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Offline BeorningTopic starter

Snakes On A Plane
« on: January 01, 2013, 05:38:45 AM »
I happened to watch this movie, Snakes On A Plane, last night...

Oh dear. Can anyone explain to me what was the point of that movie? Having heard about the premise, I assumed that it was going to be comedy... But it wasn't. It was, apparently, shot as a completely serious thriller. A completely serious thrilled about *snakes attacking people on a passenger plane*.

What were the director and the screen writer thinking? Why did good actors like Samuel L. Jackson and Julianna Marguiles agree to play in it? And are there any people that actually liked this movie..?

Seriously... what a tripe.  :o

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 06:12:49 AM »
Maybe you would like Snakes on a Train better?

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 06:29:25 AM »
Actually, it does sound better. At least, that movie has the balls to be completely ridiculous.  ;D

Meanwhile, the people that made Snakes On A Plane seemed to be thinking that you could make a decent movie out of a premise like that...  ::)

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 06:37:17 AM »
Oh yeah, The Asylum film studio knows their movies are low-budget and aren't afraid to admit it. They are currently being restrained from releasing their Age of the Hobbits film from being released. It's the first time a major studio has actually managed to halt their production.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 06:41:14 AM »
Oh wow. Age of the Hobbits has Christopher Judge in it...

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 06:42:04 AM »
If you thought snakes on a plane odd, I really recommend you try either Sharktopus or Megashark VS Giant octopus... true works of art :p

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 12:10:49 PM »
Yeah, but you see: movies like that are so bad that even their makers don't treat them seriously. They have zero budget, no-name actors, lame effects... That's what makes them endearing.

Snakes On A Plane is one such movie too... but it has *good* budget, *good* actors and *good* effects. It's as if the people in charge actually thought that a movie about snakes on a plane could actually work.

*That* is what's odd about SOAP. It's as if somebody managed to get Spielberg direct Sharktopus and gave it a world-wide promotion as a summer blockbuster...

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2013, 12:34:58 PM »
If I remember right, the trailers for Snakes On A Plane came out far enough in advance that the Internet latched onto the idea that Samuel L. Jackson should say 'Mother-f---ing snakes on a mother-f---king plane!' so hard that Jackson actually put the line in when they filmed that part.  It wasn't part of the original script.

And I think that people went to see it because it was such a crap concept, and Jackson et al. were essentially 'slumming'.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 11:43:00 PM »
There are a couple movies featuring snakes on submarines:  "Silent Venom" and "Fer-de-Lance."

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 12:22:20 AM »
Let's not forget the TV version of the famous line: Monkey-Fighting Snakes on a Monday-through-Friday plane!

Edit - SOAP... SOAP could have been made into some kind of soap opera! oAo

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 02:15:25 PM »


That made me giggle. 

The movie was horrible, but I was one of those people that watched it (on dvd) just because no one says "Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf---ing snakes on this motherf---ing plane!" quite like Samuel L. Jackson does.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2013, 02:40:21 PM »
the Internet

There is pretty much your whole explanation right there.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 02:41:31 PM »
XD

Sucky movies can indeed be entertaining. Now, the Pirahna movies are as sucky and entertaining as Snakes on A Plane and if not, even more so IMO.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2013, 03:13:39 PM »
Pirahna 2 was just hysterical!

Oh, wait - it was supposed to be scary?

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2013, 04:48:16 PM »
What is funny about it you can fix the snake problem REALLY easy on an airplane.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2013, 05:03:58 PM »
Pirahna 2 was just hysterical!

Oh, wait - it was supposed to be scary?
Well, I bet their main goal was for it to be sexy >.<

Fish and topless women. Great idea!

Can't wait for the new Mermaid 3D series~

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 02:39:16 AM »
Pirahna 2 was just hysterical!

Oh, wait - it was supposed to be scary?

We talking straight up Piranha 2 here or Piranha 3DD? I'm still disappointed that Piranha 3DD didn't have the flying piranha in it:-<

I love the Piranha movies. I figured I'd hate the remakes but nope, they actually managed to surpass the originals in many ways.


Snakes on a Plane suffers a little from having it's origins as a serious movie but I think they did enough work to salvage it and turn it into a perfectly serviceable crazy film. It's no Two-Headed Shark Attack though.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 03:17:48 AM »
I happened to watch this movie, Snakes On A Plane, last night...

Oh dear. Can anyone explain to me what was the point of that movie? Having heard about the premise, I assumed that it was going to be comedy... But it wasn't. It was, apparently, shot as a completely serious thriller. A completely serious thrilled about *snakes attacking people on a passenger plane*.

What were the director and the screen writer thinking? Why did good actors like Samuel L. Jackson and Julianna Marguiles agree to play in it? And are there any people that actually liked this movie..?

Seriously... what a tripe.  :o
Because it paid well.  That's pretty much what it boils down to.  They director came at them with a script, saying they should do it and threw money at them, and they said 'Sure'.

How else do you think they'll feed themselves or their families?  If they didn't someone else would have gotten the work, and they'd be out of a paycheck.  This is what actors do.  And the best they can do is take a bad script and story and try to make it watchable.  It doesn't always work.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 07:37:25 AM »
I think the idea is that SMJ probably has directors beating down his agent's door - if he hadn't done Snakes on a Plane, he would have used the time to do some other action movie.

We talking straight up Piranha 2 here or Piranha 3DD? I'm still disappointed that Piranha 3DD didn't have the flying piranha in it:-<

I was talking Piranha 2 - air-breathing, flying piranhas?  That's right up there with 'Night of the Lepus' for *cough* raw terror. *snicker*

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 08:15:14 AM »
Quote from: Heaven Sent Blossom
Snakes on a Plane suffers a little from having it's origins as a serious movie but I think they did enough work to salvage it and turn it into a perfectly serviceable crazy film.

Really? Personally, I found this movie to be totally not-enough-crazy. It's like they really tried to make a serious movie there.

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I think the idea is that SMJ probably has directors beating down his agent's door - if he hadn't done Snakes on a Plane, he would have used the time to do some other action movie.

Yeah. I can see Julianna Margulies doing this for money (although it was a genuine pain for me to watch this quite capable actress in this trainwreck), but Samuel L. Jackson? It's not like he has trouble finding work...

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2013, 09:47:17 AM »
I happened to watch this movie, Snakes On A Plane, last night...

Oh dear. Can anyone explain to me what was the point of that movie? Having heard about the premise, I assumed that it was going to be comedy... But it wasn't. It was, apparently, shot as a completely serious thriller. A completely serious thrilled about *snakes attacking people on a passenger plane*.

What were the director and the screen writer thinking? Why did good actors like Samuel L. Jackson and Julianna Marguiles agree to play in it? And are there any people that actually liked this movie..?

Seriously... what a tripe.  :o


I think I have an image that will solve this question definitively.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2013, 11:25:34 AM »
Ha!  Good one, Wolfy.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2013, 02:01:08 PM »
Why wouldn't they agree to play in it? They already have good reputations so it's not like they have to worry about their careers dying over it. Probably looked like fun.

"You want me to play a cop escorting a guy on a plane that's been infested by snakes as an assassination attempt? ... Do I get to shoot any snakes? I want to shoot some of those motherfuckers. ... Cool, I'm in."

Something like that.

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Re: Snakes On A Plane
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2013, 02:04:31 PM »
"You want me to play a cop escorting a guy on a plane that's been infested by snakes as an assassination attempt? ... Do I get to shoot any snakes? I want to shoot some of those motherfuckers. ... Cool, I'm in."

Bwah-hah-ha!  I wouldn't be surprised if it went just about like that.