Writer: John Heffernan, Sebastian Gutierrez (Screenplay) David Dalessandro, John Heffernan (Story)
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard, Flex Alexander, Kenan Thompson, Keith Dallas, Lin Shaye, Bruce James, Sunny Mabrey, Byron Lawson
Plot: After Sean (Phillips) witnesses a murder by well-known criminal Eddie Kim (Lawson) FBI agent Neville Flynn (Jackson) takes Sean into protective custody. Sean has to give evidence on Eddie Kim in LA just a short flight away from Honolulu, taking over a red eye flight and first class. Eddie Kim has a trick up his sleeve for the flight he arranges for the flight to have a large shipment of snakes which are set to be released during the flight.
Verdict: A film you will never forget and never see again.
Story: Yes the story sounds farfetched but it gets put together very well to enter an action film genre. What could end up being a ridiculous comedy turns into a serious action with small one-liners that will give you a giggle. Granted this won’t win any Oscars but it is a good watch that will entertain from start to finish. (8/10)
Actor Review: Samuel L Jackson – FBI agent Neville who has been tracking down Eddie Kim for years and finally has a witness to take him down for good. Fights the snakes and tries to find a solution to the problem. Even though this isn’t Jackson best film or performance it is up there with his most memorable performances of his career. Star Performance Award, Iconic Performance Award (8/10)
Actor Review: Nathan Phillips – Sean the reluctant witness who presences puts everyone at risk. Gives an average performance but doesn’t get too much time to shine as spends more time trying to rescue people that anything else. (6/10)
Actor Review: Julianna Margulies – Air hostess who is one her last flight before entering her new career. Has to be the voice of calm on the flight through all the panic. Solid supporting role which is performed not to steal any scenes but be a natural fit in the role. (7/10)
Director Review: David R. Ellis – Good direction throughout showing he knows how to build suspense in a film. (8/10)
Action: Some good action but nothing that shines to a top level of action. (7/10)
Thriller: The build to the first release is very tense and then throughout you are left wondering who will make it and how they will survive. (9/10)
Special Effects: Solid special effects throughout. (8/10)
Believability: Gangster trying to stop a witness talking is very realistic but how snakes on a plane are not. (1/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Settings: Airplane for a snakes is a great setting, with nowhere to run the characters get put an impossible situation. (10/10)
Suggestion: The title itself is enough to make you want to watch this and then it is one film you can just enjoy watching without having to switch you brain on. (Watch)
Best Part: The snake attack is brutal
Worst Part: The dog death
Action Scene of the Film: The first snakes release.
Kill Of The Film: One passenger gets a snake bite to the eye.
Funniest Scene: Shouldn’t be funny but the guy who uses the toilet is a bit unfortunate but funny.
Favourite Quote: Neville ‘Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!’
Oscar Chances: No
Chances of Sequel: No but did get spoofed in Snakes on a Train.
Overall: Good action film