In theaters Friday and not being screened in advance for critics — or even cast members, who will see it for the first time at a Thursday-night premiere — Snakes on a Plane, starring Samuel L. Jackson as an FBI agent escorting a mob snitch who gets targeted for a clever in-flight "assaspination" via the release of 400 poisonous slitherers, has been the subject of many questions. Such as:
Is that really the title?
If so, who on God's green earth approved it?
Is Snakes on a Plane actually about snakes on a plane?
And: Can a movie about snakes on a plane that's titled Snakes on a Plane be any good?
Reporters greeting Jackson at the Snakes press junket (