Snakes On A Plane
Out Now On-Demand
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.
- David R. Ellis(Final Destination 2)
Action, Horror, Thriller
Rating: R13 contains offensive language & drug use
Empire Magazine [UK]
New York Times
Rolling Stone [USA]
Snakes on a plane
How could you put that movie on the movies
Fun with an audience & Best Line
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.
It's got audience participation, it's great fun.
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.