where it came from, or at least chose a movie which provoked specific thoughts in you. Honestly.. I don't care that much for my Green Lantern review.. cause.. I really didn't care all of that much for the movie. Yeah it was bad, yeah I am sad it pretty much killed a future justice league movie, but it wasn't that bad on a offending level and dumb controversy wasn't so big of a problem, it was just so messily written. And I admit.. I chose to pick up that movie and review it, without having seen it before.. because I knew people would be interested in watching that review. And I was right, it's one of my most viewed videos, and I think it's because of the movie chosen, not because of the quality, cause it's one of my lesser good videos. But then again, I am a big NC fan, and he is pretty much just jokes without to much analysis nor thoughts. But also he tense to give a little bit of background information by the beginning and end of his videos. And I believe that does elevate him and his videos by the end. It just makes him that tad bit more interesting that I know he is a man whom cares and wants to shed some light on his subjects.Just that little touch in his Patch Adams video where he talked about the real Patch Adams, that really helped elevate the whole experience and gave some spot light to a man that deserved it. I think it would help you if you decided to do re-search ones in a while. And well, my mentality is kind of a "one for me one for you." kind of, I do I movie or subject that interests me personally, then I do one I know people want from me, then some-thing I want to talk about. And to make the whole thing confusified, I want to be funny.. so things tense to get a bit messed up. in the twilight review I just went for funny all the way through..But you know, in the end of the day what really matters is that you feel like you put out videos you personally feel proud of! Whether you try to go the informative or funny rout. And you can feel proud of this video, it's solid. I do think you can still evolve, but that's the nice thing right? I can so much evolve myself! I got so much to learn! i'm just so happy people like my videos at all :) And all those people out there yelling. "Stupid fake accent, why does she keep on using it?" They can bite me... why on earth would ever try to use a fake accent? what sense does that make. Sorry for ranting, it's just my thoughts. And I hope we can be friends :)
4/6/2012 7:49:29 PM
No one said anything about anyone's accent....
4/6/2012 8:18:46 PM
It was just an example of the accusations we as video producers receive, and really. We need to be thick skinned to survive. Most of my commenter's are brilliant! I love those people, I love talking to them, but there will always slip some kind of comment like that through, and sometimes the attacks just flies in.MY accent has been attacked on numerous occasions, I am the one hosting "Red suitcase adventures." and I am a Dane, so I have a accent, some-times thicker than other times, but it is at all times genuine as English is not my first language. So that accusation seems just as dead-pan and not thought through as some of the accusations coming across in comments below. And well, none of us are big stars with producers in front and back to protect us and tell us how great we are, we are just us, single individuals sitting in our living rooms with a cam.. we are just us. When we all ready had a bad day and sit down to read comments like that.. we can all get offensive, we are all just singular human beings, and we have good and bad days, we do mistakes, and when that happens it's a shame when we don't listen.But! We also just loves making these videos for fun. We don't do it to step on any-bodies toes, or force our opinions down on you, You are not required to share our beliefs, at best we hope to give you some laughs and a little food for thought. And we do this for our love of movies and making videos, nothing more nothing less. None of us make a cent on any of this, none of us archive higher nerd status or any-thing like that.We got jobs and educations to take care off beside this thing, this is our hobby, our room of freedom and creativity.We don't wish this to turn into a battle zone, we don't wish a hostile environment. We want to relax and have fun. Come to us with constructive criticism and we will respond with thought and honest replies. Come to us with complaints and no reasoning, we get defensive. Again, we are just people. And people have bad days. It takes hours and dedication to just make one single video, so having people hating it without prober reasoning hurts really bad. And it hurts so bad.. because we honestly care. If we didn't care, we wouldn't get defensive.
4/6/2012 8:21:52 PM
I believe saying "I wish that you would do more research on the subject you are reviewing" is constructive criticism. I was a film student, this is how we were taught to crit.
