Monday, May 25, 2009

Snakes On A Plane (2006)

2.5 / 5
Tagline: On August 18th Summer Really Begins
Directed by: David R. Ellis, Lex Halaby
Written by: John Heffernan, Sebastian Gutierrez
Actors include: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips
Genre: Action, Thriller
Length: 105 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Germany/USA/Canada

I actually saw this one in the theatre because when it came out it had a ridiculously high IMDB rating (since I've learned it's just the folks who made the movie rating it in droves) and it has good actors in it so what the heck? Well it does deliver exactly what is promised in the title...there are snakes on a plane and yes...they aren't friendly. It's extremely literal filled with CGI effects (which aren't my favorite in mega doses) it feels cheap and they are only doing the bare minimum to get by. I didn't think it was startling, nor was it thrilling nor at any point was I overly happy to be watching the film even. It was actually less interesting than I even thought it would have been. An FBI agent ends up on a plane full of deadly snakes put there to kill a witness. Yep from there it's snake carnage. There isn't much nice I can say, so I guess I'd better end this here.

Availability:  On DVD or Blu-Ray

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