Film directors responding to Internet feedback
Long before the summer thriller Snakes on a Plane slithers into theaters in July, potentially venomous fans started rattling.
The film's title says everything you need to know about the plot: On a trans-Pacific flight, a Hawaiian mobster trying to eliminate a protected witness uncorks a carton of poisonous serpents.
But as Web sites posted details during pre-production and shooting last summer, B-movie fans began to react. They wanted more creative snake attacks, more gore, more nudity and more of star Samuel L. Jackson's signature four-syllable f-bombs.
How much of the chorus was sincere, and how much was a desire to propel a quirky plot over the top, is unclear.
Nevertheless, based in part on the Internet comments, director David R. Ellis re-shot scenes to make the attacks more violent, the sex more explicit and the language more profane - including adding an expletive-laden line of dialogue from Jackson.