4/7/2012 5:45:30 AM
you can give constructive criticism and be polite about it.You were being rude, it was the way you said it. And no amount of education in the entire world earns any-body the right to be rude. There isn't even any education earning you are right to "Be right." If any thing, all the good educations will try to learn you how to "question." and "explore." I know the internet is hardly a gentleman zone, but at least we can try.
4/7/2012 6:10:23 AM
I've been wanting to make a publishable Flash video game for awhile, and would like to work on Red Suitcase Adventure game, would you have a problem if I worked on it? (I have two jobs so it won't be public any time soon I just want to make sure it's OK before I start)
4/7/2012 6:22:02 AM
You should have asked me in the comments to one of my own videos, I all ready feel bad about filling up so much space in Suzies comment section.But answer.. that would be freaking awesome. why would I ever say no to that?
4/7/2012 7:14:12 AM
This was the most current comment of yours, of course Suzie could make a cameo if she wanted.
4/7/2012 8:02:19 AM
If you need to ask any-thing or need some-thing from me in future, just contact me on my mail. SofieSilly@Hotmail.dkAnd if you wish some-thing from other booth contributors such as Sursum Ursa (My watson remember :3) Or grumby care bear Mr. Mendo, I can contact them for you.
4/8/2012 3:23:56 PM
4/7/2012 9:39:01 AM
Holy crap yes! That'd be awesome :D I feel honoured even being mentioned in this awesome idea.
4/7/2012 6:12:35 AM
I wasn't rude at all, no. I was perfectly polite until people started yelling at me for having an opinion. And actually, being educated in something and knowing facts would make you "correct".
4/7/2012 6:26:16 AM
Asuming you are right and every-body else is wrong, refusing to listen. out-right calling us wrong. that is rude. If you want an education where you can have correct answers you are in the wrong buisness. You want to get into sciense then, and math. Scienes is about finding the truth, art is about challenging the truth, and art will always be different dependent on origin, culture ext. What gives perfect meaning in china gives no meaning in Sweden and virsa versa. When talking fiction, movies, art pieces. No one is right, all you have are a bunch of opinions.A film school can learn you about camera ankles, basis for story telling, flow ext. It can't teach you to be right about movies, because there will always be another way to look at it. And that is what makes art discussion forums so damn interesting, there's alway some-one with a new way of seeing it.
4/7/2012 8:26:17 AM
And making a video "critiquing" and badmouthing what someone else has made is not art. It can be interesting, but what you're doing? Not art.
4/7/2012 12:40:06 AM
I'm sorry, you don't 'archive higher nerd status'?
4/7/2012 5:47:20 AM
Dane, remember. write me a letter in danish without spelling or grammar mistakes and you will have my ever lasting admiration.
4/7/2012 6:11:33 AM
Big difference between grammar mistakes and complete nonsense.
4/7/2012 1:32:50 AM
Why am I thinking about Thomas Hardy for some reason? (The author, not the actor.)
4/7/2012 5:49:56 AM
As I like Thomas Hardy and his ideals, I'll take that as a compliment. I actually had to make up a new word for my way of seeing the world.I am an "individualist." I believe we are all unique human beings, all seeing the world in our own unique way having our own unqie truth. And I don't believe any-body is entirely wrong nor right. Also I believe in karma, which is why you should always be polite.
4/6/2012 11:13:14 PM
Now that sounds like an awesome plan Sofie :) Thanks again :)
4/6/2012 7:48:11 PM
Um. Cracked is videos and articles, and the agonizer is regular articles, not article recaps, which I think is what the commenter wanted. Do you even look at the website you're a contributor on? Or the rest of the internet?I feel like the only people on this site who understand how to actually review a movie are the article writers, Leslie Rice, Ceciol and Mr Mendo.
4/6/2012 11:22:34 PM
I'm starting to think that you have an answer for everything so I'd love to see a video recap from yourself so you can prove how to do it and teach the rest of us how to do it. You seem to know it all. Not trying to be spiteful, I'm just intrigued to know what knowledge you can pass on to us who apparently don't know what we're doing. Thanks :)
4/6/2012 11:42:11 PM
An answer that corrects incorrect data? Yes, I do. If I had a webcam, I sure would.
