Saw Snakes on a Plane tonight. This was an action packed movie. It delivered on its claim of being the best movie of the year – as far as what’s been advertized. The crop of films out this year has been pretty mediocre, so being the best doesn’t take much. So, after the harsh intro, lets get to it. This movie, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, and Nathan Phillips, begins quickly and tugs you along all the way through the movie until the end. Expect to be on the edge of your seat watching for the next move. Expect a few really corny lines, and don’t forget the completely out of place, badly acted, inappropriate cheese line, “Enough is enough. I have had it with these muthafuckin’ snakes on this muthafuckin’ plane!” that just had to be plugged in somewhere.
Check Wikipedia for a really good entry on the details of this film phenomenon, especially the internet hype.
My son would have loved this movie, had it just been snakes goring people. The blood and guts is right up his alley. He won’t be seeing it, however, because, in addition to the extreme and graphic violence, this movie had a token sex scene, where a couple just has to spark up a joint and join the mile high club while high. This scene is short, though (just long enough to show some titties), and they are the first victims. He’s a bit young to explain why that couple is doing the nasty in an airplane washroom, so the violence will have to come from his video games.
Riding his motorcycle in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses the brutal murder of a prosecutor. When the villains come to take out Sean, Agent Nelville Flynn comes to his rescue. In order to protect Sean for the trip back to L.A., Flynn takes over the entire First Class section of Pacific Air Flight 121. Displeased First Class passengers aside, the flight is uneventful until hundreds of angry, poisonous snakes are released into the cabin. Once the snakes begin attacking, it is up to Agent Flynn and Sean to keep the plane in the air and save as many passengers as they can.
I would say that this movie met my expectations, as in I didn’t expect much. I’ve never thought of Samuel L. Jackson as a credible actor. He’s an okay tough guy, like Keanu Reeves is, but, you know, since Pulp Fiction, he’s been playing a typecast (he was good in Star Wars, though). There were a lot of snakes in this movie, so if you didn’t guess it already, the title does work. They hang around to the end, where…well…no, I can’t spoil it. I’ll leave that to other bloggers and reviewers.
Watch this movie if you want action. It’ll produce. Its more entertaining than Superman Returns, Miami Vice, or Fast and the Furious – Tokyo Drift by far. If you loved those movies (may your god help you), then this one will knock you off your seat. If you just want to be entertained by a graphically violent movie, then this is the one for you as well. The snakes even look reasonably real.