The thought of a movie about snakes on a plane was just so stupid I was not going to see this movie. But I gave in Saturday. The reviews of the movie were not nearly as bad as I expected. It is frequently referred to as dumb B-movie summer fun. The idea just kept growing on me and when my friend called and asked what new movies are out I knew what we had to see.
It certainly is no award winner, but it is a very fun movie. The movie is a lot like an airplane hijacking movie except you can’t try to reason with snakes and you can’t shoot them all. Some of the advertising makes it seem like a horror movie, I don’t care for horror movies, but didn’t really see it as a horror movie. It is violent, gross, suspenseful, and sometimes scary, but if it wasn’t it wouldn’t be nearly as fun. Of course, if you suffer from Ophidiophobia you should skip this movie. Otherwise, if you need one last good summer movie, this is it.
No matter how stupid the idea is, “Snakes On A Plane” is such a good title that it has apparently become a new way of saying “shit happens” according to the Urban Dictionary. I doubt I will be using it, but at least I will know what it means if I ever come across it.