4/7/2012 4:58:56 AM
typical troll to be honest. I'd ignore him.
4/7/2012 6:10:20 AM
FYI people named "Annie" are generally women.
4/7/2012 9:05:20 AM
Super trolls are generally men.
4/7/2012 9:32:58 AM
...wait. So...because I have an opinion and criticism, that makes me a man?
4/7/2012 10:10:59 AM
Being anonymous implies it so yes.
4/7/2012 10:44:34 AM
...how am I anon? My name is right there.
4/7/2012 11:13:03 AM
Yeah no avatar and random name doesn't equal anon. I agree with you there.
4/7/2012 6:54:43 PM
Yeah, we're all pretty sure you're a dude.
4/7/2012 6:02:31 AM
We have been asked to do video reviews which are 15 minutes long.And I am even incappable of that as my reviews usually clocks in at 20 minutes. But only having 15-20 minutes to work with, it's not going to be a "Plinkett." analyzation of every single little detail.Further more, we often have to pick between. "Informative." or "Funny." mostly we try to go with both, but that is a difficult balancing act, especially with the time limit. Some-times we go ahead and just goes for hundred percent funny, which would be this review, my twilight review.. Mendo makes reviews to you know. his last unicorn review. The agonizer is ALL articles, both regular articles and article re-caps. again, if we don't have traffic on the site we will close down and that entire section would be gone.Suzie had a brilliant idea below... create your own site with the content you want, and make the content you want. Every-one is allowed to do that. It's hard to create content of cause, but you clearly feel strongely about this. So go on and prove us wrong. Action counts more than words you know.
4/7/2012 6:09:58 AM
Yes, I'm well aware Mendo does reviews. That's why I mentioned his reviews. In my comment of who does them well.
4/4/2012 6:12:49 PM
Okay guys, it seems that this is an issue that needs addressing to everybody. When I'm reviewing a movie for The Blockbuster Chick Reviews, I always pick a movie that I know everybody will know, either having seen it or hearing about it, and I usually go for movies I've either never seen (like SOAP) or haven't seen since my childhood (like WWW), that way you get a more honest opinion from me instead of having an opinion just like everybody else if it's a movie that I know very well. I'd never seen Snakes on a Plane but knew from a LOT of people that it was bad. I didn't want to know anything about it until I saw it for myself and the review that you saw is based on my honest reactions to seeing this movie for the first time as I recorded myself when I watched it. The jokes that came out of that recording are the ones that ended up in this video. That's simply how it came about. I felt this was a great process to work on as I was getting my reactions at that exact point and not having to watch a 5 minute section 20 times back to try and come up with a joke. I riff movies all the time in real life, it's just what I do. I never shut up during a movie, which is also another reason why The Blockbuster Chick exists. And let me just point out as well that I did say at the end of the video that this was supposed to be a comedy apparently so I was aware when doing research after seeing it for the first time. Before seeing it, I didn't want to know anything about it, because I felt it would get a more honest reaction from me...which I felt it did. If this didn't come across, I apologise. Now I hope this clears some things up and if there's anything else, I'd love to know in a constructive way please. Thank you all.
4/4/2012 9:19:48 PM
No complaints at all here, I agree not everyone reacts or interprets movies in the same way, it's interesting to see how individuals react to movies or how they value them. But the dog being fed to the snake, while wrong was insanely funny.
4/4/2012 9:55:17 PM
Parody and comedy aren't always the same thing.
