Friday, August 18, 2006

Review on a Blog

Yes. I did actually go see the 10pm showing of Snakes on a Plane. Review below, containing minor spoilers.

This definitely deserves its R rating. Who knew there were so many ways to die by snake bite? And gross ways too. Words of advice: never go to the bathroom on a plane with snakes on it. Especially if you're male. Eeesh. Also, do not attempt to join the Mile-High Club while smoking a joint on a plane with snakes on it.

A lot of gruesome deaths in this. A lot. I only got genuinely freaked in two places, but since you really know what's coming throughout most of it, it's not that bad. Samuel L. Jackson takes the whole thing, of course. He being the baddest dude on the planet. Some laugh out loud moments, some "I can't believe they just did that" moments, some "Why did they do that?" moments.

It's an action popcorn flick that needs to be seen in a theater with as many people as possible. It is definitely so bad it's good, but you also respect that the filmmakers knew they were doing that and SLJ knew he was signing on for that and has had fun with the movie, as well as promoting the movie. It doesn't pretend to be high art, it doesn't pretend to be a "film." It is what it is, hence the name "Snakes on a Plane."

However, if the sequel is called "Spiders on a Plane," I'm out.

1 comment:

Scott Freeman said...

I loved it. Definitely not a good movie. But it was a great experience.
If that makes sense.

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