Snakes on a Plane
Rated R; Directed by David R. Ellis; Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Kenan Thompson
The long-anticipated film, “Snakes on a Plane,” opened and lived up to its name. What a beautiful movie about sadness, remorse, lost love, and finding redemption…yeah, right. It’s Snakes on a Plane for hell’s sake! A beautiful movie about sadness, remorse and lost love? Not just no, but HELL no! The only sadness and remorse were from the passengers who lost some loved ones on that snake-infested plane.
The movie lives up to the name. There were small snakes, bigger snakes, and even a – well, let’s just say there was one very big snake. People died and people lived, but a good chunk of the extras die in a multitude of painful ways.
Samuel L. Jackson leads the cast as an FBI agent escorting a witness, Sean (Nathan Phillips), from Honolulu to Los Angeles. Sean is scheduled to testify against a crime lord and the crime lord has a plan on how to get rid of him – yep, put snakes on a plane. Julianna Margulies plays the beleaguered stewardess who isn’t prepared for these kinds of passengers.
Please throw out any sense of logic as it will only hurt if you try to think. This is the kind of movie you just go along with and enjoy the action.
The movie is a hoot. For horror fans, it may leave you wanting something more. As a scary movie it has its early frights, but ends up more as an over the top slam-bang action film with snakes as the bad guys. For people who like a mindless, somewhat predictable, silly movie “Snakes on a Plane” delivers.