4/4/2012 10:41:52 PM
Eh, seems more like a "shit happens" kinda thing than a problem with your approach. Yeah you might have misunderstood the movie, but In this case that wouldn't really be your fault. This movie was basically made as the punchline to a long running internet joke. A punchline without a lead in is just a non-sequitur, so IMO it's more the movie's fault for making prior knowledge assumptions. It's like an adaptation that requires you to have read the book in order to understand what's happening, or any movie that requires you to have read a tie in comic book, or played a website viral marketing game, etc. In that respect, a failure to "get it" based on unfamiliarity with such extra material is in itself a valid criticism/indictment of the movie.And IMO it isn't really fair to criticize you for not being aware of the meme. I wasn't aware of it either before the movie came out. Whatever forums or whatnot that particular meme was popular on were apparently completely different than the ones I frequented, so I'd honestly never encountered it. People forget that the internet is just as culturally varied as the meat world, I guess.
4/4/2012 11:52:14 PM
There was nowhere on the internet you could go without hearing about it. Including this site, which I believe has Snakes on a Plane coverage. Not an excuse.
4/5/2012 2:04:59 AM
Sorry, but that's complete balls. I've been on the internet since the early nineties (perks of having a research scientist for a dad), and I'd never heard of it 'till the promotional stuff for the movie started coming out. Being all over the sites you and your friends frequented is far from the same as being all over the internet.
4/5/2012 3:33:33 AM
I'm sure it wasn't on research scientist websites, sure. But yahoo? Alta vista? The news? Yeah.
4/8/2012 1:39:58 AM
Aaaaand no. Guess that says a lot about what some people consider "the news" if a random meme with no relevance outside of the more autocanniballistic circles of pop-culture is remembered as being "all over". Those of us who cared more about actual current events than who the latest teen pop sensation was seen holding hands with where naturally looking at different news.Do yourself a favor and look up "false consensus" and "selection bias" wikipedia.
4/8/2012 3:02:00 AM
Well, if you don't care about movie culture, that's your business, but someone calling themselves a "movie critic" should at least have a passing familiarity with major studio releases from 5 years ago. And if they don't have that familiarity, they should at least care enough about the subject matter to go look it up.Go look up reviews of this movie, and try to find one legitimate critic who reviewed this movie without mentioning the internet buzz surrounding it. Go on, take as much time as you need.Also, you need to go look up "straw man" on Wikipedia, because caring about movies and keeping up with major film releases != caring about "the latest teen pop sensation" and who they "hold hands" with.
4/8/2012 10:34:08 AM
Please stop. This is going too far now. I've told you numerous times why I didn't look into the movie before watching it, and am sick of repeating myself so please PLEASE stop! Let it go
4/8/2012 2:42:44 PM
They will look up and shout "Save us!"...and I'll look down and whisper "No."
4/8/2012 9:34:26 AM
Movie critics should probably care abou movie culture. Just saying.
4/5/2012 1:24:08 AM
Even allowing for the (remote) possibility of being completely unfamiliar with this movie, it would take a person all of 2 minutes on Google to find out the whole story behind it. Just going to Wikipedia tells me the movie was "an Internet phenomenon, due to the film's title, casting, and premise. In response to the Internet fan base, New Line Cinema incorporated feedback from online users into its production". And that's in the second paragraph.Even if it's just a dumb piece of shit movie about CGI snakes, I still expect a reviewer to do the bare minimum amount of research before criticizing something.
4/5/2012 2:48:03 AM
Two problems with that argument:1) It assumes she has probable cause to think there's something to be looked up in the first place.2) It assumes that research is essential to a review on principle.The first borders on circular logic in this case. The second is at best an opinion, at worst debatable. The average moviegoer can't be expected to research everything they watch, so an intellectually honest critique should be based on the movie all on it's own. Essential info that isn't actually in the movie itself arguably shouldn't be taken into consideration even if the reviewer is aware of it... Just ask Mendo. ;)You could argue that cultural context is important, and that one should research the context of a movie that comes from a context other than one's own... but that brings us back to #1 above, since without prior exposure to the meme, she had no reason to suspect the context of this movie differed from her own (kind of a catch-22 in this case, since merely being aware of the difference is all it would take to eliminate it) ... which in turn brings us back to "shit happens".Why is everyone so butthurt about this anyway? She got it wrong, because she lacked info she had no reason to look for, because the only way for her to know she needed to look for it was to already have it. Shit. Happens.
