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Reviewed by Chorley BG / Joined Chorley 2014
Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Plane
USA, 2006, 105 minutes Action, Disaster
It really is about time American audiences got the joke about how ridiculous cinema is getting. The excellent 'Jason X' from back in 2003, an slasher movie about a resurrected psycho hacking up teens in space, and 2000's 'Deep Rising', about a giant squid sucking passengers down toilets on board a luxury cruise liner, both flopped stateside yet found considerable success over on our isles. They were both films that ripped the piss out of tired, cliche-ridden genres that needed a kick up the jacksy. If it wasn't for the wacky title and tremendous buzz surrounding 'Snakes on a Plane', this would have been yet another low-budget box-office actioner. Another factor that may have contributed to this film's success may be a very simple one. It features snakes. Just look at 'Anaconda' and its silly sequel, both made millions. I don't know what subconscious impulse drives us to pay to see people get squished and snapped at by crazed serpents, but it is a theory I'm willing to defend.
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