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
450 snakes were used, including one 22-foot-long Burmese python. See more »
(at around 1h 30 mins) Troy's ability to fly is supposedly based on his 2000 flight hours of a flight simulator on the Playstation 2. There is no game or flight simulator for the Playstation 2 that is nearly detailed enough to prepare someone to fly and land a 747. Also the level of detail in terminology, complex knowledge of landing practices, and identifying runways, as well as the complex controls of the plane, would not be present in a Playstation 2 game. Even a pilot who actually flew all the planes listed by Troy would likely have at least some trouble flying such a large plane. See more »
when discussing a movie titled 'snakes on a plane', we should point out
early that the snakes are pretty darn important to the plot.
what we have here are very bad cgi snakes that neither look nor move
like real snakes. snakes are scary because they appear to be slimy,
they crawl they slither. these snakes do nothing of the sort. they
glide along like they would in a video game. they are cartoon snakes. i
would go as far to say that even someone that had a major phobia
against real snakes would not find these ones scary
why on earth then would you want to include extreme close ups of these
cgi failures? why not rely on suspense.. the whole 'less is more'
ethic. or better still, why not just make them look good in the first
place? and then maybe still use them sparingly
take one look at john carpenters 'the thing'. here we have real slime,
and gore of eerie proportions. 20 years go by and we get this pile of
stinking sfx crap 'snakes on a plane'. when are these people going to
wake up and smell the coffee? special effects are going backwards!
sure you could say.. but the movie is a joke, get it? sure i'm with
that idea, but do it well! in addition to the above, this movie has
crap dialogue. and the music and sound effects are not creepy or
memorable in any way.
i could handle every other actor being part of this movie, except for
jackson. what was he doing there? the man who starred in pulp fiction
10 years ago. is this career progression? are you offering people value
for money? no. i'd like to know what Tarantino thought when he was half
way through this stinker of a movie
the current generation seem to have very low expectations. and
Hollywood seems to be offering them just what they want. on leaving the
cinema i saw a number of advertisements for some truly horrendous
looking future releases including... DOA: dead or alive, (another) cgi
animal film called 'flushed away', and another crap looking comedy
named 'click'. in addition to that i saw some awful trailers, including
one for (another) crap British horror/comedy. i've truly not seen the
movie industry in a mess like this for a long time
expect to see this movie for sale in the DVD bargain section for £1 in
6 months time. and if you're expecting to see a black comedy with
tonnes of great looking snakes, and some bad ass cool dialogue coming
from samuel l jacksons lips. forget it.
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