4/5/2012 3:32:35 AM
Okay, how about lookingon the back of the dvd box, where it also says these things?
4/5/2012 3:39:32 AM
Point of fact, from the dvd back cover:"Snakes on a Plane knows exactly what kind of movie it is, knows exactly what moviegoers expect from a title like Snakes on a Plane, and delivers the exact pleasures of a movie in which poisonous snakes are unleashed on a plane to kill an eyewitness to murder. Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Long Kiss Goodnight) knows exactly what he's doing in this movie and knows exactly when to pull out the superbad Samuel L. Jackson stare and deliver the infuriated Samuel L. Jackson bellow. The rest of the cast--including Julianna Margulies (ER), Rachel Blanchard (the TV series Clueless), Kenan Thompson (Fat Albert), David Koechner (Anchorman), Bobby Canavale (The Station Agent), and Sunny Mabrey (One Last Thing...)--play their parts with admirably straight faces and deadpan humor. Director David R. Ellis (Final Destination 2, Cellular) gives the movie the much-needed headlong momentum you would expect from a former stunt coordinator. In summation: A perfect piece of self-aware but not self-conscious high camp entertainment, blending comedy and thrills in perfect proportion."
4/5/2012 5:30:50 AM
What if I went to see the Human Centipede without knowing what it was about, and complained about it being gross and disgusting... Would you consider that an insightful criticism of the movie? Or would you dismiss it as the opinion of someone too lazy to know what he was getting himself into?
4/5/2012 9:29:57 PM
Just because a movie is meant to be gross and disgusting, those not mean that isn't something worth complaining about. While one could argue that the gross out factor of movie doesn't necessarly make it all bad, it could just as reasonably be argued that the 'gag' factor makes the movie less good. The filmmakets attentions shouldn't be a defense for an unrewarding experiance and a critic should be honest about how a movie effects them personally.
4/5/2012 11:31:58 PM
Anyone watching Human Centipede is expecting, and probably hoping, to be completely grossed out. Complaining about the gross out factor would be a waste of time for everybody.We may have to agree to disagree on this, but to me, criticizing the title of Snakes on a Plane is like criticizing a Superman movie because it has a guy flying around in a red cape.
4/6/2012 12:20:20 AM
Anyone watching Human Centipede is expecting, and probably hoping, to be completely grossed out. Complaining about the gross out factor would be a waste of time for everybody.That assumes "everybody" has the same standards. It also mean the ever horror movie fan expects each and every horror movie to go "over the edge." The gross appeal is just one of the aspects of what makes horror popular and while we have different tastes about entertainment, we can still reserve the right to argue that certain movies focus on too much of one thing. I do see what you mean about judging a movie for it's intend purpose. That is very important! However even if you accept that some unusual touch was made for a creative purpose, you still could argue that even for that occiassion it just didn't work. Than again, parodies (or self-mocking movies in this case) may be sort of critic proof to begin with. There not meant to do much more than make you laugh so you're only sound way to judge it is take ask yourself "do I laugh?" Well I haven't seen "Snakes on a Plane," but I found the the comic effect of the title wore off pretty quick!
4/6/2012 7:50:59 PM
I am not sure you understand what a parody is.
4/6/2012 11:19:48 PM
Well the line between parody and satire can sometimes by blurry. Note I refered to this movies title as "self-mocking," which is not quite the same as parody.
4/6/2012 11:42:50 PM
And an incorrect referral.
4/5/2012 8:20:17 PM
Always glad to get a shout-out!But, once again I must agree. A film's artistic merit should not require a master's course before you've even sat down to watch it. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: something that is intended to entertain should not come with homework.Also, I'd like to bring up that Suzie is from a different country, and, believe it or not, different countries have different memes...
