Snakes on a Plane
SNAKES slithering on a plane is not
all that you get actually; the film
also has Samuel L. Jackson doing his
usual (but likeable) tough and cool guy act
complete with cussing.
Like all other monster-themed films, the
action begins after a B-grade actor who happens to be playing the villain (Byron Lawson
doing a Bruce Lee impersonation as kingpin
Eddie Kim) does something really bad.
For this film, he kills a lawyer at a deserted
part of Hawaii, only to be witnessed by one
Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips).
Before you can say check in, Jones is
coerced to become the key witness in a case
against Kim and is soon flying first class to
Los Angeles accompanied by two agents.
Naturally, there is a group of people on the
plane that audience could immediately
identify as those who will survive the snakes'
assault and those who won't.
The film does not pretend to be anything
other than what it is; the snakes do take a
bite at every opportunity regardless of age,
race and sex. At least snakes are not
It may also be horrible watching the people
go through some horrible deaths, especially if
you are afraid of snakes, but there's fun to be
The characters spew really funny lines at
the most inopportune moment that one is not
really sure whether to laugh or grimace at the
scene. Then again, that is usually the case
with thrillers of this sort.
So if you are game for a little horror and a
lot of fun, this is the movie you have been