Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Snakes on a Plane

OK, so...am I crazy or was Snakes On A Plane actually really good?

I caught a matinee yesterday which I had been advised against, mainly because I was told that the way to see the movie was with an enthusiastic crowd, not just a few random people scattered throughout the theater in the middle of an afternoon. I don't see what the difference would have been though, because I loved it anyway.

Is it a silly B-movie? Absolutely. But I thought it was pretty much the king of silly B-movies. People have been saying it's so bad, it's good but I actually thought it was goodgood.It's a solid movie that hits all the right notes. It got me cringing in my seat a few times.

It followed the basic rule for these types of action/thriller movies: Whenever you think things can't get worse, they get worse. Starting to get a handle on the six million snakes slithering around the plane? Too bad because here comes the giant 30 foot python, baby! Think you're out of the woods once and for all? Too bad, your pilot just died. And so on and so on.

All in all, a really entertaining way to spend a couple of hours. Anyone else see it?


Reel Fanatic said...

I did indeed see this, and I have to agree with you .. it was just a big ball of B-movie goodness, and the most fun I had at the movies this summer

robskiles said...

I don't want to hear this, NO! NO! NO!. There is such a lack of good entertainment these days and I don't want to encourage more 'Snakes on a Plane' even if it was a fun B Movie. I guess, when it's fun it's fun but we need good and the more these movies do well (like reality shows) the more the studio's will produce them because I'm sure they aren't as expensive as other movies, no matter how realistic the 30 foot python looks.