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"I've had it with these mother******* snakes on this mother*******' plane"
Snakes on a Plane (DVD)
Member Name: Mehmet1st
Snakes on a Plane (DVD)
Date: 02/06/10, updated on 02/06/10 (66 review reads)
Advantages: Kenan'ss first appearance after "kenan and kell"
Disadvantages: Where to begin
This is just a film review, as I don't know the features of the DVD.
While in Hawaii Sean Jones witnesses a murder of an American prosecutor by the big time mobster Eddie Kim.
The FBI offered him protection and also persuaded him to fly with FBI agent Neville Flynn (Samuel L Jackson) to Los Angeles to testify against Eddie Kim in court. They board the red-eye 121 of Pacific Air, occupying the entire first-class section. However, Eddie dispatches hundred of different species of snakes on the plane with a time operated device in the luggage department to release the snakes in the flight with the intent of crashing the plane. Neville and the passengers have to struggle with the snakes to survive.
What possessed me to see this film is beyond me, the trailer did nothing to make the film look good, it looked like someone was on a deadline to make a movie and came up with nothing so they cooked this one up last minute and thought they should throw in a big celebrity to get the crowd in.
If you look on the Internet as to what genre this movie is you get mixed opinions, some say horror some say thriller others say action, it doesn't have any of the characteristics for it to be in those genres but I guess it has to be somewhere. This should be in the genre of slightly jumpy and titled things that wouldn't happen on a plane.
The Title pretty much gives the whole film away, now I know there's a whole plot behind it but to be honest most of the time they are on the plane trying not to get bitten by snakes who are induced with pheromone's of humans so that humans are the main cuisine for the snakes, come on, at least make it somewhat realistic. And Samuel L Jackson accepts the role of FBI escort, does he not read the script before he accepts a part in a film, this film to me was a recipe for disaster.
I do appreciate the fact that they were trying to use to good affect some clever camera angles to show how menacing the snakes are and even at one point the camera being the eyes of one snake just before it strikes, but it didn't help there cause that the CGI of the movie was also bad and so unrealistic, then after you see a few killings you have kind of seen them all, but does it stop, oh no they keep killing..and killing..and killing (I was close to killing myself at one point).
I guess to make this movie better would of required a bigger budget, considering the budget for this movie was $US33,000,000, it sounds like a lot but I guess that's why most films are towards the 100 million mark.
This movie by all accounts would have been a great B-movie, but I guess the people incharge where shooting for the stars, the movies Gross Revenue was $US62,022,014.
Screaming and shouting and running up and down a plane does't count as acting, having Samuel L Jackson shout out "I've had it with these mother******* snakes on this mother*******' plane" is not acting. it was such a forced Samuel L Jackson thing to say that it was actually cringe worthy and took the film as low as it could go (as if it hadn't got low enough).
Now I am the sort of person that even a bad movie I can usually sit through it and wonder about the final out come but with this movie (as bad as it is to say) I was almost hoping the plane would crash, just like this film was. crashing, it would have been poetic.
I cant really pull out anyone who blew me away or even just made me sit up and think "that was good acting".
It's a shame because prior to the films release they made it out to be a massive undertaking of this spectacular movie, and three days before the movie came out they released a straight to DVD Snakes on a Train.
How can they assume that a movie is going to do so well that you would release a somewhat sequel to the soon to be failure of the first.
This film has no place among the big dogs of movies, there is too many good films and great CGI where this film should of use the technology they did but instead spent the little money they did have in the wrong areas, they could of used better actors (but again I guess that's money), it seems to me that most of the money must of gone to Samuel L Jackson, but surely he cant be that expensive.
Samuel L Jackson as Neville Flynn
Julianna Margulies as Claire Miller
Nathan Phillips as Sean Jones
Rachel Blanchard as Mercedes
Byron Lawson as Eddie Kim
Flex Alexander as Three G's
Kenan Thompson as Troy
Keith Dallas as big Leroy (as Keith [Blackman] Dallas)
Lin Shaye as Grace
Bruce James as Ken
Sunny Mabrey as Tiffany
CGI as Snakes
The running time of this movie is 105 minutes, the movie could have been 10 minutes but I still think its too long and lifes to short to just be throwing time away.
The price for this movie from Amazon is £4.43
Summary: Would of been a good B-movie