Sunday, August 27, 2006

Snakes on a Mother Fuckin' Plane



The most hyped film of the year is finally out and I finally got to see it this weekend. I don't really need to tell you what the film is about as it has perhaps the best title for a film for a long time. Apparently some stupid exec said it was going to be called Pacific Flight 121. Hurrah to Samuel L Jackson for refusing to act until the title was changed.

So we have a plane full of passengers being attached by various snakes for the best part of an hour along with some great B-movie cliches: the young couple who sneak off to make out and become victims #1 and #2, the obnoxious character who gets the best death scene, corny dialogue, a character who goes back to rescue the baby and dies saving them etc etc.

But everyone in the film knows this is all tongue in cheek and whilst not playing it intentionally for laughs they're not exactly going to be in the running for this year's Oscars either. Jackson holds the film together and is super cool as always and I will admit that it was better than I thought it would be even though I've been caught up in the hype.

Definitely one of the better films this year and infinitely better than the last two I've seen.
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