The 2006 thriller was directed by David R. Ellis and written by John Heffernan and Sebastian Gutierrez. It’s the story of FBI Agent Neville Flynn ( Samuel L. Jackson ), escorting a murder-witness on a flight from Honolulu to LA, when suddenly a bunch of snakes attack the passengers.
Fun fact, Sam Jackson took the role because of two reasons. The first being the the fact the role was written specifically for him, the second because of it’s amazing title.
Sean Jones ( Nathan Phillips ), the protection witness, sees his Father’s murder by the hands of Chen Leung ( Terry Chen ), an Asian mobster. His home is breaken into, only to get saved by Sam Jackson. Also, Kenan Thompson is the bodyguard to dollar store Diddy.
So Sam Jackson and Sean go on a plane to LA to testify against him. On the way, snakes break out. That’s basically all you need to know. There are snakes, on a plane and everybody either dies or lives. With the help of Kenan Thompson and his PS2 flying experience, the plane lands. That’s the story. The End
Snakes on a Plane was a pretty mediocre film. Suffering from too many characters and no-real sense of progress of being made. No hidden philosophy, no metaphors. Just pointless snake violence.
For what it was, I can understand it’s cult following, but it’s still pretty meh. 4.5/10.
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