Screenplay by John
Heffernan and Sebastian Gutierrez
Story by David Dalessandro and John Heffernan
Starring Heywood Jahblowme, Ben
Dover, Alotta Fagina, and Mike Rotch.
Rated R for language, a
scene of sexuality and drug use, and intense sequences of terror and
Fun Fact: In
March 2006 New Line Cinema, due to massive fan interest on the
Internet, allowed for a 5 day reshoot to film new scenes to take the
movie from PG-13 to a R-rated film (originally the film wrapped
principal photography in September 2005). Among these additions is the
Jackson character's line, "I've had it with these mother fucking
snakes on this mother fucking plane!" a line that originated in an
anticipatory internet parody of the movie.
Usually, when I see a movie like this, I can pick
out where the film was edited to get a more soft rating. The
word "fuck" overdubbed with the word "screw." A sex scene
whittled down to practically nothing.
think that Snakes on a Plane is the first time I've ever
seen a PG-13 movie edited to become an R... and you can tell.
You can tell where scenes were added, where Samuel L. Jackson re-shot
a scene to rant about "motherfucking snakes." Call me crazy, but
it actually adds to the fun of this already stupidly fun movie.
I'm sure that the majority of you are curious as
to what this movie is really about. After all, the plot has been
kept secret and only those as privileged as I who have seen this movie
know what it is really about. So, here goes...
To kill an informant, a mod boss decides to get
creative with his killing and releases hundreds of poisonous
pissed-off snakes into the passenger jet that the informant is on.
One thing that the snakes don't count on is that
Samuel L. Jackson is aboard and he's had enough of those motherfucking
snakes on his motherfucking plane.
Obviously, Snakes on a Plane is not the
kind of movie that you should remotely take seriously. Heck,
Snakes on a Plane doesn't even take itself seriously... why should
I guess the shocker of this move is just how much
fun it actually is. I kid you not, I had more fun during my
showing of Snakes on a Plane than I have had with any movie all
year. Call it a testament to how much joy this movie has brought
into my life or a condemnation at how horrible a year for cinema 2006
has been. I'll leave that up to you.
Snakes on a Plane isn't "so bad it's good",
Snakes on a Plane is so good it's great. Seriously! Stop
looking at me like that!
This movie is helluva fun and, when you're in the
middle of an audience willing to play along, it just makes the
experience that much better. This movie is fun, funny, brutal,
and appeals to every base nature that a human has.
I mean... SNAKES ON A PLANE!
It may kill my reputation from this point on, but
I honestly think that this movie will end up on my top ten given how
horrible this year in movies have been.
Is that a condemnation or a compliment?
Hell, take it as a complement. Why the heck not?