Friday, August 18, 2006


Snakes on a Plane (see below) was truly the most fun I have had at a movie since I can remember. I have not laughed that much in ages. It had all the hilarity of a movie that is so bad you have to watch it over and over. It had all the stereotypes that you can expect in a movie like that, yet I found myself enjoying the stereotypes. I shed a couple tears when good characters died. I said "Aww," when the baby was saved from the venemous intruders. I was frightened by all the creepy reptiles. I was horrified by the shocking lack of research into Burmese pythons displayed by the terribly unrealistic, scary scene which depicted one attacking and . . . okay, okay, I know some stuff about snakes, I won't bore you, nevermind. Harumph, on with the movie review. It was a hilarious and strangely heartwarming movie. The script was awesome and the acting superb. The actors had fun and it showed. Samuel L. Jackson had more fun than anyone else in his role.

Speaking of whom, I stand corrected, Samuel L. Jackson actually said, "Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf------ snakes on this motherf------ plane!" It was the most brilliant and well delivered line in cinematic history. I defy even Charlton Heston could say a line like that so well.

Yup, it's no Citizen Kane, but Snakes on a Plane is a winner in my book.


little-cicero said...

There is no way I would even consider seeing this movie were it not for this review. I thank you for it.

Esther said...

I couldn't believe I was actually going to watch this movie. I have never seen a horror movie in my life. This was more horror/thriller/comedy, however. Very well done. It was way better than I thought it would be. I believe one critic who liked the film said something to this effect: With a title like that the movie must either be so bad it's good or absolutely great -- it ended up being both. I think that sums it up entirely.

The audience helps as well. You have to see it with people who have good senses of humor. Laughing and clapping through the entire movie is just so much fun and it's great that such behavior is acceptable in a theatre setting for once.