4/5/2012 11:34:19 PM
Googling the title of the movie and clicking on the first result is not what I would call a master's course.
4/8/2012 1:46:57 AM
Nor is it really what most people do for most of the movies they watch. How many movies have you seen because they happened to be on TV, or because you were hanging out with friends who wanted to see it, or because you were browsing netflix and thought, "sure why not" and tossed it in the que for later?
4/8/2012 2:44:45 AM
Yeah and "most people" don't call themselves movie critics and post their video reviews on the internet. If a person can spend the hours required to write and edit a 20+ minute review of a movie, the least we can expect of them is taking an extra few minutes to look up background info about the movie.
4/8/2012 9:32:42 AM
4/8/2012 10:22:14 AM
Can we please drop this? I think the horse is dead already. Let's move onto the next reviews.
4/8/2012 10:36:08 AM
You need to review something with deep philosophical undertones like Boa vs Python or the Hills Have Eyes. Or the best option might be the Giant Claw.
4/8/2012 1:52:11 AM
I'd seen you bring it up several times in your past vids, so I thought: "hey, cultural context for the Agony Booth".
4/8/2012 3:25:38 PM
Well, I haven't said it in a video yet, so I guess it's not "canon"...
4/5/2012 7:05:20 PM
I don't think you got the point of my statement above. I was trying something new, obviously in your eyes it did not work and made me seem lazy. Can I ask if you do any video making? Because I'd love to see other people review this movie. I'm not trying to be petty, I'm simply trying to defend myself. I was trying a new idea with this review to see what response I would get. I've gotten mainly a positive response and I do take constructive criticism seriously. But when I'm just getting people calling me lazy and not caring to look into what the movie was about before hand even though I stated I DID NOT WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT BEFORE SEEING IT TO GET A MORE REALISTIC REACTION then...I don't know what to do. I'm sorry that I didn't hear any information about this movie beforehand. I'm sorry I don't have the same movie knowledge as yourself. But we are 2 completely different people who have 2 completely different opinions and you have your sites and sources you visit as do I. Obviously with this review in your eyes and a few others to name who've left comments here, I screwed it up. I'm sorry. I'll never try it again.
4/4/2012 3:28:45 AM
Complaining that Snakes on a Plane is a bad movie would seem to be pointless. It was meant to be a bad movie.
4/4/2012 3:58:27 AM
Really? It was meant to be bad? I can't imagine a director waking up every day and saying, "Boy, I hope this movie turns out to be crap!"
4/4/2012 5:03:03 AM
People make bad movies all the time on purpose.
4/5/2012 9:39:46 PM
Depends on what you mean by making bad movies. If nothing else, the filmmaker should want to be good enought to make a profit since it's expensive to make a movie. If you expect it to sell, than you should try to make it a "good experiance" of some kind for someone. I don't know if anyone ever sat down and said "I'm going to make a movie so laughable bad that the audience won't care how bad it and than it'll be a cult favoriate." You can't really make a cult movie. Only the audience can do that.BTW I realize there are some movies that are so bad it feels like they weren't even trying, but that's not the same thing as screwing up on purpose.
4/6/2012 10:21:44 AM
1-SOAP is a cult movie. That is a fact. 2-It made a ton of money.
4/6/2012 11:32:51 PM
I don't see how that contradicts anything I've writen. Sometimes a movie makes a ton of money and still gains a cult following. Doesn't happen often, but it's still possible. Maybe they were hoping to achieve both, but with most movies your better off just trying to make a profit the first time around. A movie can only develop a cult following "after-the-fact" and that's something you can't premeditate.
4/6/2012 11:43:28 PM
It developed a cult following beforehand simply because of how it was made.
