Did exactly what I thought it would and more. There was actually plot, there was character development, there were snakes and there was The Man himself, Samuel L Jackson.
If you're feeling down and need a lift, switch off and watch this film, it'll do you good, provided you're not afraid of snakes, of course.
Our group (robinbloke, razornet, nekofairy666, raggedy_man, _ebb_, devalmont, belak_krin, Kirstie, Swearing Dave, rirekon and briggsy) accounted for about a fourth of the audience but everyone had brought at least one snake and the rest of the audience seemed quite enthusiastic, too. I don't think the title of a film ever got an applause before. ;o)
There are enough one--liners and quirky characters in it to make it a cult film, I think.
Then again, I thought the same of Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow but there's very little you hear about it anymore and Conran's proposed next project (Carter of Mars) seems to have disappeared from the radar, too.
Update: John Carter of Mars is being made, but by Jon Faveau. Thanks for the info, professoryaffle.