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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.
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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.
All those CGI snakes can be quite shudder-inducing. But there is also something cheerfully ridiculous in the way the film switches to rubber snakes for hand-to-hand combat.
A triumph of high-concept but low-ambition filmmaking.
There's a certain knee-jerk impulse to bash Snakes, just because of all the ridiculous buildup, but the film delivers on its promise of reptilian fun, with a camp mix of comedy, horror and suspense.
The plot is ridiculous and the characters are cardboard, but none of that really matters once the snakes get into the fuselage and start zapping people, the very definition of entertainment.
This Internet-promoted lark about a Hawaii-to-L.A. flight besieged by a frenzied tangle of snakes is hilariously funny, full of fang-popping scares, and guaranteed to increase travel by train.
This is a good-looking film, and Jackson is just so much fun to watch. The other horror films that are out there? This one's a slither above them all.
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.
It hurts so good. Mike, Cro, Tom, we need you...
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.
There's no possible way to defend Snakes on a Plane in any way, and I wouldn't try to. I have to admit that for the most part, I enjoyed it... at least for the garbage that it really is. It's hard to get into a movie about snakes without one real snake in the entire movie. It's basically a cross between a creature feature and Airplane!. Samuel L. Jackson has some great horrible one-liners and there's some hilarious death sequences. The problem is that it takes itself so seriously, despite the presence of comic relief from Kenan Thompson. It also seems like a played out sequence from an Indiana Jones movie, but maybe that's just me. It's crap, yeah, but it's enjoyable crap, so be warned if you try to go into this with any sort of seriousness. It's not that.
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