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February 12, 2007

Snakes on a Plane - 1

Best line of the film: "Snakes on Crack?" Now, that's a film title! This film is so bad, that you are actually laughing at the next scene before you have even gotten there...making predictions on the plethora of ways that poisonous snakes can kill people in ways that you could only make up on film. The CGI technicians and set designers only got enough funding to make the snakes look half like real snakes so no worries that you'd actually see these things in real life. The film also has plenty of fun- making fun of the stereotypes that usually go into these generic films. The white people (Julianna Margulies and Nathan Phillips) are all stupid, the black people (Samuel L. Jackson and Kenan Thompson) are the only one's smart enough and lucky enough to save the doomed plane, and the people you'd think are gay, turn out not to be. And we all know that if you happen to be in a traumatic event with an attractive (ok, hot) member of the opposite sex who is your same age and you both have one thing in common, then you are morally obligated to hook up at the end of the film. If you died in the course of the film, then you deserved it...you should have known that snakes are a major threat to your airline safety...read the safety pamphlet people... :-)

3 comments:

Nathaniel said...

You decided to give it a 1, huh? Yeah, ok, that's justified.:)

Anonymous said...

I'll see this some day before I die, but no real hurry. I'm more interested in seeing Slither, which is supposed to be campy B-horror/comedy done right.

Paul, desperately wishing this film had been the masterpiece that it seemed back in 2005...

John Baldauff said...

Although it certainly didn't live up the the blogosphere hype it generated I'm still a big fan of this "film." Samuel L. Jackson obviously makes this film entertaining. And what's with the creepy music video afterwards?