Critical Consensus: Now Boarding, "Snakes on a Plane." Destination: Fresh!

by | August 18, 2006 | Comments

"Snakes on a Plane," the movie with the greatest title since "Dude, Where’s My Car?", has captured the imagination of the blogosphere. But now that it’s finally hitting theaters, does "SoaP" live up to the buzz?

Fangirls and boys of the world, the moment of truth is here. The reviews for "Snakes on a Plane" are in, and it appears to be exactly what you wanted, no more, no less. It does indeed feature snakes on a plane, it includes Samuel L. Jackson‘s colorful way with obscenity, and it is undoubtedly a B-movie through and through, kinda like "The Towering Inferno." Or perhaps "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," since it’s been duly noted that the film works best in front of an enthusiastic audience. The critics agree that the film is utterly ludicrous (what did you expect?), and the positive reviews emphasize that "SoaP" is an unapologetically campy, fun ride. However, some critics say that in setting out to make a so-bad-it’s-good movie, the filmmakers negate the reason for the whole enterprise, since true cult status must be earned, not created. Still, at 64 percent on the Tomatometer, "SoaP" is getting a pretty clean bill of health.


"But I’m tyring, Ringo. I’m trying… real… hard… to get these @#&$*$ snakes off this @#&$*$ plane."

It’s by far the best reviewed not-screened-for-critics film of the year (the runner-up, "Silent Hill," is at 28 percent on the Tomatometer), and it’s also leaving "Snakes on a Train" in the dust.

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