I finally decided that a blog about popular online video was remiss not to include some mention to the “Snakes on a Plane” viral videos. Especially since we’re down to less than a month before the August 18 release date.
In case you’ve slept through the past 8 months, here’s the backdrop: Samuel Jackson’s movie “Snakes on a Plane” has had one of the most fascinating fan support ever- even before the movie had spent a penny producing it (or finishing it for that matter). Here’s a CNN report that summarizes the phenomenon well. The film’s creators incorporated suggestions by fans into the script, including giving Samuel Jackson the chance to use his trademark m’f’er line.
Bloggers got involved, including this SnakesOnaBlog blog. Video creators made their own trailers, and the New Line Cinema apparently altered the script with input from enthusiasts. There are hundreds of videos that surface on a “snakes on a plane” search on YouTube.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- All Your Snakes Belong to Us: A combo of Snakes and one of the most viral videos ever.
- Snakes on a Plane Auditions: What if other people auditioned for Sam Jackson’s role? Some nice impersonations.
- Snakes on a Plane: The actual trailor? Here’s the real website.
- Samuel Jackson Appears on Ellen: Jackson discusses the name change he contested.