4/7/2012 1:31:05 AM
A cult following is by definition acquired, not made. This can happen for many reasons, but it's the audience that creates the following. Not all cult movies were criticlly panned or boxoffice bombs when they were first released, though many of them are. Yet they develop a larger special status over time and that's based on a special devotion by a a select group of people united by that devotion. What may be a cult favoriate for some might be just another good, bad, or decent movie to others. Either way, it's the select AUDIENCE that creates the status AFTER the fact. That much is generally agreed upon about cult films, even if nothing else is.Allmovie glossary writes:[Generally a cult film is one that has minimal popular appeal but has a great following with a select group within the public sphere. This genre generally has a following on college campuses or late night audiences and elicits audience participation in the form of responsorial dialogue, costuming and props.]
4/7/2012 6:14:35 AM
It's cult status was aquired through how it was produced.
4/7/2012 1:34:31 AM
Here are some more specifics concept details if you'd like to learn more:http://www.filmsite.org/cultfilms.html
4/3/2012 10:18:53 PM
Funny and well produced.Unlike the film.(I particularly liked your revised lyrics to "Yakety Sax".)
4/4/2012 6:14:41 PM
Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked the review. This is my favourite video that I've made...for the time being ;) lol
4/3/2012 3:59:42 PM
...You're aware that the whole movie was always intended to be a ridiculous, over-the-top horror parody, right? I thought it was plainly obvious, but I guess not...
4/3/2012 7:49:23 PM
To be honest and from the reviews I got from my friends and online colleagues, I was lead to believe that this was a straight forward thriller/horror movie. And the way that it comes across in some areas doesn't help to confirm its not to be taken seriously. That's why I pointed out that the Epic Movie parody actually made it look like a parody...because thats what it was - a parody. I appreciate your comment and hope you liked the review anyway :)
4/4/2012 3:31:48 AM
The movie plot came from the fact that someone saw the movie title on a spec script site. The actual movie and the original script have very little to do with each other. Even the line "I am tired of these motherf*cking snakes...." was born from the internet seeing the Sam Jackson was in it and making that line up. It was not even originally intended for the movie at all. Basically the movie was an internet meme that got turned into a movie. Considering this was like...6 years ago, I'm not really sure how all of this passed you by. It's even on wikipedia. It's why there's a line in the theme song that says "Snakes on a Blog". You could even get a voicemail thing at one point of Samuel L Jackson recording a snakes on a plane voicemail thing for you.
4/4/2012 4:28:16 AM
To be honest, I'm also mystified as to how anybody could spend any time on the internet at all and not be familiar with the story behind this movie. And even if you haven't heard of it before, how could you watch a movie called "Snakes on a Plane" expecting a serious thriller?I think the worst part is how the review starts off complaining that the title gives away the plot of the movie. Uhh... isn't that the whole reason the movie got made?
4/4/2012 5:04:11 AM
It is. In fact Samuel L Jackson threatened to walk off when they were going to change the title of the movie.
4/4/2012 6:19:21 PM
Like I said in previous comments, the review you see before you is a compilation on my reactions of seeing this for the very first time and not knowing anything about it. I learned when researching it that it was a parody. And can you honestly tell me that you wouldn't know what to expect just from seeing the title and think this is just going to be based around snakes on a plane? A title's supposed to capture the movie goers attention, not give you the plot synopsis straight away before you've seen it. THAT was my point.
4/4/2012 9:59:14 PM
Movie titles occasionally do give plot points away. So you'll see it. Like: "2-Headed Shark Attack", "Nightmare on Elm Street", "Snakes on a Train" and "Dinocroc vs. Supergator".
4/5/2012 9:54:28 PM
I'd say "Nightmare on Elm Street" could mean a number of things if you knew nothing else going in. Which makes it a much more interesting title than say, "Stalker in Your Dreams." In fact I tend to find title that spell out the premise to be lazy and bland. Especially when the constanly reuse powere words like 'Fatal,' 'Deadly,' and 'Final.' It's like there just keep pulling out words from the same cracker-jake box and rearrange them. Maybe the attention of "Snakes on a Plane." was to mock this cliche, but unfourtuntely they may have only encouraged it.
