Snakes on a Plane was a decent movie about a bunch of snakes that found their way onto an airplane. It also had Samuel L. Jackson, who lost his patience with those snakes very quickly. You might be surprised to learn that Snakes on a Plane actually had a director, David R. Ellis was the man behind the scenes making sure this epic tale of slithering serpents awed audiences. After successfully proving that some people will go to a movie called Snakes on a Plane, even if it was just because Samuel L. Jackson was involved, Ellis has decided to up the ante on stupid movie titles. He wants to call his next movie Untitled 3D Shark Thriller. I’ll give you three guesses as to what that movie will be about.
Look, I enjoy these terrible animal rampage movies, especially ones about sharks and dinosaurs, as much as anybody. Hell, I’ve sat through SyFy channel movies like Supercroc and enjoyed them. The point of these movies is to be stupid and entertaining, but they have their limits. Snakes on a Plane was a straightforward title that was so blunt it garnered quite a bit of interest. Naming a movie Untitled 3D Shark Thriller just takes that bluntness and turns it up to eleven. I hate it. It makes the whole project seem thoughtless, and I like some effort to be displayed, even when I’m watching terrible movies. That title makes me want to roll my eyes and forget I ever heard anything about this movie. If that title sticks, there is no way I will be watching that movie. Unless of course they bring in Samuel L. Jackson. That man can make me watch any movie.