Snakes on a Plane


New Line Presents
Snakes on a Plane

"On August 18th Summer Really Begins"

2006 - Action

Reviewed: 08.24.2006

Directed by David R. Ellis

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 violence

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. 

I really 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.

Stop laughing.

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 we?

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.


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?