While practicing motocross in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses the brutal murder of an important American prosecutor by the powerful mobster Eddie Kim. He is protected and persuaded by the FBI agent Neville Flynn to testify against Eddie in Los Angeles. They embark in the red-eye Flight 121 of Pacific Air, occupying the entire first-class. However, Eddie dispatches hundred of different species of snakes airborne with a time operated device in the luggage to release the snakes in the flight with the intent of crashing the plane. Neville and the passengers have to struggle with the snakes to survive. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(at around 44 minutes) When the male flight attendant puts the snake in the microwave, he can be seen hitting the 'snake' preset button on that microwave - a somewhat unusual preset for a microwave. See more »
(at around 1h 3 mins) The controllers use the phrase "nineteen-thousand feet". This is incorrect as any altitude starting at eighteen thousand feet is referred to as a "Flight level". Thus he would say "Flight level one-niner-zero". Flight levels are used at these altitudes to eliminate altimeter differences due to local barometric pressure setting changes. See more »
A lot of people on IMDb have given Snakes on a Plane a 10/10 rating and
left comments like "omg this is best movie ever lol." Unfortunately,
most of these people had come to this conclusion before seeing the
movie, and are still high on the Internet hype that built the movie up
to be something it's not.
I guess there's no real point to writing a review of Snakes On A Plane.
With a title like that, you've already made up your mind about if you
want to see it. But keep this in mind...
Snakes On A Plane isn't a comedy movie. It isn't a horribly cheesy or
bad (intentionally or not) movie, either, or one that's "so bad it's
good," which is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in SOAP
discussions. Also, the movie's not all about Samuel L. Jackson being a
badass or swearing a lot, although it happens. Snakes On A Plane is a
entertaining mid-grade thriller movie that pretty much delivers what
you'd expect from a Hollywood movie about snakes on an airplane. No
more, no less.
Don't see this movie if you're expecting to constantly laugh at Samuel
L. Jackson showing off how cool he is. There are plenty of moments
where Sam kicks ass and gives some great one-liners and does amusing
things, but he is offscreen just as often as he is on it.
Snakes On A Plane isn't the best movie of the year. It's not the
funniest movie of the year or the scariest, but it is a good movie if
you're looking for mindless fun involving a lot of snakes on an
airplane, some gratuitous gore and nudity, and a few great Samuel L.
Jackson moments, check it out.
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