Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Critic Consensus: Snakes on a Plane lives up to its title, featuring snakes on a plane. It isn't perfect, but then again, it doesn't need to be.
|Rating:||R (for language, a scene of sexuality and drug use, and intense sequences of terror and violence)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||David R. Ellis|
|Written By:||John Heffernan, Sebastian Gutierrez, John C. Heffernan|
|In Theaters:||Aug 18, 2006 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jan 2, 2007|
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Critic Reviews for Snakes on a Plane
Intentional low camp always seems wrong unless it's very funny; in trash, one wants clumsiness, even a certain tackiness, and this movie has the production values and the high-tech fluency of a much bigger movie.
A movie about snakes on a plane does not need to be straightforward; it only has a shot if it is either genuinely scary or so incredibly over the top it's funny. Snakes on a Plane is neither, but maybe Snakes on a Boat will be better.
Few studio-supported films match its B-movie nirvana of stupid-goodness. It's exactly what its title suggests and more ? the proof in the primal levels ranging from basic exploited fears to the crowd?s roaring reactions and howls of humor or horror.
A snarky genre exercise and its own late-night sketch parody, it parades nothing so much as the force of the public's lowered expectations
Although the film's production company New Line retooled the movie from a PG-13 to an R rating with ideas and dialogue from web fans, "Snakes On A Plane" is a boring ride.
Audience Reviews for Snakes on a Plane
Sure, hate me for saying this, but "Snakes on a Plane" is a good film in my opinion. No, not great, but there is this certain dumb charm the film has down to it's core that really made me enjoy watching it. Samuel L. Jackson is awesome in his role and the supporting cast could have been so much worse. You go in expecting snakes on a plane, and that is literally what you get, with a few human elements thrown in before and after which helped the films backbone a bit. It will never stand the test of time, and I will eventually grow out of enjoying it most likely, but it is a fun movie that I can watch over and over again. But yes, if you do not know what you are in for, just know, it is very very dumb and the effects are barely acceptable by 90's Hollywood standards. Overall, it's an enjoyably dumb movie.
I love this film. It's a modern 'B-Film'. if films were still presented in double features this would be lower film but I have a strong belief that most B-Movies are way better than their feature. This film came in at the right time, it helped to bring Samuel L. Jackson back into the fame he diserved by giving an amazing performance and another actor who really shined was Kenan Thompson. Before this film, to me, he was just the Good Burger employee in Kenan & Kel and a minor player in SNL. This film really put him on the map. There are other really good performances but let me just say, 'dont take this film too seriously'. This film, or at lease I feel, gives a sence of owning to it's cheesy title but not too cheesy to be a parody film. Far from a perfect film, but a pretty fun way to spend 106 minutes.
I cannot stress to anyone reading this review how hard it is for me to see why people didn't like this movie. Everyone I know loathes it! It's good ok. Simply because you get what you went to the cinema or popped the disc into your dvd player for. Snakes on a Plane. It makes good use of its budget and large cast of characters. My ONLY! criticism is that there isn't much development for the characters and that might have made this film a critically acclaimed success rather than a (less than deserved!) mixed to favourable review. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that would have ever happened. Because the show would always be taken by the snakes. The reason watch the film in the first place.
Snakes on a Plane Quotes
|Neville Flynn:||I have had it with these motherfucking snake on this motherfucking plane!!!!|
|Troy:||This Troy wait here! Next to me is my man Neville. He's my brother from anouther mother..|
|Neville Flynn:||You are talking to the only man with flight experience.|
|Neville Flynn:||I've had it with these mothafuckin' snakes, on this mothafuckin' plane! Everybody strap in, I'm about to open some fuckin' windows!|
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