Forget terrorists or hijackers -- there's a handful of deadly assassins aboard a jet liner and they don't even have arms or legs in this airborne thriller. Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) is an FBI agent handling what seems like a routine assignment -- serving as bodyguard for Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), a Hawaiian surfer dude who is flying to California to testify in a high-profile criminal trial after witnessing mobster Eddie Kim (Byron Lawson) murdering one of his underlings. However, Flynn's job gets a lot more challenging when he discovers Kim's associates don't want Jones to talk, and have devised a unique way to ensure his silence. A cache of highly dangerous poisonous snakes has been hidden on board the jet, and is released using a timed mechanism once the flight is well underway. The snakes quickly attack several members of the flight crew and are eagerly eying the passengers when Flynn decides its time to get medieval on the reptiles. Also starring Rachel Blanchard, Benjamin McKenzie, and Mark Houghton, Snakes on a Plane was produced under the title of Pacific Air Flight 121, but in several interviews Samuel L. Jackson expressed his enthusiasm for the script's original title, Snakes on a Plane, and the high-concept moniker quickly made the film's title and theme a favorite with bloggers and on Internet fan sites all over the world.~Mark Deming
Commentary by Samuel Jackson, director David R. Ellis and others
Cobra starship snakes on a plane (bring it)
Music video [in high definition] (including behind-the-scenes)
Featurette gallery: pure venom: the making of Snakes on a Plain [in high definition]
I love this movie! It's exactly what it says it is...............snakes, on a plane. It's fun, campy, and even a little suspenseful at times. Loved it!! Added bonus: My husband is terrified of snakes, and this got some girl-like screams out of him!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Better than expected
I hate snakes! I got this so I could try to get over my fear of snakes. "Try" being the operative word. Didn't help. But knowing the most frightening aspects of the snakes weren't real (being CGI, I assumed), made the movie watchable. And it was much better than I expected, not great, just average, and a pleasant night's entertainment.