Snakes on a plane…

Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!

Well having heard all the hype about the film I was intrigued to see what it was all about so Kate and I decided to head down to Reading Vue to catch the film with possibly the biggest hype in recent history and see what it was all about.

It really didn’t live up to what I was expecting. The characters were fairly pointless, the CGI wasn’t brilliant and the fact that it had been “written” from contributions of various people showed as the story never really flowed correctly and the action seemed incredibly implausible. If you haven’t seen the film then stop now as this will “spoil” it for you.

The opening five minutes set the precident for the rest of the film as Nathan Phillips character witnesses the murder of some guy and is chased down by a local Triad boss who will do all he can to prevent him from testifying against him. In steps Samuel L to save Phillips from certain death at the hands of the henchmen before taking him back to the US to testify. The triads get pissed off and put a collection of exotic snakes onto the plane and spray all the flower necklasses with pheromones to make the snakes go “crazy”.

Half-way into the flight, the snakes are set loose and they start to bite people and cause panic. Captain dies as does the co-pilot and Jackson’s character is left to keep order. As with all these films the crappy characters are killed off and the stars survive to save the day.

There was a surprise performance from Kenan Thompson (of Kenan & Kel fame) as a bodyguard to the rapper who has an OCD over cleanliness.  The crowning moment of the whole film (apart from the final credits) was the quote from Jackson’s character “Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!” Apart from this the dialog was fairly sub standard and uninspiring.

Kate did enjoy the snake specialist who was unwilling to come out because he had baby anacondas which had just hatched.

All in all a poor film with masses of hype that will make the director/producers/actors incredibly rich. If Samuel L Jackson hadn’t agreed to put his name to this then there is a good chance that the film would have flopped massively and been a failure throughout whereas it will be loved by many for being bad and a few people (myself included) will feel that our £5.50 was badly spent

Kenya on its way

On Saturday evening I am flying out to Kenya with my parents and brother to celebrate my mum & dad’s 25th wedding anniversary.

The trip has been booked through Trailfinders and our itinery includes 5 days of safari and 2 weeks of beach holiday in Zanzibar.

If I’m perfectly honest I am looking forward to the 2 weeks on the beach more than the safari if only because the days are starting at 5:00am and that’s gonna be more than a small shock to the system!

Wherever possible I will keep the blog updated with the happenings of the holiday and anyone who is interested can read along.

2 presentations in 3 days

Well after the success of Tuesday’s presentation I was asked to create another that could be used at the Middle and Senior school prizegiving. This was a much less difficult presentation to organise as there was no music for it to be in sync with and just to be merely a collection of images displayed in order. With just over 100 images and 6 seconds per image I created at 10 minute slideshow that repeated.

However, now that this has been completed I am looking for some work that I can do to keep me going now there is no more to do at Downsend (except their website).

Dario G – Sunchyme

As the cat clearly doesn’t understand english a further shout of “BRRRRRRR!!!!” was heard!

I’m currently in the process of creating a DVD presentation set to Dario G’s Sunchyme and over the past 24 hours have heard the song about 1 000 000 times. It is starting to get quite tedious but in order to get the timings of the various clips accurate I need to listen to it over and over and over again!

Apart from that I have been to a White family lunch. My mum, dad and myself went over to see most of the my dad’s side of the family. We had a really nice meal and it was the first time we had all been together for a long time. My dad showed his complete dislike to animals by scaring off a random cat that had wandered into the garden – everyone was just ignoring the cat but when it walked towards my dad he just shouted at it to “GO AWAY”. As the cat clearly doesn’t understand english a further shout of “BRRRRRRR!!!!” was heard!

Simon “couldn’t make it” but I feel that he would rather spend time with friends over family… tut tut!

Right… off to sleep as I need to get up early tomorrow to sort out the rest of this bloody presentation!