Movies: Snakes on a Plane
"Snakes on a Plane" is an interesting example of how sometimes kitsch and camp do not necessarily make a movie a cult classic. If you don't recall, there was quite an Internet movement surrounding the movie, with all sorts of blogs and pages covering the movie's ridiculous, tongue-in-cheek premise. I mean, check out Samuel L. Jackson in the film's climactic scene (warning - foul language):
The problem here, and probably the main reason that the movie didn't live up to the hype at the box office, is that none of the corniness is memorable. As soon as the film is over, you can literally feel yourself begin to forget about it. There are a lot of snake bites, a lot of standard-issue airplane action movie stuff (you know the drill - cabin depressurization, a cargo hold sequence, the petty interactions of the nameless passengers destined to be snake fodder), but very little in the way of classic "Evil Dead" style so-bad-it's-good moments.
On the plus side, Sam Jackson does a decent job of chewing up scenery, and Todd Louiso puts in a workmanlike performance as comic relief, as he usually does.