4/6/2012 7:51:52 PM
So? And it's cracker Jack, not Cracker jake.
4/6/2012 11:36:54 PM
Sooooo....IMO a title is much more memorable and interesting when it leaves sometime to the imagination. That's my point.
4/6/2012 11:44:40 PM
So, I was not referring to that. I was referring to your statement that this movie encouraged more kitschy schlock films: So what? Those films have fans too.
4/6/2012 11:57:17 PM
I was refering to the title and only said "may have." I don't know that other successfull film have been released since that used the same marketing gimmack of a title that just spells it out. It's just a gimmack that doesn't appeal to me. Okay so this movie have it's fans. Good for them. I wasn't judging the movie itself, only it's marketing which just doesn't do for me.
4/7/2012 12:30:25 AM
In this case, the marketing is what created the film.
4/7/2012 1:48:18 AM
If that was true, than why even bother seeing the whole movie. Just soar through all the advertising. Marketing is no assurance of high grosses. Oh it may assure a high opening weekend, but you need audiences to keep coming back for it to be a hit. I'd like to think that most people are smart often not to embrace a movie and ecuourage friends to see it due to hype alone!(Note: I've exuasted this topic. Thank you anyone one who could keep up with this.)
4/7/2012 6:15:29 AM
I'm not talking about the ads, I'm talking about how it was talked about on the internet before it was ever made.
4/4/2012 4:20:59 AM
I wonder if you actually know what an over the top parody looks like. Have you seen Airplane? The Naked Gun? Hot Shots? This movie might be tongue-in-cheek in places but calling it a parody is a stretch.
4/4/2012 5:03:33 AM
Maybe you should try researching the movie being reviewed.
4/3/2012 7:19:59 AM
You keep mentioning "for more hilarity". Snakes on a Plane wasn't a comedy. It was a schlocky Cormanesque horror movie, which undercuts the logic complaint as well. Personally I liked it; it did exactly what it set out to do. I think your expectations were off.
4/3/2012 7:47:00 PM
Hey there, What I meant when I kept stating "for more hilarity" was the point that apparently this movie was supposed to be a comedy. I was in the same boat as yourself when I thought this movie was supposed to be a straight forward thriller/horror movie, which in that field failed spectacularly. I only found out what genre this movie fell into after I'd watched it and when I was researching for the review. A lot of people are in agreement with you saying they liked it...this is my personal opinion. I wish I didn't have to point out the fact that we are all allowed an opinion but it seems I have to. Anyway, regardless, I hope you enjoyed the video.
4/4/2012 3:33:02 AM
Why make a "this movie is illogical" video after you discovered that was 70% of the point?
4/4/2012 5:46:36 PM
Because it was my honest opinion! That's it. I'm sorry if this puts you off of liking the video but I find it very frustrating when people can't accept that this is MY opinion and that The Blockbuster Chick is a CHARACTER. She is an exagerration of my own opinions as a fan of movies. In real life I do analyse EVERY LITTLE PART of a movie until I bore my family to tears. If I did a video of everything I personally think as Suzie....the video would be horrendously long and then I'd get complaints that the video was too damn long! So, it seems that I really can't win in any discussion that the videos I make are my own opinion, that I play a character, and I review blockbuster movies because they're the movies I watch all the time. But to be honest, I make these videos because I really enjoy making them, its a learning curve for video making as I taught myself how to do it and I just thoroughly enjoy the entire experience. But it does get a little disheartening when I'm having people constantly pointing out 1 little flaw in any review I do. Personally, I found this movie illogical, I wanted to point out to the audience HOW I found it illogical and my humour comes from me being angry. Pure and simple. I appreciate those of you who did like the video and also those of you who don't and give me constructive criticism. I do know what a parody movie is, Naked Gun & Airplane being some of my personal favourites. So I hope you guys can appreciate my thoughts here and keep tuning in to the reviews to come :)
4/5/2012 3:40:05 AM
Yeah. I don't know.
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