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on 8 October 2007
this film is bad,it knows its bad but somehow and this is a rare thing,it is better for that,yes that sounds odd but this is a silly,no brainer film,the like of what arnie used to star in the 80s,except this premise is probably even sillier.
The title of the movie spoils the entire plot,no im joking,but i think you can tell what the film is about,yes,snakes on a plane.
A witness to a murder is needed by the fbi led by sammy l jackson,so they board a plane to go to trial,however the villains henchmen load the plan filled with snakes and release a hormone that sends the snakes tempers spiralling.We get to know the passengers piece by piece and can tell which ones will probably die,that being the scummy passengers and the very weak and so it goes,the snakes leap out biting faces,necks,arms,blood flowing like a sea,sammy l and some brave members on board fight them off,the plane may crash,silliness ensues in bucket loads,great daft quotes flood screen time,yes this is what we all need.
There will always be a cult following for films like these,they may not do well in the box office,but too many serious films makes us dull,we need films like this that are poor but some work and this is one of them.
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I only had to see the commercials to see what a lark this film looked, and I wasn't at all suprised to see how the film turned out. Blonde woman, helpless kids, frantic passengers, hundreds of snakes!

Only one man can save a situation like this.

Sammy L J!

The plot, cut long story short (as if it wasn't simple enough) see's a young guy witness a murder while out in the jungle. The result? He's seen, and hunted down by some angry chinese men. And now, Sammy l is on his back, telling him to testify in court about what he saw. This all takes about 15-20 minutes, leaving the rest of the film open to laughs all round, as the passenger plane that Sammy L, the witness, and hundreds of innocent passengers board has a box full of snakes that is rigged to open, in order to kill the witness. Yes, thats it.

But as my review title suggests, this film is entertainment for what you might consider the wrong reasons - its funny because its so pathetic. People running around like headless chickens as snakes bite them in 'nasty places' (most notably, the crotch for guys, and boobs for women) and you can't help but laugh at the situation. Our only english actor dies later on too - Hollywood obviously felt he didn't deserve to live! As a result, a pyhton crushes him to an amusing death.

And thats not the only thing thats amusing. Considering the venom the snakes inject is supposed to take around 2 hours to kill (the film suggests) then why the man who goes to the toilet and suddenly dies as a result of his crotch being munched on by a snake, I don't know!

The 'rebellion' moment against the snakes? Sammy l puts on his mean face with his gun in his hand and repeatedly calls everything "M****r F*****s* with some cheesey music backing it after.

I don't know how to rate this movie when treating it properly. It isn't scary, and its not nerve racking. The CGI snakes don't look entirely convincing at times, as does the plane in the sky - the work of 'do it on the cheap, wait till the profits come in'. All I can say is that if your looking for a laugh in the evening, this more than does the job!

Go Sammy!
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on 1 June 2007
Well, after first reading the reviews of others and seeing the trailer for this film, it does what it says on the tin!! If you enjoy films that are slightly OTT, tongue in cheek and often cringeworthy (but still funny and entertaining) this is for you. You have to suspend your beliefs at times or you will find yourself shouting at the screen "Noooo! As if!! etc".

All in all though, this is a good fun film to watch with a few mates whilst tucking into a takeaway. Recommended!!! Enjoy!!
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on 26 February 2007
Do you feel like having fun without needing to think too much? And you don't mind being more than a little scared as long as you are safe in your living room? Then, "Snakes on a plane" is likely to be the movie for you :)

"Snakes on a plane" is (obviously) a film about lots of poisonous snakes let loose on a plane that also happens to be full of people trying to avoid them, but with nowhere to go, given that they are on a plane over the Pacific Ocean. The responsible for that "little accident" is Eddie Kim (Byron Lawson), a mobster that wants to kill Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), a person who was at the wrong place at the wrong moment and can send him to jail. Thankfully for Sean, FBI Agent Neville Flynn (Samuel Jackson) is between him and the snakes. Will that be enough? Well, watch "Snakes on a plane" and find out!

All in all, I think that this movie is good entertainment, but not more. So if you expect to find anything else than "Snakes on a plane", lots of scary moments and fast-paced action in this dvd, you won't. Taking that into account, recommended...

