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Snakes on a F**kin’ Plane!

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Snakes on a Plane

Wooo! I just got home from seeing Snakes on a Plane with Erik. We went into it without really high hopes for anything but kind of a cheeseball joke movie… and damn, were we SURPRISED. The movie had it’s corny moments, and the plot wasn’t exactly “thick,” (but really, what action movie’s plot IS?)… But I will honestly admit that I haven’t seen a better action-thriller in a LONG, LONG time.

The refreshing thing about the movie is that it was a serious movie about a dire, fucked up situation, but yet it did not take itself too seriously. It was VERY graphic. Violent. But when you consider the situation of the movie (poisonous snakes infesting a crippled aircraft over the pacific ocean) the graphic violence was, well, fairly unavoidable. I’m not much for “ickiness” so I covered my eyes during the “nasty” parts and I still enjoyed the movie.

Another interesting observation is that the horror of the situation and the graphic nature of the subject matter was well balanced by the heroism of the characters, some well-placed humor and a couple nods to the absolute absurdity of what they were dealing with. It really made the film entertaining rather than just “scary” or “violent” or “action-packed.”

Finally, I found it to be really similar to a lot of your typical “eighties movies,” in that it doesn’t try too hard, it doesn’t pretend to be anything but entertainment/thrills, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s not going to win any awards (except maybe “best use of Samuel L. Jackson in 2006″ or “Most snakes on a 747″), but it was definately a fun, get-the-adrenaline-going Friday night movie.

All in all, I really have to say I give it two thumbs up if you’re in the mood for a thriller. For real.

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