The fact that there's a movie called Snakes on a Plane is a small miracle. The bigger miracle is that Ellis's hugely engaging popcorn flick is nearly as much fun as the movie that was already running in our heads. Why is this movie so watchable? Four simple reasons. It's truly funny. It's truly scary. It's truly gruesome. And Samuel L. Jackson is the cool head who prevails ("You stick with me, you live"). Hilariously funny, full of fang-popping scares, and guaranteed to increase travel by train. Snakes was the most exuberantly trashy delight of this summer movie season or last. Has the thinnest imaginable premise (see the title) and yet manages to be more fun than most big-budget summer blockbusters. A solid little B-movie arriving cloaked in the dodgy garb of a fanboy phenomenon, Snakes on a Plane really ought to garner some sort of award for truth in advertising: It's exactly what it says it is and very little else. The movie plays to every expectation the viewer might have -- the more absurd, the better. In this regard, it doesn't miss a trick. A movie called Snakes on a Plane had better be one of two things: So bad it's good or so good it's great. Darned if it isn't a little bit of both. Truly, this is the greatest movie about snakes on a plane ever made so far! Snakes on a Plane is pure escapist fun and absolutely nothing more.
VERDICT: "High-Quality Stuff" - [Positive Reaction] This is a rating to a movie I view as very entertaining and well made, and definitely worth paying the full price at a theatre to see or own on DVD. It is not perfect, but it is definitely excellent. (Films that are rated 3.5 or 4 stars)