Friday, September 01, 2006
Snakes On A Plane
At its core, Snakes On A Plane is the usual, run-of-the-mill, clichéd airplane thriller. You’ve got your bad-ass cop, your plucky air-hostess. The passengers consist of a disgruntled Englishman, a slutty socialite, a woman with the baby, children travelling alone, and every other airplane stereotype you can think of. They’re all there, ready-made for screaming and jumping.
But did I mention the snakes?
You’ve really gotta hand it to this film. It doesn’t take itself remotely seriously, yet it manages to be one of the most thrilling, engaging and fun films in recent history. It swings between laughs and shocks so quickly you barely notice the shift. And if that’s not enough. It’s got SNAKES on a (motherfucking) PLANE!
I could wax lyrical about special effects and character development and all that other crap, but it’d detract from the pure awesomeness that are the snakes. So I won’t.
It’s got Snakes on a Plane, people! That should be enough for anyone.