Sunday, August 19, 2007

Top 10 In-flight Shows

I was at Best Buy last night, and I saw several copies of Premonition on the shelves. Normally I would just write it off as just another bad Sanra Bullock movie (as all of hers are). Unfortunately, I had the bad luck of being subjected to this movie twice, both times as an in-flight movie. While I did have the good sense of not plugging in headphones, I still had to listen to the awful preview, and it was kind of hard not to see bits and pieces of the movie every time I looked up from my book.

Let me give you a very, very brief synopsis of the movie, including a spoiler. Woman finds out her husband is going to die in a crash. Woman tries to keep her husband from dying in a crash. In the end he dies in a different crash, while she watches helplessly, because he was basically screwed to begin with. And yes, I was able to figure this all out without any sound. Why-oh-why did Delta Airlines feel it appropriate to show this movie on an airplane? And why did they feel the need to subject me to it twice?

If I'm going to be subjected to movies that make me question my safety (or sanity), while flying across the country in uncomforable seats, being fed bad food (prepackaged "snacks" not even up to the same standards as pre-911 in-flight meals), then there are a few shows that I think I would enjoy much more than Premonition:

10 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
9 - Die Hard 2
8 - Cast Away
7 - Lost (Pilot Episode)
6 - Air Force One
5 - Airport
4 - Airplane 2
3 - Airplane
2 - Big Trouble

And the number one show I'd rather see on an airplane than Premonition?

1 - Snakes on a Plane


  1. It could have been a lot worse. It could have been "Glitter".

  2. Bose Quiet Comfort 2: Put these on just in case you don't want to listen to the preview on the airplane.




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