Number of Times Seen – 2 (21 Nov 2017 and 29 Jul 2018)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – In order to stop a federal witness from testifying, a mob boss releases hundreds of venomous snakes on the plane transporting him from Hawaii to LA.
My Take on it – As many of you are aware, I am not a fan of horror films at all and avoided watching this film for 11 years based solely on the perception that this was a horror film.
Boy was I wrong.
When I watched this last year, I was quite impressed by the film and enjoyed watching it for the first time.
This month, this film was chosen as the Movie of the Month over at the Lamb and I got to be a part of the podcast discussing this film.
This is overall a really fun film yet also a silly one and I enjoyed it even more on this rewatch than I did the first time I saw it last year.
They manage to keep the action aspects of it all quite enjoyable and the thrills are nonstop throughout.
Samuel L. Jackson is superb in the lead role and takes the entire idea so seriously which can be seen by the gusto way that he portrays his character throughout.
The fact that this film is aware of the fact that there is no need to take itself seriously works so well especially since they allow us to see that fact the entire time.
This film does a wonderful job of thinking of innovative and ingenious ways to use these snakes as weapons against the passengers on this plane over and over and manage to keep things both interesting and hilariously stupid at the same time.
Bottom Line – Really fun yet stupid film. The action is great and there is nonstop thrills the entire time. Jackson is superb in the main role and plays his part with gusto the entire time. The movie knows that it doesn’t need to take itself seriously and allows us to see that the entire time. They think of some really ingenious ways to use the snakes as weapons and manage to keep things interesting and hilarious the whole time because it’s so silly and stupid. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This film’s title originated at an after-work happy hour among Hollywood colleagues to see who could come up with the most awful pitch for a movie. Producer Craig Berenson, who worked for DreamWorks at the time, gave his pitch for this movie based on a script called “Venom.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (upgrade from original review)
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