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Snakes On A Plane, Movie

Snakes On A Plane 2006

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With its crosshairs set on cult film status, the brilliantly titled 'Snakes On A Plane' actually added scenes to get an R rating. Director Ellis: "We increased the violence and the gore. There's more nudity, more radical language from Samuel L" (Empire).

Interesting anecdote 2: Samuel L. Jackson apparently read in the trade papers that the film was in pre-production. He rang the filmmakers and asked if the title was a euphemism. No was the answer, just snakes on a plane. Samuel L. said "sign this motherf**ker up."

FBI agent Flynn (Jackson) is escorting an eye witness of a murder to LA on a passenger plane (for safety reasons, obviously). But protectors of the murderer have unleashed a devilish plan. First they gave passengers leis sprayed with a pheromone designed to make snakes go berserk. Then a crate carrying masses of snakes is snuck aboard and opened mid-flight. Hence we have snakes on a plane, going for where the pheromone is: the passengers.

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It's got audience participation, it's great fun.

Gabriel Nobody (?)

What annoys me, as a side note, are the press reviews that are liking it. Ordinarily they'd hate a film of this ilk - happily B-Grade, exploitation, cheesy dialogue etc - but because of the film's publicity & the excitement of the public they jump on the bandwagon & praise it.

The film - it's awesome. The crowd I saw it with (a preview screening) was amped and they were half of the fun. After a great scene (eg: snakes bites nipple), a cheer went up. After Samuel L. Jackson says "That is it! I've had it with these motherf***king snakes!", a cheer went up.

It's got audience participation, it's great fun. I've never had a crowd (or experience) like that in a NZ cinema. I bet they'll be a heap of films copying it's B-Grade stylings coming out from the studios soon.

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Best line in Snakes On A Plane:

TKL Nobody (?)

My vote is for "That is it, I've had it with these mother-f***king snakes!"

Movie is a mammoth audience pleaser. Part of me couldn't believe I was watching such rubbish, the other part was loving it.

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Best line

hannah Nobody (?)

My favourite was Sameul L.'s simple: "Sporks?".

Or, "We have got to put up a barricade to protect ourselves from the snakes."

Certainly the film is over-hyped, but it's great value when you go in knowing its cheesy & OTT on purpose.

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Fun with an audience & Best Line

michael Nobody (?)

The film was a lot of fun & the audience reaction was suprising, it made the experience enjoyable. In fact, if i'd seen it on DVD I would've hated it. It's the audience participation aspect that was fun.

Best Line: I have to say the simplistic, direct and when isolated, ultimately ridiculous:

"We have got to put up a barricade to protect ourselves from the snakes"

is a winner.

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These snakes have some bite

Michael R Nobody (?)

I must admist i was a little unsure about how good (or bad) this movie would be. To my surpise, it was totally awesome! Don't get me wrong - the audience knew it was bad, heck even the actors seemed to know it was bad....but its SO bad, that its actually really good. I foudnd it so incredibly spine chilling and fright inducing you can't help but love it! Go in expecting little, and you'll have a squirming good time.

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No no no, bad bad bad

stacy Nobody (?)

Can't agree with the people so far. The only reason this is liked is because of the 'hype' and sudden, suposedly 'coolness' of B-grade.

The film is gratuitious, predictable and poorly acted. And saying its supposed doesn't hide the fact. If people had seen it cold (ie: without any reputation), I'm sure most would think of it as the bollocks it is.

Unrecommended.

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Snakes on a plane

Kim Nobody (?)

How could you put that movie on the movies

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duh duh

Glenn Cheetham Nobody (?)

Not worth the price of a ticket,silly storyline if you can call it that,wouldn't recommend it to an enemy

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Press Reviews

BBC

The film displays a single-minded love of exploitative trash, and you're rarely more than a minute away from a grisly death, a noisy scare, or a gratuitous breast shot. Roll on Spiders In A Hovercraft... Full review.

Empire Magazine [UK]

Okay, but not as likeable as, say, Piranha, Tremors, Slither, Anaconda, Eight-Legged Freaks or the 1973 TV movie Horror at 37,000 Feet... Full review.

FilmThreat.com [USA]

There are two things you need to know about “Snakes on a Plane” that I’m going to share with you now: 1. It has the potential to supplant “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as the greatest audience participation movie of all time. 2. It is, simultaneously, one of the worst and best movies I’ve ever seen... Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

This is a coolly efficient, tongue-in-cheek horror-comedy about poisonous snakes on a rampage at 30,000 feet. The snakes sink their fangs into a tongue, eye, penis, breast and ass. A boa even tries to swallow a man. A very large man. You'll never complain about those in-flight meals again. Things could be so much worse... Full review.

New York Times

As it happens, “Snakes on a Plane” isn’t just about rubber reptiles and Mr. Jackson spewing pearls of profanity; it’s also a solid, B-movie-style entertainment crammed with “Boos!” and lightly scented with a whiff of social metaphor... What they give us is the chance to win, not with righteous morality, but with an old-fashioned swagger that says, much like the film itself, Hey, we may be stupid, but we rock... Full review.

Premiere [USA]

1/2 Why is this movie so watchable? Four simple reasons. It's truly funny. It's truly scary. It's truly gruesome. And Samuel L. Jackson is the cool head who prevails (“You stick with me, you live”)... Full review.

Rolling Stone [USA]

1/2 And so after all the Internet hype about those motherfckin' snakes on that motherfukin' plane, the flick itself is a murky stew of shock effects repeated so often that the suspense quickly droops along with you eyelids. It's not so bad that it's good. It's so bland that it's boring. Not even worth a hissss... Full review.