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
In March 2006, New Line Cinema, due to massive fan interest on the Internet, allowed for a five day re-shoot to film new scenes to take the movie from PG-13 to an R-rated film (originally the film wrapped principal photography in September 2005). Among these additions is the Samuel L. Jackson character's line, "I've had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane," a line that originated in an anticipatory Internet parody of the movie. See more »
(at around 1h 7 mins) When Flynn and Claire are trying to pull the aircraft out of the dive, the controllers readout shows the aircraft going from 1,344 feet to 591 feet in three second. This would be a descent of over 15,000 feet per minute, or at this point 2.4 seconds from impact. An aircraft of this size has too much energy at this descent rate to be leveled off before impacting the water. See more »
Very little to offer those not of the cult following.
I saw the 10p.m. showing and I must say that this movie was nothing
special. Although I did not leave the theater wanting my time back (as
I don't actually pay for movies anymore) I didn't really find any
There were a few lines and such that made me chuckle, but mostly the
film seemed to consist of rampant fan service to the younger (in mind
more than age as this film is rated R) male audience. The fan service
seemed out of place and rather distracting as well. I know you all want
to hear Samuel L. say his infamous line, but let's be honest, it's a
whole lot of hype for very little pay off. The only truly horrible part
of the film was the CG, which looked very digitized and did not mesh
well with the live action on the screen.
Now I am a reasonable man, I knew going into the theater that I wasn't
going to be seeing "Casablanka," and I am at least thankful that this
film is an original (albiet inane) idea and not some re-make or
franchise spin off. However to be honest, if you are not a part of the
cult following you are probably better off spending your money
elsewhere and seeing the film either in a second run theater in a few
weeks or renting it in a few months.
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