I can't believe how dire this film is. It doesn't work on any level. There's a superb interview with Barry Sonnenfeld in this month's Empire magazine, in which he explains why he thinks it failed, and it's a surprisingly believable explanation. 1) He broke one of his own sacred rules: never have too funny men in the lead roles. Apparently Kline didn't want to play it straight, so he choose Smith to play it straight, which really doesn't make sense. 2) Apparently Kline thinks he's the greatest living Shakespearean actor, which is funny in any context, but particularly so in the context of WWW, given that it features Kenneth Branagh, who really is THE greatest living Shakespearean actor. Apparently whenever Branagh was on set, Kline would quote the Bard. "quote to come later when I can find the magazine" 3) A sci-fi Western with a 100-foot mechanical tarantula. Come on? The film does have one redeeming feature. Anyone want to hazard a guess?