While practicing motocross in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses the brutal murder of an important American prosecutor by the powerful mobster Eddie Kim. FBI agent Neville Flynn persuades him to testify against Eddie in Los Angeles. They board the red-eye Flight 121 of Pacific Air, occupying the entire first-class section. However, Eddie dispatches hundred of different species of snakes airborne with a time-operated device in the luggage to release the snakes into the flight with the intent of crashing the plane. Neville and the passengers must struggle with the snakes to survive.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Most snakes were digitally created, because the real snakes did not move as much as the filmmakers wanted. See more »
(at around 1h 4 mins) The air traffic controllers display shows the aircraft's on-screen altitude warning changing from yellow to red when the aircraft is descending through one thousand feet, but shows it changing back from red to yellow at five hundred feet when the aircraft climbs. The controllers display shows numerous aircraft altitude readouts displayed down to the foot, e.g. DMA 134 is shown at 9719 feet. Controllers readouts show the altitudes only down to the hundreds of feet. Thus 9719 would be shown as ninety-seven hundred (actually it would be depicted simply as 97 in the data block). See more »
Samuel L. holds it together, but this film just isn't bad enough for the type of film it's been billed as. With all the promotional hype, I really expected something more. Where is the trenchant dialogue of a REALLY bad film? Sigh. It made me long for campy Killer Tomatoes, night clubbing Mushroom People, and the warm comfort of bad dialogue a la Buckaroo Banzai. I'm sure that the cast tried mightily, but in the end, it's just a semi-bad film, which is, of course, the kiss of death. Destined to be a lukewarm cult film for teens, about the best we can say is that Samuel L. is The Man for insisting that the film keep it's original working title of "Snakes on a Plane". One thing of note to parents- children may have been lured to the film because of all the promotional efforts and the film was originally rated PG-13. Additional footage took it to R and it contains scenes that are too strong for most pre-teen and younger teen children.
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