I just got back from seeing the movie, and despite thinking that the concept jumped the shark weeks before the film was even released (around the time the comic book adaptation was announced, oddly enough), I had a heck of a good time.
I'm not sure how to go about reviewing this movie. The plot is just as simple as the title suggests; with almost no time devoted to setup, mobsters put snakes on a plane and implausible mayhem ensues. If this synopsis sounds a) awesome, you will probably like the movie, or b) stupid, you should stay home and watch The Notebook
The director's previous work includes Final Destination 2
, and here he again demonstrates his talent for making gruesome death seem hilarious. Also of note, I realized during the movie that I know the guy who plays the male flight attendant. I had a class with him in university, and I've seen him in commercials before, but this is the biggest part he’s had so far. I waited for the credits and saw that he goes by Bruce James now, using his middle name as his last, which is understandable, but also seems like a waste since his actual name is Bruce Lee.
I mention the connection mainly to point out that now I've got two degrees of separation to Samuel L. Jackson, motherfuckers! Booyah!
Since tonight was opening night here, before the show began one of the theatre employees went to the front and introduced the movie. As I'm sure happened in theatres all over the place, he delivered his spiel as if he were a flight attendant, informing us of the exits at the front and the back, the washrooms to the sides, and the oxygen masks that would drop from the ceiling in the event of cabin pressure loss. He closed by saying that the in-flight movie would be Snakes on a Plane
, thereby missing the opportunity to tell us that the movie would be Snakes on a Motherfucking Plane
. I think I may get a job at a theatre just for the next week so I can deliver that line.
I forgot to mention that we saw Clerks II
a few weeks back, and Rosario Dawson is hot. Sorry, we saw Clerks II
a few weeks back, it was adequate, and Rosario Dawson is hot. While seeing the View Askew characters again was nice, and the dialogue was fun, the plot was surprisingly conventional, which is something I never thought I’d say about a movie with a donkey show in it. But Rosario Dawson, wow, how did I never spot that before?