Film Review: Snakes On A Plane

Posted in Reviews on August, 28 2006 9:34 PM

Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Julianna Margulies
Cert: 15
Released: 18th August 2006

FBI Agent, Neville Flynn (Jackson), is escorting a federal witness from Hawaii to LA where he is to testify against an international criminal.

In an attempt to silence the man, the baddy arranges for a crate full of highly venomous snakes to be let loose while the flight is airborne.


If you don't know the history of this film then its worth looking up. What started as an interactive internet project has spiralled into this full cinematic release.

Played purely for the cheesiness of it, there is no way that anyone should watch this film with a serious head on. However, there are plenty of people who should not see this film anyway. Anyone who can't laugh at a snake eating a yappy dog.

The comedy comes from the majority of bizarre deaths brought upon the passengers; some are innocent but most have enough of a severe personality flaw to be marked for death. It's not a case of 'who's next?' but 'who might they let live?'

The snakes, on the whole, are convincingly digitally generated - even though they seem to act up to the camera quite a bit - and the filmmakers have no qualms about where their victims will be attacked. No part of the anatomy is safe.

A brainless 'B' movie as predictable in plot as the worst films ever but holds your interest by seeing how far the deaths can be pushed. So bad it's good? Or so clever that it looks so bad so that makes it twice as good? Or something.

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