Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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An F.B.I. Agent takes on a plane full of deadly venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

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25 August 2006 | RequiemForAJohn
| Overrated... and not as good as it could have been
Anyone who's seen this movie and given it a 10 may feel good about themselves for promoting what obviously started as an underground film, but an honest look will show you that this movie is grossly overrated. Before I get labeled as someone who "just doesn't get it" concerning this movie, I'd like to explain what I expected: a movie with everything over-the-top: Violence, cursing, and (most importantly) Samuel L. Jackson. What I got was glimpses of the movie I expected interspersed with, unfortunately, what looked like real attempts at plot and character development. Especially painful was watching the rap star's transformation from good guy to bad and back to good again. Pointless, it added nothing to the film. What hurt the most, though, was a lack of Mr. Jackson. He was in the movie, but other than the one expected line towards the end of the film, there really wasn't anything else that was quotable in there. I thought he'd be cursing and killing snakes left and right, but by the time he finally said his "mother *beep* snakes" line, the audience's cheering where I watched it was half-hearted as though to say "well, that was good, but where were all the other parts I came here to cheer for?" Most of the "extreme" scenes felt forced (just think about the line from the guy who pees on the snake), while all it would have taken to make this movie awesome was to not hold back or strive for "acting" or "plot". I gave the movie a 5 because, come on, Sam Jackson is the man and, admittedly, there were some pretty damn funny parts... but I really wanted to rate this higher. The idea was great, but I didn't feel it came close to the hype. Instead, I left feeling like I'd just watched all the deleted scenes of a great movie that just didn't measure up to the finished product.

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Did You Know?


The initial script for the film was one hundred twenty-two pages long, when David R. Ellis signed on to direct. After re-working the script, along with his Producing Director and Samuel L. Jackson, for more than four months, the script was narrowed down to one hundred three pages.


Daniel Hayes: Go, get outta here. Go!


(at around 1h 27 mins) Flynn tells the passengers to hold their breaths before he shoots the windows, thereby depressurizing the interior of the plane. In reality, if a person holds their breath during depressurization, a 'lung over-expansion injury' can occur. This is why scuba divers are taught "Never hold your breath".

Crazy Credits

Before the credits, there is a quick flash of a open-mouthed snake ready to bite the camera. During the credits, Cobra Starship's "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It!)" music video plays.

Alternate Versions

The DVD contains some deleted scenes:

  • A scene where Mercedes talks to the newlywed couple in the airport.
  • The scene where Eddie Kim fights his opponent is prolonged.
  • A scene where you see all the passengers board the plane.
  • The dialog between Three Gs and Mercedes is prolonged.
  • More dialogs in the first meeting between Agent Flynn and Claire.
  • The attack on Mrs. Bova is prolonged.
  • A scene where Three Gs and Mercedes talk about a music video.
  • The newlywed woman complains that she never will have children.
  • A short scene between the newlyweds when they prepare to crash.
  • More dialog in the final scene between Flynn and Claire.


It's OK, But Just This Once!
Written and Performed by
Gym Class Heroes
Courtesy of Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing


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