Belen Alcat

PS: If you didn't like snakes before watching this moving, afterwards you will simply hate them!!
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on 28 March 2007
This is your typical no-brainer action movie and if that's the kinda movie you're in the mood for then Snakes on a Plane will keep you mildly entertained. The plot is a stretch to say the least but then the title could tell you that. It won't win any Oscars but it'll make you laugh and jump a few times....especially if you're not a snake person. All in all it passed a few hours......but it isn't a movie I'll be adding to my collection.....renting was quite enough! I do wonder who wrote the lines for Samuel L Jackson though.....they were such clichéd tough black guy lines that I cringed more than once!
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on 25 February 2008
What struck me about this film is its hidden references. Perhaps I am reading to much into it but I think not. The front cover of the DVD is snakes wrapped around a plane, the plane looking like a dagger. This is a reference to secret societies like the freemasons, skull & bones etc. They have snakes/serpants wrapped around a dagger or a sword.
We have terrorists trying to bring a plane down, if that isn't a reference to 9/11 i don't know what is. Many conspiracy theorists believe 9/11 was an inside job. If it was then it was set up by the secret societies that are trying to control the planet. Secret societies have a history of snake/serpent worship which is why the film depicts snakes as the aggressor.
Therefore this film jumps from an average 3 to a 4. I believe behind the CGI effects and the cliched acting the important message is not the actual plot of the film.
The film itself is reasonably enjoyable viewing. Set-up in a very cliched way the film rolls on like that all the way through. The hero and the man he is protecting in the name of justice, the crimelord, the sexist pilot, the token camp stewardess and his attractive female colleagues... you get the idea.
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on 16 September 2007
We all know Samuel L Jackson is a superb actor, so they must have offered him quite a bit of money to star in this film, and if I were him I would be so glad I took the role. Snakes on a plane will be a classic bad film you have to watch over and over again. If I had to sum up the film it's a combination of Final Destination meets Anaconda. Hysterical lines. A ridiculous plot. Whoever let on the baggage on that plane should be fired. Snakes and a Spear!!!! If the Gangster wanted to kill the witness why go to all the trouble with hundreds of snakes. He knew the plane the witness was on. Hire a hitman instead of hundreds of snakes and an anaconda. Samuel's L Jackson's final outburst is a classic. The idea of the pictures being emailed to the Snake Specialist is hysterical. You can just imagine the snakes posing for the pictures. The little boy who draws the snake that bit his brother...a Picasso in the making. So many things do not make sense.

So ridiculously funny I loved this film. Please rent or buy it. You will not be disappointed. Samuel L Jackson is a legend !!
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on 24 August 2012
Ok, there are 71 reviews on here that show very clearly that this film split the opinions of its viewers. I come down very firmly in the 'love it' camp. I'm a fan of 'creature features' and this is one of the best Grade A B-Movies I've seen (along with Rogue) and, as such, replacing on blu-ray was a must for me.
The picture quality on this blu-ray is absolutely stunning. The opening sequence involving aerial shots following a motorcycle and of the coastline demonstrate exactly what you're in for: an excellent viewing experience.
The Dolby True-HD 5.1 track is better than the DD5.1 on the DVD; but as with all True-HD tracks I would have preferred a DTS HD Master track. There's something about a True-HD track that's a little underwhelming. But, as this is a definite upgrade from the DVD I'm pleased. There are also English subtitles.
You get the following extras:
Commentary, Music Video, 4 featurettes, trailers, deleted scenes and a gag reel.
All in all, this is a no-brainer upgrade for anyone who loves the film and is considering buying this blu-ray.
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on 1 October 2007
What a great idea for a film.

A crate full of venomous snakes are deliberately released in the cargo hold of a passenger liner. The intention to silence a witness who could testify against a gang bad boy, seen committing a murder. Guarded by Samuel Jackson, the witness could get the bad guy put away for the rest of his natural.

The snakes have been riled by a hormone, which has left them rather cheesed off and ready to bite anything that moves.

The passengers are duly attacked and the survivors barricaded at one end of the cabin. All goes well until an anaconda arrives (this is the silliest part of the film) and promptly swallows a man whole.

The snakes will have you checking under the bed.

Good action and effects.
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on 3 March 2007
Okay, I admit that there are a few mistakes in the storyline, and that the special effects are awful, ubt it is a very entertaining movie.

I don't know if it is meant to be funny, but i found it hilarious!!! I won't tell ya what as it would just ruin the suprise.

There was a very bad ending, so it made the movie look absoulutly pointless, but to me it wasn't as it got rid of my boredom.

There are some jumpy bits, but spme parts are predictable, so that kind of ruins it!!

The acting is ok, and Samuel. L Jackson wasn't at his best, but i do like it when he says lets get these mother******* snakes off of this mother******* plane!! lol.

Overall, it is a very good movie which should be bought by peepz who enjoyed Final Destination 2 as this is a laugh, like that.
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