Snakes On A Plane
(D: David R. Ellis, 105 min)
Not since The Blair Witch Project has a movie captured so much pre-release online buzz. Let's just hope Snakes On A Plane (to think that the studio was thinking of calling it Flight 121!) lives up to the hype. Samuel L. Jackson plays an FBI agent who's escorting a witness to a trial when an assassin releases hundreds of deadly, scaly reptiles to scare the hell out of everyone onboard. Talk about turbulence. New Line's so pumped about the online attention, it even ordered reshoots to change the film rating from PG-13 to R, and inserted dialogue requested by bloggers. Check out www.snakesonablog. com to see how rabid audiences are about the movie. Could be the last big laugh before the summer ends. Opens Friday (August 18). Screened after press time - see Glenn Sumi's online review August 18 at www.nowtoronto.com/film.