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“Snakes on a Plane” Movie Review

It doesn’t matter what the movie is about or how good it is – if it stars Samuel L. Jackson, it’s going to be a cult classic. I suppose that’s why I wanted to watch this campy comedy-horror (kind of a rare genre) movie the other day. Unfortunately, I saw the TV version, so instead of listening to Samuel L. Jackson say the hilarious famous line about being tired of snakes and planes, I heard “I am so tired of these monkey fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday plane!” Say what!?

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Awesome dialogue or not, it was still an enjoyable movie. The title pretty much describes the whole plot, but I’ll go into details for you: A guy is vacationing in Hawaii when he sees someone get murdered. He decides not to tell anyone, which doesn’t end up being a great choice when the killers hunt him down and attempt to assassinate him in his home. Luckily for the guy (yeah, if you haven’t already figured out, I can’t remember his name – he isn’t very important for most of the movie, but now that I think about it, I can’t remember any of the characters’ names apart from one person), Samuel L. Jackson shows up and saves the day, telling the guy afterwards to testify in court against the killers. Of course, this court hearing takes place in Los Angeles, so they board a passenger plane and expect a harmless and easy trip.

The killers catch wind of this plane ride taking place however, and manage to sneak boxes and boxes of poisonous snakes aboard the plane with the hope of silencing the witness before he reaches his destination, and hilarity ensues. Yep, hilarity. This is somewhat of a comedy after all, but I was surprised at how seriously the movie took itself during some of the more intense segments, so don’t come into it expecting it to be cheesy all the way through. I would consider most of the film to be categorized as action or horror, as Samuel L. Jackson (you can’t abbreviate his name… it’s always Samuel L. Jackson) and the rest of the passengers have to manage to survive the snakes lurking about long enough to land the plane on dry ground (with their pilot dead, of course). Along the way people get killed, sex jokes are made, and Samuel L. Jackson gets tired of all these “monkey fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday plane”. *Sigh*. Well, I enjoyed the TV version of this nonetheless.

Pros: Samuel L. Jackson, funny, intense

Cons: A few too many filler scenes that move the story nowhere (then again, maybe they did move the story somewhere, and I just didn’t see how because segments of the film were edited out for TV)

Final Score: 8.7 out of 10

By Josh60502

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  1. may
    August 23, 2010 at 7:52 am

    IS HE NOT SCARED IN HOLDING THE SNAKE

  2. may
    August 23, 2010 at 7:53 am

    THE MAN IS NOT SCARED OF HOLDING THE SNAKE

  3. December 24, 2010 at 12:24 am

    “Yep, hilarity. This is somewhat of a comedy after all, but I was surprised at how seriously the movie took itself during some of the more intense segments, so don’t come into it expecting it to be cheesy all the way through. I would consider most of the film to be categorized as action or horror, as Samuel L. Jackson (you can’t abbreviate his name… it’s always Samuel L. Jackson) and the rest of the passengers have to manage to survive the snakes lurking about long enough to land the plane on dry ground (with their pilot dead, of course). Along the way people get killed, sex jokes are made, and Samuel L. Jackson gets tired of all these “monkey fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday plane”. *Sigh*. Well, I enjoyed the TV version of this nonetheless.”
    Are you sure that this is so?

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