Saturday, 21 June 2014

Snaky on a Plany

Thought I reviewed this already, but hey, fresh eyes because I don't think I saw this after I saw it in the theatre... when I was by myself, so that was a great cinematic experience.

So there are snakes... and they are on a plane... and you know what? When you remove the ridiculous premise of snakes being on a plane, this is quite a serious movie. Dude gets ganked by Asian Stereotype and FBI Agent needs to protect the Witness and get him to trial. Along the way, they have to deal with a number of horrendous scenarios and face certain death. Various people break down, others come together, and there is character development and relationships to care about and by the end... are wondering why they decided to put all those snake sequences in. Yes, I know it's because it got internet-hyped, but there is a nearly decent movie under that cover, and it doesn't get a chance because of those monkey fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday plane!

Samuel L. Jackson gets to play the hard ass, of course, but you can tell he isn't trying that hard. Julianna Margulies deserves to be in a better movie than this. ...and the rest of the cast is there because they needed annoying characters to hopefully get killed by snakes...

So yeah, it's better than its reputation would make you think... but has anyone thought of this movie recently?


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